interview

jay maisel / interview

jay maisel jay maisel is an amazing photographer. in fact he's one of the best.  his photographs are vibrant and alive. he is a living legend. over the last few years i've had a handful of opportunities to hang out with jay and i've consistently been impressed and inspired. a few weeks back when we crossed paths i asked jay a handful of questions and recorded his response. as always, jay's words were honest, insightful, entertaining and thought-provoking.

click on the play button below to listen to 10 min of our conversation. before you begin, grab a pencil and a scratch sheet of paper as you may want to jot down some notes. enjoy!

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david duchemin / interview

david duchemin

If you're not familiar with David Duchemin, now is the time to get to know him! For starters, David is a travel and humantarian photographer, author, blogger and all around cool guy. Yet he is more than a typical photographer and the more I get to know him the more impressed I am. Who he is and what he does is contagious.
As a person david is honest, humble, engaged and fully alive. the poet kay ryan once said, "i like to think of all good poetry as providing more oxygen into the atmosphere; it just makes it easier to breathe." That's exactly how i think about david's work (whether photography, teaching, writing or speaking)... In other words, while viewing or experiencing david's work i'm awestruck and my breath is taken away... Yet after a few moments its as if there's more oxygen in my lungs. As a result i breath and live more fully and wholly. Check out his work by clicking here.

david duchemin is more than a typical photographer and the more i get to know him the more impressed i am.  as a person david is honest, humble, engaged and fully alive. the poet kay ryan once said, "i like to think of all good poetry as providing more oxygen into the atmosphere; it just makes it easier to breathe." that's exactly how i think about david's work (whether photography, teaching, writing or speaking)... in other words, while viewing or experiencing david's work i'm awestruck and my breath is taken away... yet after a few moments its as if there's more oxygen in my lungs.  as result i breath and live more fully and wholly.  if you're not familiar with his work/books/blog/etc. click here.

as a side note, david and i have been talking about putting together a photographic workshop/retreat sometime next year. it would be a chance to dig deep, to be renewed, revived and of course to have a ton of fun. collectively, we would explore how to create a solid vision and in turn discover how to create more compelling photographs. if you're interested in offering some suggestions of workshops you'd like to see, or if you'd simply like to sign up to be notified of workshops click here.

the last time david and i met up i asked him a few questions and you can listen to our conversation by clicking the play button below - enjoy!

[audio:http://www.chrisorwig.com/flipside/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/david_duchemin.mp3|artists=David Duchemin |titles= Interview]

tim mantoani interview

tim tim_portraittim mantoani has been working on an amazing project titled, "behind the photographs." he is a brooks institute grad and was having a show at brooks institute (where i teach). the show is absolutely stunning. if you live anywhere near santa barbara you have to check it out! to the left is a photo that i snapped of tim while he was setting up the show.

click on the link below to listen to a conversation we had while walking through the brooks cota gallery. you will find his words intriguing, enlightening and inspiring - enjoy! [audio:http://www.chrisorwig.com/flipside/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/tim_mantoani.mp3|artists=Tim Mantoani Interview |titles= Behind the Photographs]

click here to view more of tim's work

shaun tomson

shaun tomson  i recently photographed world champion and legend shaun tomson for surfer magazine. we met at sunrise and made some unreal photographs. the above image is an out take from the shoot. while it wasn't one of the photos i selected in the final edit, i still like it because you of the light and shadows. (click on the image above for a larger view)

as we walked back to our cars, i asked shaun a few questions. you can listen in below:

[audio:http://www.chrisorwig.com/flipside/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/st.mp3]

joni sternbach

joni sternbachjoni sternbach is an acclaimed fine art photographer. her images are riveting, thought provoking and inspiring. i had the chance to talk with her about a current project titled, "surfland". listen to the interview below and to view photos from the shoot: click here [audio:http://www.chrisorwig.com/flipside/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/joni_48.mp3]

to view more of her work (like the image below): click here

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