Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baring My Photographic Soul...

I like social media, from Facebook, to Flickr, and my blogsite.  Through these various websites,  I have been afforded  some great opportunities to  promote my photography; so when the opportunity to help a local college student, Britney Anderson, with her college assignment I jumped at it.  Her project for her  communication class, involves interviewing Utah photographers of various levels and gathering all of the interviews up to show the diversity of photographers in Utah. 
I have watched the interview a few times I think she did a great job, and putting myself out there in such a way was  fun. The entire video is just a little over 22 minutes, and throughout it you'll hear or see little vignettes of my adorable daughter, and Britney even ended with it a "blooper" section, that features her even more.  So if you have 22 minutes to spare, take a look at the video, and check out Britney's website as she gathers other interviews, I think it is an A+ grade for sure.  If you ever find yourself in a similar situation where you can help a college student or someone starting out, do it.
Thanks for watching.


cofisher said...

Really enjoyed the interview Brian. Tie your hands down next time so you stop slapping the chair with your ring. LOL! Seriously enjoyable.

Brian L. Schiele said...

LOL Howard. Thanks for the advice, maybe a little duct tape perhaps?

Carol Mikkelson said...

This interview was awesome. I feel like I finally got to meet you in person. I could write a ton of stuff here in response...Loved the Hipster comment and also the comment on serendipitous working with a Holga can be. You also touched, later in the interview, on being present while you are photographing instead of going back and Photoshopping. Well said!
I also enjoyed seeing some of your other work besides the fishing series (especially the Mt. Biking, but then you know one of my favorite subjects.) I would love to see more work from the Soldier series. The image you showed was clearly personal and I think (as you said later in the interview) shooting from the heart can make for powerful images. I would include the images of your Mom as well. I'm sorry to hear she recently passed.
You also said something about film being "tangible." I get what you mean by tangible, I like to think I am creating artifacts when I photograph with film. I know I don't have a crystal ball for the future but I like think that someday my grandkids or beyond will find my negatives and prints, and have something that I have created that they can hold in their hands. I like the connection between past and future that a negative or print creates. I don't think the same will be true of digital files. I was cleaning out my firesafe yesterday and found a 3 1/4 disc. I showed it to my husband and we both laughed because even with four computers in the house we have no way to see what is inside it. I know it was tax returns so I really don't care but if it was photos, I'm not sure I would take the time to see what was in it. Another reason I love film :)
BTW...Loved the outtakes and the quote by Ansel Adams.