Bryan Formhals

Bryan Formhals is a native of Minnesota. In 2005 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue screenwriting. After suffering from writer’s block, he picked up a camera and began photographing the city. After four years of studying photography, he picked up and moved to Brooklyn, New York where he continues his creative pursuits. Bryan is the founder and Creative Director of La Pura Vida.

Work by Bryan Formhals:

Episode 2.29 - Ralph Smith
Recorded June 19, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Ralph Smith went to RIT with Tom, so I’d met him…

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Episode 2.28 - Rachel Sussman
Recorded June 13, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn The title caught my attention right away: ‘The Oldest Living Things…

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Episode 2.27 - Andrew Hetherington
Recorded June 5, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Andrew Hetherington has the type of career most editorial photographers dream…

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Episode 2.26 - Mikael Kennedy
Recorded June 3, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Mikael Kennedy gets to the point. I think I’ve had about…

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Episode 2.25 - Patrick Gookin
Recorded May 31, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn I’d met Patrick Gookin in 2007/2008 while I was living in Los…

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Episode 2.24 - Jennifer McClure and Amy Touchette
Recorded May 15, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Candid or staged? It’s one of those debates that often…

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Episode 2.23 - Magali Duzant
Recorded May 9, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn I have very little memory of how any photographer first…

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Episode 2.22 - Brett A. Davis
Recorded May 1, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn  A few weeks ago I walked over to 10×10’s Shashin Zine Fest…

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Episode 2.21 - Gus Powell
Recorded April 9th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn When I first discovered Gus Powell’s photographs on iN-PUBLIC several years ago I was…

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Episode 2.20 - Sophie Barbasch
Recorded April 5th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn A few months ago I saw Sophie Barbasch’s Fault Line photographs…

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Episode 2.19 - Paul Kwiatkowski
Recorded March 28th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn When your first book receives critical praise from the likes of Ira…

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Episode 2.18 - Khalik Allah
Recorded March 22nd, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn With photography, sometimes all it takes is a handful of…

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Episode 2.17 - Josh Kesner
Recorded March 14th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Josh Kesner earns his living as a director of photography, and…

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Episode 2.16 - Anna Yatskevich
Recorded February 28th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Anna Yatskevich goes by jazzaddict on social media, which should give you a good indication…

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Episode 2.15 - Charlie Johnstone & Corey Presha
I met Corey Presha last fall sometime, maybe at the NY Art Book Fair. That was around the time I first heard…

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Episode 2.14 - Amanda Jasnowski & Sarah Jacobs
I met Amanda Jasnowski for the first time after the opening for the Photographer’s Playbook at Aperture. James Chororos introduced us and Eddy later…

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