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Visual Revolutionary

Ric Stovall, www.visualrevolutionary.com
202 episodes
This podcast may contain explicit content.
Because we are interested in people's story, and not what type of gear they use, we introduce a new much needed podcast in the world of photography and cinematography. Featuring in-depth conversations with some of the world's leading photographers, filmmakers, and other visual revolutionaries, we are bringing you the backstory on how some of your favorite artists got to where they are today.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

VR Shorts #26: Michael Clark Returns / Photographer

Award wining commercial and adventure photographer Michael Clark makes his third appearance on the podcast for a fitting May 4th conversation about gear and current technology.  Make sure to check out Michael's biographical conversation back on episode #42 to hear the story of his journey into phot…

Episode #171: Adam Bove / Director / DP / Photographer

Commercial and lifestyle director, DP, photographer, and fellow Colorado based creative Adam Bove joins the show to talk about how a kid growing up in Cincinnati with an early love of climbing and dreams of road trips out west, ended up suffering through several day jobs before finally taking the s…

VR Shorts #25: Andy Mann Returns / Photographer / Director

Photographer, director, and passionate conservationists and storyteller Andy Mann returns to the show after his first appearance 6 years ago on Episode #2 of the podcast.  During our conversation we catch up on some of the amazing work he's been a part of and the relationship he has formed with Pau…

VR Shorts #24: Magdalena Wosinska / Photographer / Director

Commercial photographer, director, and all around curator of cool Magdalena Wosinska returns to the podcast to talk about the latest collaborative film from Monster Children that features her, some of the amazing work she does, and the small 1930s adobe home she spent 4 years restoring in the deser…

Episode #170: Gabriel L'Heureux / Photographer / Director / DP

Photographer, Director, and DP Gabriel L'Heureux joins the podcast to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in DC making skateboard videos with his friends, to getting his foot in the door of the ski and snowboard industry as a filmmaker with companies like Matchstick Productions and Mack Da…

Episode #169: Jeff Lipsky / Best of Visual Revolutionary

Celebrity and lifestyle photographer Jeff Lipsky joins the podcast to talk about how he went from working as a fly fishing guide in Telluride, CO and trying to see how many days a year he could snowboard, to shooting some of the most well known celebrities in the world and working on ad campaigns f…

Episode #167: Sean Tucker / Photographer, Filmmaker, Writer, YouTuber

Photographer, filmmaker, writer, and well known YouTube personality Sean Tucker joins the show to have a beautiful conversation about his journey from a young boy looking for acceptance and love, to becoming an ordained minister in the Anglican Church, to being fired for some of his own questions a…

Episode #168: Erin Trieb / Photographer / Filmmaker

Award winning photojournalist, conflict photographer, and filmmaker Erin Trieb stops by the studio to talk about how she went from a girl growing up in Dallas Texas with a strong faith, a determination to live life on her own terms, and an early love of photography, to being inspired by the idea of…

Episode #166: Joe Greer / Photographer

Photographer Joe Greer joins the podcast for a beautiful conversation about how he went from the tragic story of a young child losing his mother at age 4, to growing up with his adopted family in Florida with a love of sports and a passion for the community he found around the church, to chasing a …

VR Shorts 23: Marc Silber Returns / Photographer / Author / Creative Mentor

Photographer, author, and creative mentor Marc Silber returns to the podcast to talk about his latest book "Create" and what he's learned through so many conversations with other creative people throughout the pandemic, and some of the tools they can use to keep them productive and inspired on a da…

Episode #165: Christopher Malcolm / Photographer / Director

Commercial photographer/director and frequent contributor to the Fstoppers community Christopher Malcolm joins the podcast to talk about his journey from a kid growing up in Los Angeles with a passion for filmmaking and a love of playing football, to working a string of jobs he wasn't happy with, t…

Episode #164: Lindsey Byrnes / Photographer / Creative Director

Music, lifestyle, and commercial photographer / creative director Lindsey Byrnes joins the podcast to talk about how she went from a kid growing up in Del Mar with a love of surfing and the culture that surrounded it, to working at Thrasher and Juxtapoz Magazines, and finally to taking the step of …

Episode #163: Pete Souza / Photographer

Renowned photojournalist, and former Chief White House photographer for President Obama, Pete Souza joins the show to talk about his journey from a shy and somewhat socially awkward kid growing up in Dartmouth, MA with a passion for sports and a dream of one day writing about that passion, to becom…

Episode #162: Brantley Gutierrez / Director / Photographer

Director and photographer Brantley Gutierrez joins the podcast to talk about his journey from a kid growing up in Virginia with a love of movies and skateboarding, to chasing his dreams across the country and finally ending up in LA shooting for some of the biggest musicians in the world and formin…

Episode #161: Brian Bowen Smith / Photographer

On this episode of the show I'm joined by well known commercial, celebrity, and fine art photographer Brian Bowen Smith to talk about his newest coffee table book and amazing quarantine inspired cross country adventure called "DriveBys" where he traveled around in his vintage F150 and took beautifu…

Episode #160: Danny Clinch / Photographer / Director

Legendary music photographer and Grammy nominated director Danny Clinch joins the podcast to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in a blue collar family in Toms River, NJ to falling in love with photography and music at an early age, to pursuing an education at the New England School of ph…

Episode #159: Yve Assad / Photographer

On this episode I'm joined by editorial and commercial photographer Yve Assad from her home in Nashville to talk about how she went from growing up in a small town in the south with a love of music and an interest in what was going on in the rest of the world, to studying photojournalism at the Uni…

Episode #158: Steve West : Photographer / Jewelry Maker / Designer

Photographer, custom jewelry maker, graphic designer, and all around curious creative individual Steve West joins the show to talk about his journey from Asheville, NC, to the Navy, to corporate designer, to creating the successful jewelry company "Silver Piston", to forming a friendship and photog…

Episode #157: Joey L. / Best of Visual Revolutionary

Award winning photographer/director Joey Lawrence (aka Joey L.) joins the show to talk about how he went from photographing his musician friends in high school, to shooting portraits of celebrities like Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence, to traveling the globe extensively in the pursuit of some …

Episode #156: Lars Schneider: Photographer

On this episode I'm joined by commercial, adventure, travel, and landscape photographer Lars Schneider to talk about how he went from an only child growing up in Hamburg Germany with an adventurous father and a love of nature, to traveling the world as a respected outdoor photographer, working with…

Episode #155: Mark O. McInnis / Photographer

Surf and commercial lifestyle and travel photographer Mark O. McInnis joins the podcast to talk about growing up in a small town in Oregon and his love of snowboarding, skateboarding, and later surfing, that would end up pushing him toward the goal of making a career capturing the moments surroundi…

VR Shorts #22: Michael Christopher Brown Returns / Photographer / Documentarian

Respected photojournalist and documentarian Michael Christopher Brown returns to the podcast to talk about his journey in overcoming trauma and PTSD, and the different modalities that have helped him achieve that goal.  We also discuss the recent backlash to some of his work on Skid Row for Nationa…

Episode #154: Keena / Photographer / Commercial Director

Commercial lifestyle photographer and director Keena joins me to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in a small town in Massachusetts with a love of skateboarding and music, to slowly creating a name for himself in the world of Boston commercial photography, to traveling across the world m…

VR Shorts #21: Michael Grecco Returns / Photographer/Director

Photographer/Director Michael Grecco returns to the show to talk about his new book "Punk Post Punk New Wave.....Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face 1978-1991" where he presents a never before seen archive of his years shooting the exploding punk scene of Boston, and all the familiar faces that made t…

Episode #153: Hannu Salonen & Felix Cramer / Filmmakers

Director Hannu Salonen and Director of Photography Felix Cramer from Netflix's new show "Oktoberfest Beer and Blood" join the podcast to talk about their journey from film students in Germany to building a career in film and television that would lead to working together on this beautiful visual pr…

VR Shorts #20: Sinuhe Xavier Returns / Commercial Director / Photographer

Commercial director, filmmaker, photographer, and friend of the show, Sinuhe Xavier returns to make an in person appearance at the Visual Revolutionary studio and have a discussion about why he's made the decision to start splitting up his time in LA to a more personally satisfying existence in the…

Episode #152: Michael Santiago / Photojournalist

On this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist and Getty images staff photographer Michael Santiago to talk about how he went from a kid growing up in the Dominican Republic with hard working parents to moving to the Bronx at age 7 and falling in love with art …

Episode #151: Jeff Cricco / Ski and Adventure Photographer

An old Vail friend and amazing long time accomplished ski and adventure photographer Jeff Cricco joins the podcast to talk about his move to the mountain town of Vail in the early 90s, the string of resort and restaurant jobs that finally led him to chasing his love of photography, his longtime rel…

VR Shorts #19: Bo Bridges Returns / Advertising & Fine Art Photographer/Director

Advertising and fine art photographer/director, and friend of the show, Bo Bridges returns to make a very impromptu third appearance on the podcast and talk about his recent licensing deal with Marvel to produce a clothing line sold at Target, as well as all the challenges he has faced of being a w…

Episode #150: Russell Ord / Photographer / Water, Surf, Lifestyle / Fujifilm Ambassador

Surf, water, and lifestyle photographer and Fujifilm Ambassador Russell Ord joins the podcast to talk about his journey from professional rugby player to firefighter to respected surf and water photographer and how he took the steps of building a photography career while maintaining a full-time job…