In this episode, photographer Cait Oppermann joins us to discuss her recent travels to Bangkok, her book Sea Blues which was a collaboration with Yael Malka, making portraits for editorial gigs, the illusion of Instagram followers, roaming around cities making photos, the importance of travel in her work and much more!
Cait reached out to me a few years ago when her book came out and I’ve been following her work ever since. It was nice speaking with her and realizing how much we have in common in our approach to photography as well the type of work we appreciate. I left our conversation inspired and curious about where her work will take her in the future. She’s the type of photographer I think will have one of those dynamic careers that crosses many different types of photography. Cait has a BFA in photography from Pratt and her clients include Bloomberg Businessweek, WIRED, Buzzfeed, Fast Company, Dwell, Bon Appétit, Uber, Wilder Quarterly and Urban Outfitters.
For the photobook segment, we talked about The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus by Rob Hornstra, Viviane Sassen: Parasomnia, Sketches. Polaroids of Africa (2002-2010) by Viviane Sassen, and Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects.
We were once again joined by the talented Brett A. Davis as a co-host and in episode portrait maker. Thanks Brett!
To view the book spreads and behind the scenes photos, visitblog.lpvshow.com
Recorded February 7th, 2016 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn