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 3.10 - Cait Oppermann
In this episode, photographer Cait Oppermann joins us to discuss her recent travels to Bangkok, her book Sea Blues which was a…

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Episode 3.9 - Brad Ogbonna
In this episode, photographer Brad Ogbonna joins us to discuss how he got started in photography, growing up in Minnesota, shooting film,…

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Episode 3.8 - Susan Meiselas & Kristen Lubben at the 10x10 Photobook Salon
For this episode, we were invited by the team at 10×10 Photobooks to record a show during their salon with Magnum photographer Susan…

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Episode 3.7 - John Francis Peters
In this episode, photographer John Francis Peters joins us to discuss his journey’s around the world photographing, covering the drought in California,…

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Episode 3.6 - Elle Perez
Recorded December 11th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn In this episode, photographer Elle Perez joins us to discuss photographing underground…

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Episode 3.5 - Richard Bram
  Brooklyn In this episode, photographer Richard Bram joins us to talk about the book he’s working on, the bad brand of…

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Episode 3.4 - Qiana Mestrich
Recorded January 9th, 2016 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn In this episode, photographer Qiana Mestrich (Founder of Dodge & Burn), joins us…

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Episode 3.3 - Sacha Lecca
Recorded November 13th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn In this episode, photographer Sacha Lecca (Deputy Photo Editor of Rolling Stone),…

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Episode 3.1 - Hin Chua
  Recorded September 28th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Tom and I were enjoying our break when I…

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Episode 2.30 - Noel Camardo
Recorded June 26, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn This is the final episode of season 2. We’ll be…

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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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