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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

 

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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.

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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. :)   

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

14
Apr 2020

Episode 26 COVID-19 Stay Creative and Create at Home

Episode 26 COVID-19 Stay Creative and Create at Home

  

First off, we want to say among all the chaos we are all enduring at the moment with this terrible global pandemic, we hope everyone is staying safe and well.

Our thoughts and well wishes also go out to all those directly affected by the COVID-19 virus.

 

In this episode, Wayne & Jake we briefly touch on the impact Covid-19 has had on all of us, and how its affected our business as Photographers and creatives.

 

In these current times of ‘lock down’ where most of us are in the ‘Stay at Home’ situation how do we stay creative and what can we do from home to remain creative as well as to help us keep a healthy mind. We know as creatives we get quite twitchy when we can’t get our creative jig on.

 

Join us as we discuss some of the things we’ve been doing to keep our creative minds occupied, turning our ‘should do’s’ into ‘have done’s’ and our ‘I want to do’s’ into ‘I’m doing them’.

 

We talk some about some serious stuff, some business stuff and some fun stuff too….

 

I think we all need to do something to make us laugh during these times, and we all know laughter can certainly help lift the mood….

 

Have fun with this one and remember, STAY IN AND STAY SAFE! - Our thoughts go out to everyone and thanks for being staying tuned in to our podcast.

 

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

1
Mar 2020

Episode 23 Dan Kennedy Fashion & Celebrity Portrait Photographer

Episode 23 Dan Kennedy Fashion & Celebrity Portrait Photographer

Dan has been a Fashion & Celebrity Portrait Photographer for over 28 years, photographing some of the worlds greatest A-list stars including Angelina Jolie and Keira Knightley.

His clients include the likes of the Saturday/Sunday Times magazine, Hollywood porter & Bill Board U.S. with commercial clients Estee Lauder, Disney , Marks 7 Spencers and more..

Dan begin his career shooting for his local newspaper as a press photographer before moving to London to pursue different direction.

Wayne and Jake pop along to Dan’s offices in London, the goldfish bowl as we called it.

We sit down with a nice coffee and get Dan to spill the beans on the life of a Celebrity Portrait photographer, what he does and how he does it… He shares details on the fast paced streamlined process needed for shooting these kind of portraits. Time is short so you need to have control in the room and be able to build a fast rapport with your subject and get 3 or 4 looks in a short time.

How does Dan make his subjects feel relaxed and get the best out of them, we pick his brains on his workflow and making that happen.

We find out what his favourite lighting kit is what cameras he uses and why, and also ask him what do Photographers need to do today to get noticed and booked.

Dan shares the importance of shooting personal work and the impact in can have on getting recognised and booked for commercial jobs.

A new feature to the show, we hit Dan with the fun ‘Rapid Fire Round’ of 10 questions… lets see how he does on this one…

We discuss Dan’s Celebrity portrait Workshops, which are full of amazing information, insights, techniques and tips, that is supported by Dan’s amazing energy and personality.. A workshop not to be missed!

This was a fun episode and Dan is an amazing Photographer and educator, shooting some of the worlds greatest celebrities.

Dan has been very generous and kindly given all you lovely listeners some discount codes for his workshops and Mentoring Taster Sessions, I've gotta say his workshops are awesome and you'll learn a ton of good stuff.

Workshop & Mentoring Discount Codes:

Website: www.danielkennedy.com/

Instagram: @dankennedyphoto/

Podcast: www.danielkennedy.com/podcasts

Workshops: www.dankennedyworkshops.com/

We also take a moment at the end to answer any listener questions with regards to film, but if you have any other questions about film and analogue that weren’t covered in this episode, we’d love to hear them.

 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 Patreon page.

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

https://www.patreon.com/Podlamania

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

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/4YW3Nve

https://Waynejohns.com

https://Jakehicksphotography.com

1
Feb 2020

Episode 21 Alastair Jolly Lets talk Smugmug, Flickr and Smugmug Films

Episode 21 Alastair Jolly Lets talk SmugMug and Flickr

Alastair Jolly used to be a full time Wedding Photographer for 16 years, then left the industry, over 8 years ago, to take on the role of Global Marketing Manager for SmugMug, the very well known software company that provides website building and hosting services for Photographers and creatives.

A couple of years ago SmugMug purchased, or saved as Alastair liked to put it, the very well known photo social and sharing site Flickr.

Wayne and Jake dive a little into Alastair’s life as a photographer, we find out if being Scottish means you naturally like whisky, but we really get stuck into the world of SmugMug and Flickr.

Alastair tells us that both platforms are certainly very different and both offer users different tools for different things, but both support and compliment each other very well.

We were interested to see what SmugMug offers its users in terms of a website building and hosting platform and how easy it can be to create a beautiful looking website to share with the world and why it’s important to have that presence, and how they incorporate a print selling service into your website, than can help increase your profits.

Flickr are getting an upgrade, and we want to find out what’s happening, when and what it means for its 10’s of millions of users. Will the 2 platforms merge? Let’s find out!

Another thing that's come to our attention on the scene is SmugMug Films, let’s get into that one for sure, what’s it about and where can we see it…

SmugMug has been generous and given us a promo code for all our listeners; which will give you a massive 25% OFF- so if you’re in the market for a new website that's easy to put together and look really nice then follow the link below to take advantage of that one.

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Website: www.smugmug.com
Instagram: @alastairjolly 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alastairjolly/
@smugmug 
@flickr
https://www.smugmug.com/films

DISCOUNT CODE : https://secure.smugmug.com/signup.mg?Coupon=podlamaniaSM&utm_campaign=waynejohns&utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=Podlamania&utm_content=shownotes

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

https://www.patreon.com/Podlamania

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

15
Jan 2020

Episode 20 Clay Cook Fashion Portrait Advertising Photographer

Episode 20 Clay Cook Fashion, Portrait & Advertising Photographer

Clay Cook used to be a musician in the band ‘In The Clear’, but life took him on a different path and into the world of photography, where he quickly put his own stamp on things and made a reputable name for himself as a Fashion, Portrait and Advertising Photographer.

A quick summary of 2019 for him and what interesting things 2020 has in store.

We take  a little look into Clay’s work, and how he’s got where he is today, but not just his commercial work, Clay has been involved in some other ‘Global Focus’ with some very interesting projects to support causes around the world and to help bring it to the attention of the people.

We also look at what gear he takes with him on his travels for these projects, we’re interested to see if he travels light..

We try to find out what makes a Clay Cook image, how he gets what he does out of his subjects and how he gets there.

A little talk about business and the industry, is being a photographer easy? - Let’s take look at some of the challenges it can throw up.

Why has Clay just installed a Sauna in his house? - Let’s find that one out for sure.

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/claycookphoto

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/claycookphoto

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claycookphoto/

Blog: https://Clay-cook.com 

http://bit.ly/claycookfstoppers

 

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

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20
Dec 2019

Episode 19 Christmas Special LIVE from Fujifilm’s House of Photography Store

Podlamania EP19 - Christmas Special LIVE from Fujifilm’s NEW ‘House of Photography’ store.

 

Welcome to our first ever LIVE episode, which we bring to you from Fujifilm’s NEW Store in Covent Garden in London.

 

We kick off this Christmas Special with a great interview where we get down and dirty with Fujifilm UK Boss man himself Theo Georghiades , we find out where the idea of the “house of Photography’ came from, find out what its about, what it is, what it has, who’s it for and what is its purpose….

 

Theo gives us a complete run down of all of this and tell us what awaits you on each of the three floors… we’re not gonna lie, its a beautiful place and has 3 floors of temptation and goodness…

 

We do a short Audience Q & A and even talk about Canon and Sony too……

 

Then we go over a summary of our first year in the world of podcasting and indeed some highlights of our first years guests, where we share the good ties and the fun stories that come from all these other creatives.

 

Wayne and Jake have a short debate over the Colour Vs Black n White topic, Who likes it and who doesn’t.

 

Then we wrap up with an insight of what’s to come in the New Year for both Wayne & Jakes Photographic Workshops, and we close with news of some of the exciting stuff and guests coming in 2020….

 

Until then have a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year and we’ll see you in 2020.

 

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Website: https://podlamania.com

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/podlamania

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/podlamania

Twitter: https://twitter.com/podlamania

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/podlamania

 

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 Patreon page. We're aiming to make the show bi-weekly, and your support will certainly help that happen. Even a dollar can help.. or more if you love us that much. :)   

 

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https://jakehicksphotography.com

 

1
Dec 2019

Episode 18 Part 2 Benjamin Kanarek Paris Based Fashion Photographer Todays World of Fashion

Episode 18 Part 2 with Canadian born, but now Paris based Fashion Photographer Benjamin Kanarek.

In this double episode we go on a journey into some of Ben's Life as a top Fashion Photographer, and how he 'literally' fell into the job when he never set out to be one.

Ben has been a household name for clients like Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, ELLE, Numero, Grazia, Style and many more..He has a huge client base to make you jealous, and he is completely self taught, with no prior training and no past of assisting.

We hear how he got to be where he is today, his view on where our current world of photography sits, how social media plays a part of our industry and its positive/negative effects.

He has some great stories about some of his shoots that will make you smile, many times, and also gets serious about how to pitch yourself to clients and some gear talk. He also shares with us what acrobatics not to do when you've been drinking!

A very interesting Double episode with a wealth of knowledge... Get tuned in for this 2 part phenomenon, which is almost worth being a series all by itself.

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.

Website: https://benjaminkanarek.com

Blog: https://thebkmag.com

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/benjaminkanarek/

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/benjaminkanarek

Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjaminkanarek

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.kanarek.7

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 Patreon page. We're aiming to make the show bi-weekly, and your support will certainly help that happen. Even a dollar can help.. or more if you love us that much. :)   

https://www.patreon.com/Podlamania

https://www.waynejohns.com

https://jakehicksphotography.com

 

14
Nov 2019

Episode 17 Benjamin Kanarek Paris Based Fashion Photographer

Episode 17 Part 1 with Canadian born, but Paris based Fashion Photographer Benjamin Kanarek.

In this double episode we go on a journey into some of Ben's Life as a top Fashion Photographer, and how he 'literally' fell into the job when he never set out to be one.

Ben has been a household name for clients like Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, ELLE, Numero, Grazia, Style and many more..He has a huge client base to make you jealous, and he is completely self taught, with no prior training and no past of assisting.

We hear how he got to be where he is today, his view on where our current world of photography sits, how social media plays a part of our industry and its positive/negative effects.

He has some great stories about some of his shoots that will make you smile, many times, and also gets serious about how to pitch yourself to clients and some gear talk. He also shares with us what acrobatics not to do when you've been drinking!

A very interesting Double episode with a wealth of knowledge... Get tuned in for this 2 part phenomenon, which is almost worth being a series all by itself.

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.

Website: https://benjaminkanarek.com

Blog: https://thebkmag.com

Instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/benjaminkanarek/

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/benjaminkanarek

Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjaminkanarek

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.kanarek.7

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 Patreon page. We're aiming to make the show bi-weekly, and your support will certainly help that happen. Even a dollar can help.. or more if you love us that much. :)   

https://www.patreon.com/Podlamania

https://www.waynejohns.com

https://jakehicksphotography.com

 

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