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1
Nov 2020

Episode 33 Hugh Kretschmer Award Winning editorial and advertising surrealist photographer

Episode 33 Hugh Kretschmer

Award Winning editorial and advertising surrealist photographer

 

Welcome to Episode 33,

Today Jake and I are talking with Award Winning editorial and advertising photographer Hugh Kretschmer..

Hugh creates incredible  photo illustrations, ranging from commercial projects to surreal Fine Art Pieces, he takes us into a world that will visually bend your mind with his surreal narratives. His photos reveal other worlds and will take you on a magical story that will move you. 

That aside, his clients include the likes of Vanity Fair, New York Times, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Fortune, Sony, Toyota, Honda and many many more...

Hugh classes himself as a Photographic Illustrator, his ideas are created from an illustrators perspective and so is his process except he uses his camera as his weapon of choice to capture all of this…

Introduced to photography at a young age by his father, who was a was a photo-instrumentation engineer for MacDonnell Douglas who worked on projects from the Mercury through to the Apollo missions.

Hugh’s work certainly borrows from the art world and you can certainly see a hint of Rene Magritte and perhaps a hint of Salvador Dali in his concepts, but don’t be fooled thinking this is all put together in Photoshop… Oh no… this is where Hugh’s approach and work ethic is completely the opposite as he composes nearly all his work utilising the manual building process of props/ sets and recording multiple process in camera.

Hugh’s mind and work are both amazing, and we don’t boast to understand it all, but visually it’s truly outstanding and mesmerising.

For those wanting to look at the Fence in a landscape image we referenced in the podcast here is the link so you can see what we’re talking about, only then will you appreciate the amount of work that goes into such. shot.

Fence panel Landscape: https://www.hughkretschmer.net/OVERVIEW/19/caption

Hugh is such an amazing person with a. complicated creative mind and was such pleasure to interview.

Don’t gorget the 10 question ‘Rapid fire not so rapid fire’ round in the middle of the show.. Always a fun few minutes…

 

Website:  www.hughkretschmer.net

IG: @hugh_kretschmer

FB: @hugh_kretschmer

Twitter:

 

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Remember, if have a question about anything Photography or Video/Cinema related, we’d love to hear them, you can send your questions to podlamania@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to leave a comment and like.

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

 

SUPPORT THE SHOW: Help support PODLAMANIA, so we can bring you even more amazing guests.

If you want to help support us to produce and record even more great interviews and content for your ears, and allow us to physically be in front of some of this worlds greatest talents and artists, you can help make this happen by donating on our Paypal page. (Link below)

Even a dollar can help us to keep the hamsters fed in their wheels to keep the electricity running. :)   

PAYPAL: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9CTSELVWACV2W&source=url

BUY ME A COFFEE: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/4YW3Nve

 

 

Wayne & Jake's own websites:

https://Waynejohns.com

https://Jakehicksphotography.com

 

21
Aug 2020

Episode 30 James Nader Fashion & Advertising Photographer

Episode 30 James Nader

Fashion & Advertising Photographer

 

Welcome to Episode 30 where I dive into the mind of James Nader, a super creator in the Fashion & Advertising world.

James has photographers many Calendars in many beautiful locations with many celebrities, his location work is just so powerful and impactful.

As well as talking to him about his photography and location work James also has a great knowledge and insight into the business side of marketing yourself online, and this is where he shares how important it is to get on top of your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) for your business and company to get found online.

We talk how the business and industry has changed, dive deep into some of his personal Fine Art projects and shoots, and talk about where his journey will take him next.

We discuss the problems shooting on location can throw up and what you have to do to get around it, why you have to be careful when shooting abroad and the risks it can carry when your clients don’t have all the right permits or concepts.

What does a 27 day calendar shoot on location feel like?

James shares his fears about studio lighting and why he prefers mother natures light and even continuous light. How you can capture amazing results with the cheapest of equipment, and outline why you don’t need to buy the most expensive equipment to get the best results.

I hit him with our infamous ’10 question Quick fire round’, listen to how he does in this one!

 

Website: www.jamesnader.co.uk

 

Production company : www.nadermedia.com

 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/jamesnader/

 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/silvergumtype

 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/jamesnaderphotography/

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesnader

 

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/c/JamesNader

 

Podlamania has a NEW website, head on over and take a peek and let us know what you think…. New content coming all time so why not subscribe to keep in the loop.

 

Remember, if have a question about anything Photography or Video/Cinema related, we’d love to hear them, you can send your questions to podlamania@gmail.com

 

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to leave a comment and like.

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

Help support PODLAMANIA, so we can bring you even more amazing guests.

If you want to help support us  to produce and record even more great interviews and content for your ears, and allow us to physically be in front of some of this worlds greatest talents and artists, you can help make this happen by donating on our Paypal page. (Link below)

Even a dollar can help.. or more if you love us that much. :)   

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9CTSELVWACV2W&source=url

 

https://Waynejohns.com

https://Jakehicksphotography.com

 

3
Jun 2020

Episode 28 Benjamin Von Wong Photographer, Activist, Visual engineer, Hyper realist story teller

Episode 28 Benjamin Von Wong Photographer, Activist, Visual engineer, Hyper realist story teller

This week we get deep, but very meaningful with the creative mind of Canadian Artist, Photographer, Activist, Visual engineer and surreal hyper realist story teller Benjamin Von Wong.

Ben is an amazing creative who’s journey has included creating mind blowing surreal images using fire & water to photographing underwater with sharks to very meaningful environmental art installations and images that certainly come with a BIG message about our planet.

Von Wong is known for his big impact super creative photoshoots and art installations, his behind the scenes images and videos share everything about his projects for all to see, and some of them are mind blowing. We learn that a lot of his early projects were all about creating the image and collaborating with like minded creatives, about his passion which shows in his continued commitment.

Wayne & Jake talk with Ben about how his path on creating art has changed and shifted parallels over the years. How his direction has changed considerably and where will his journey take him next.

We chat about some of his past creative projects which include amazing imagery where he photograph’s the staff of smugmug as super heroes on the edge of tall skyscrapers to creating “’The parting of the Plastic Sea” Strawpocalypse’ a ‘Guinness World Record’ environmental art piece using 168,000 used straws.

Ben’s creative mind is out of this world, his concepts are amazing and his skill to bring these projects and art installations together, using the help of volunteers, is unparalleled.

We could talked with Von Wong for hours, but as you know an episode can only be so long, that said we certainly look forward to catching up with Ben again in the future to see where his journey takes him next.

If you’re not familiar with Ben Von Wongs work then head over there now and be prepared to be enlightened.

- The Art: www.vonwong.com
- The Unforgettable Campaigns: www.unforgettablelabs.com
- The Gram: www.Instagram.com/vonwong/
- The Podcast: www.impacteverywhere.org
- The YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/TheVonWong/videos

 

Podlamania has a NEW website, head on over and take a peek and let us know what you think…. New content coming all time so why not subscribe to keep in the loop.

Remember, if have a question about anything Photography or Video/Cinema related, we’d love to hear them, you can send your questions to podlamania@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to leave a comment and like.

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

Help support PODLAMANIA, so we can bring you even more amazing guests.

If you want to help support us  to produce and record even more great interviews and content for your ears, and allow us to physically be in front of some of this worlds greatest talents and artists, you can help make this happen by donating on our Paypal page. (Link below)
Even a dollar can help.. or more if you love us that much. :)   

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9CTSELVWACV2W&source=url

https://Waynejohns.com
https://Jakehicksphotography.com

1
May 2020

Episode 27 Elisabeth Hoff Fashion Beauty Photographer director & Art Director

Episode 27 Elisabeth Hoff Fashion Beauty Photographer Director & Art Director

 

This episode see’s Wayne Johns & Jake Hicks interview Elisabeth Hoff, an amazing women who sailed the world as a child with her family, and later on then went on to be the first woman to attempt to row ‘solo’ across the Atlantic, which almost led to disaster…

 

We dive into Elisabeth’s world to find out how she went from the realms of near death experiences in the ocean, to studying Marine Biology, and to where she is today as a very well known and respected Fashion, Beauty Photographer, Director and Art Director.

 

Elisabeth’s forté of photographing what is known in the industry as ‘real people’ is easily seen in her work and portfolio..she has an amazing client base with tons of this work and it’s all naturally beautiful; every one looks so happy and truly like they’re really enjoying themselves in front of the camera.

We try and find out how she does it and how she makes all her talent feel special.

 

A big advocate of looking after our oceans and environment, some of Elisabeth’s personal work is immensely powerful and sadly very factual with the information that goes with it.

 

A women of many talents, Elisabeth quickly embraced the moving image side of the industry as a director, so not only does she shoot the Ad campaign stills she also directs the commercials too…A clever business move…

 

Interviewing Elisabeth was a pleasure, she is such a warm and open person, who openly shares that anything is possible, if you really want it.

 

Head on over to Elisabeth’s website to see some of her amazing work both in Photography and as a Director.

 

Website:https://www.elisabethhoff.com/

 

IG: https://www.instagram.com/elisabethhoffphoto/

 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/elisabethhoffphoto/

 

 

Podlamania has a NEW website, head on over and take a peek and let us know what you think…. www.podlamania.com

New content coming all time so Remember, if have a question about anything Photography or Video/Cinema related, we’d love to hear them, you can send your questions to podlamania@gmail.com

 

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to leave a comment and like.

 

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

 

Help support PODLAMANIA, so we can bring you even more amazing guests.

 

If you want to help support us  to produce and record even more great interviews and content for your ears, and allow us to physically be in front of some of this worlds greatest talents and artists, you can help make this happen by donating on our Paypal page. (Link below)

Even a dollar can help.. or more if you love us that much. :)   

 

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9CTSELVWACV2W&source=url

 

https://Waynejohns.com

https://Jakehicksphotography.com

 

1
Apr 2020

Episode 25 Archie Brooksbank ‘Bladesman Productions’ Pt 2

Episode 25 Archie Brooksbank Bladesman Productions Part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of this fun episode with Archie Brooksbank.

We dive straight into our fun feature on the show our ‘Rapid Fire Round’, where we put Archie on the spot with 10 very random questions.

On with the show and Archie tells us about a shoot he was on with the boxer ‘David Hayes’ where he accidentally stepped on his dog… the man wasn’t happy!

Are blue crocs the best shoe your feet can have to get the best feet party?

He shares how important it to wear a cravat or scarf to let people know you’re automatically creative.

Have DSLR’s and mirrorless stills cameras with great video features affected the moving image world of advertising, is there a place in our world now relevant for untapped creativity.

We talk about his documentary background and how working in tv has helped his story telling, and how shooting stills has really made him think more about his shots in moving image.

Archie shares some funny stories about filming with ACDC legend Brian Johnson, and the ‘Cars that Rock’ show.

BTS shots and video is becoming far more relevant for clients now, for ‘repurposing’ for other uses like social media.

We talk al little about Drones, or flying lawnmowers as Jake calls them, and how useful they are now.

A brilliant and very fun episode with Archie, who did so well under the pressures of Wayne & Jake, while suffering sleepless nights with a new born.. Congrats Archie!

Website:https://bladesmanproductions.com/

Instagram: @Bladesman_

Latest showreel: https://vimeo.com/377552015/f5f0baabc1

https://www.facebook.com/McDonaldsUK/videos/1822979597725156/

 

Remember, if have a question about anything Photography or Video/Cinema related, we’d love to hear them, you can send your questions to podlamania@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to leave a comment and like.

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

Help support PODLAMANIA, so we can bring you even more amazing guests.

If you want to help support us  to produce and record even more great interviews and content for your ears, and allow us to physically be in front of some of this worlds greatest talents and artists, you can help make this happen by donating on our Paypal page. (Link below)

Even a dollar can help.. or more if you love us that much. :)   

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9CTSELVWACV2W&source=url

https://Waynejohns.com

https://Jakehicksphotography.com

14
Mar 2020

Episode 24 Archie Brooksbank ‘Bladesman Productions’

Episode 24 Archie Brooksbank Bladesman Productions

 

We speak with Archie Brooksbank the founder and owner of ‘Bladesman Productions’ based in London.

This is a 2 part episode with eh second part following in Episode 25, make sure you listen to both parts as we get a bit deeper in part 2 and also have a good giggle along the way.

Archie is an Multi Award winning Director self shooting Director, who’s produced some amazing Ad’s and commercial for clients like Aston Martin, Triumph, Tom Ford, BBC4, Estee Lauder, Rolls Royce McDonalds and more…

Archie is a very enthusiastic director and Camera Operator, who has built Bladesman Productions from the ground up to make it the success that it is today.

We ask Archie what has it taken to get his company to what it is today, how he’s done it and what he’s learnt along the way.

This is a fantastic little insight into Archie’s journey, with some fun and humour along the way….

He shows his ‘internal scarf collection’ and shares his Brian Johnson (From ACDC) impersonation, and tells us how Brian made Archie turn green while filming car show ‘Cars that Rock’.

Lots of insight here supported by Archie’s lively personality.

Make sure you tune in for part 2 where Wayne 7 Jake once again jump into the new feature in the show and play the new game  Rapid Fire Round’ of 10 questions… lets see how he does on this one…

Website:https://bladesmanproductions.com/

Instagram: @Bladesman_

Latest showreel: https://vimeo.com/377552015/f5f0baabc1

https://www.facebook.com/McDonaldsUK/videos/1822979597725156/

 

Remember, if have a question about anything Photography or Video/Cinema related, we’d love to hear them, you can send your questions to podlamania@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and don’t forget to leave a comment and like.

Don't forget to give us a LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE on your chosen podcast player, it helps our rankings a lot and helps us grow and get noticed more.

Help support PODLAMANIA, so we can bring you even more amazing guests.

If you want to help support us  to produce and record even more great interviews and content for your ears, and allow us to physically be in front of some of this worlds greatest talents and artists, you can help make this happen by donating on our Paypal page. (Link below)

Even a dollar can help.. or more if you love us that much. :)   

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9CTSELVWACV2W&source=url

https://Waynejohns.com

https://Jakehicksphotography.com

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