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Questions with a Pro: Francesco Tonelli

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features Francesco Tonelli. Francesco left his career as a professional chef to become a food photographer, and now brings the eye of a true master to everything he shoots from table to farm and beyond. See more of Francesco’s exquisite imagery on his website. We Asked: Your work encompasses a wide range of genres – food, architecture, people, cityscapes, farms – do you have any advice for those struggling to…

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Questions with a Pro: Sean Kernan

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features the wise and talented Sean Kernan. Sean is a photographer, teacher and writer whose beautiful work and kind spirit are equally well known. Today, Sean talks to us about creativity, personal projects and spanning the gap between the fine art and commercial worlds. We Asked: You have a wide variety on your resume, from the Kampala Boxing Club to Secret Books. How do you develop these projects and what…

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Questions with a Pro: Scott Gable

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features Buffalo, NY based ASMP member Scott Gable. Scott is an industrial, travel, and documentary photographer whose projects have recently taken him to Alaska to document the Salmon fishing industry, Asia to document the Rice Harvest, and Johnsontown PA for his project “FACTORYTOWN” You can take a look at more of Scott’s work on his website. We Asked: What advice would you give a photographer who is preparing for their…

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Questions with a Pro: Lois Greenfield

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Today’s Questions with A Pro subject is Lois Greenfield. Lois is an ASMP member and photographer famous for her work in capturing the human body in motion for clients including Sony, Disney, Rolex, Pepsi, and some of the most prestigious dance companies in the world. You can see more of Lois’ work on her website. We Asked: As someone whose work is deeply tied to motion, what elements define an action image to you? Lois…

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Andrea Ellen Reed

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Andrea Ellen Reed is a storyteller based in Minneapolis and Brooklyn. She is also the President of ASMP Minneapolis-St Paul. Andrea’s “multi-sensory” project Unsighted was awarded a 2017 grant from the Tim Hetherington Trust. She can be found at andreaellenreed.com. Watch Unsighted. Watch a compilation of The Streets are Talkin’. We Asked: What is Unsighted and how did you come up with the idea for the project? Andrea Said: Unsighted is an experimental short film…

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Questions with a Pro: James Worrell

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features James Worrell – A still life photographer whose client list includes pretty much every major brand you can think of (Pepsi, ESPN, Dove, Pringles, and L’Oreal are just a few of the highlights) We spoke to James about saying no, his FLATSH!T project, and more. We Asked: How important has personal work been in the development of your business? What was the genesis of your Flat Sh!t project? James…

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Questions with a Pro: Thomas Werner

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On Today’s Questions with a Pro, we talk with Thomas Werner, faculty member at Parsons the New School for Design and former owner of the Thomas Werner Gallery in Manhattan. Thomas shares his thoughts on the state of the industry, breaking into the fine art market, and what’s inspiring the next generation of independent creators. We Asked: What is your take on the current state of the industry? Opportunities? Challenges? Thomas Said: Our industry is…

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Brian Fitzgerald

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Brian Fitzgerald spent his career as an award-winning photojournalist at various newspapers, including as photo editor and assistant managing editor for Seattle Times Company papers in Washington State and Maine. In 2007 he started Fitzgerald Photo, where he provides editorial, corporate and commercial services to clients nationwide. Brian can be found at www.fitzgeraldphoto.com. You can check out his Inspire Maine project here: www.inspiremaine.com We Asked: You started your career as a photojournalist. What led you…

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Questions with a Pro: John Dolan

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Today on Questions with a Pro, we speak to John Dolan. John has a unique business model in that he shoots for the likes of American Express and Martha Stewart Living as well as working in the wedding, family and couples market. We spoke to John about navigating two different areas of the same industry. We Asked: How did you get your start in the photography industry? What mistakes did you learn from? John Said:…

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Questions with a Pro: Eric Meola

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Today’s Questions with a Pro features photographer and world traveler extraordinaire Eric Meola. Eric has been referred to by Rangefinder Magazine as one of a “handful of color photographers who are true innovators.” We talked to Eric about his must have tools for travel, the age of the internet and one of the hardest lessons he ever learned. We Asked: What are your must have tools or travel items for being on a project abroad?…

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