Recorded June 19, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn
Ralph Smith went to RIT with Tom, so I’d met him a few times over the year. He was PDN 30 in 2014 and he’s photographed for Sotheby’s, Food Network Magazine, Field & Stream, Conde Naste Traveler, among several others. His still life photographs are meticulously lit, playful and colorful. He works in a part of photoland that I don’t know much about so I was curious to see what he had to say about hustling as a photographer. He also happens to be a fellow Minnesotan so it was nice relate from that perspective as well.
He brought some interesting books as well, which we’ve come to expect, but it’s always interesting to see the combinations. In this episode we get Duane Michels, Trevor Paglen, Star Wars and John Pfahl. I have a new appreciation for Michels after viewing his skewering of the photo world. I started to wonder if this podcast was satire? What would Duane Michels say about a photobook podcast? I don’t want to know the answer. Enjoy!
Executive Producer / Host Bryan Formhals
Executive Producer / Audio Engineer / Music Tom Starkweather
Producer Eddy Vallante
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