StreetPX - A Photography Podcast

StreetPX - A Photography Podcast

Hosted by two Bay area photographers, RE Casper and Jim Watkins. StreetPX focuses on the why, how, where and who of urban life (street) photography. We aim to sit down with fellow street photographers and let them share their stories, why they chose this genre, what inspires them and who they are as artists.... Show More

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We are still HERE!!! But taking a much needed break from the show. However, even on hiatus, we had to sit down with Ken Walton and get the low-down on this years Streetfoto San Francisco International Street Photography Festival (long name, awesome event) We even go down the rabbit hole a bit in how the festival came together and the evolution it's taken over the last four years. Tune in today to learn more. Show Notes and Eve... Read more

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December 4, 2018 52 min

FAITH is an engaging visual story about the often underrepresented gay African American community, their lives, their faith and their response to discrimination, both racial and religious. We enjoyed our talk with Chris Suspect, so much the last time, we simply had to get him back in here to discuss the stories behind the imagery in his upcoming book, FAITH. In Washington D.C., Chris Suspect, like most days, stumbles up... Read more

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Entering the StreetPX studio today is Bay Area documentary photographer, street photographer and college professor, Dan Fenstermacher. Early on, Dan chose to pursue a degree at San Jose State and studied in the very same darkroom as his stepfather... continuing the family tradition of photography. A trip to Ghana on an advertising internship for 8 weeks, set him on a path of travel and expansion of creativity. During which ti... Read more

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October 9, 2018 63 min

Calling in from picturesque Munich, Germany, today's guest is long distance friend of the show, Hanna Radek and we're talking photography, the Avengers, atomic wastelands, El Salvadoran gangs, you know, normal stuff. Hanna may have grown up in Nuremberg, but she is a child of the world. A travel and street photographer, she is a true inspiration to those who wish to see the world.  Picking up her first camera, a Minolta XD... Read more

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It's been a long summer break and the StreetPX crew has been itching to get back to business... So without further delay, we bring you the start of Season 4, with the one and only, Chris Suspect! In true StreetPX form, we start with the introspective build up, analyzing a bit of those childhood roots of inspiration. As a 14 year old kid in Helsinki, Chris took his his first full leap into Punk Rock with a purchase of Devo's "Q: Ar... Read more

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After a very successful Streetfoto festival and brief pause since our last episode, StreetPX is back with another great interview, as we sit down with Carmel's own, Marc Silber. Marc Silber is a photographer, videographer and accomplished author of "Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos" and "Advancing Your Photography", two fantastic photography books with the Amazon Best Seller stamp of approval. Each a must have for any photograph... Read more

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Reid Callanan is a man with a singular focus on photographic education and through his impressive passion, he has built one of the most successful workshop organizations in the United States. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico has been in operation for nearly 30 years and in that time, he has expanded from a handful of courses with a staff of six, to well over 200 classes a year, hosted by a symphony of establ... Read more

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After a very eventful and alcohol filled walk through Hippie Hill in San Francisco on 4/20, Ye Min and Casper sat down to discuss photographic inspirations, workshops and street photography. Hailing from Yangon Myanmar, Ye Min has the benefit of world travel through his day job and never hesitates to turn this opportunity into a phenomenal exploration of street photography. With an ever-present appreciation for conceptual poetry, ... Read more

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For the third year in a row, Streetfoto is hitting the bay area and ranks among the top festival destinations for all things street photography. From workshops to photo walks to gallery events, lectures, zine reviews and so much more. If you shoot or appreciate street photography, this is the event to visit and today, founder and organizer Ken Walton is here to share what he can. The schedule is still evolving, so be sure to visit... Read more

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Alejandra López-Zaballa is a well traveled, award winning documentary photographer with over 70 countries on her punch card. Today she joins us to share her journey, her documentary work in the orphan camps of Nairobi, Kenya to Oaxaca, Mexico and so much more. Growing up with a mother who was a painter, she quickly found her creativity in painting and dancing... But as with most families of Spain at the time, she found herself obli... Read more

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At the age of 25, Katie Jett Walls was given an old Minolta SRT201 film camera by her father. It was well used and the light meter was broken, but with full manual in place, she drove through the mountains of Virginia, gaining knowledge on the basics and found herself instantly hooked on photography. After accepting her fate, she decided to attend photography school in Oklahoma City and while there had the chance to work in the dar... Read more

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We're heading to the City of Angels, as we sit down with documentary photographer and skateboarder, Robert LeBlanc. From the time his balance could allow, he has spent his days a camera in hand and a skateboard underfoot. It was his second ACL tear however, that forced his hand in turning his attention to documenting the gnarly tricks, rather than furthering his own injuries… I knew that the life of jumping and down things was at... Read more

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Our discussion with Stephen Somerstein proved to be so fantastic (and long) that we simply could not bring ourselves to cut it into a singular episode... So, we broke this one in half and today we are publishing Part 2 of this very special, and extended discussion on documenting history. We hope you enjoy this continued discussion, as we expand on Stephen's battle with Paramount Pictures for using his images without explicit permi... Read more

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"Iconic"... This is the only word that comes to mind when we talk about the work of photographer and scientist, Stephen Somerstein. Some how, some way, StreetPX had the honor of flipping on the mics to discuss Stephens experiences for well over 3 hours and since we did not want to lose a single syllable of context… We made the executive decision to split this into a 2-Part StreetPX Special… with the first half available today and ... Read more

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Animal lover and copy editor for PETA, Tracy Habenicht recently leapt head long into the world of street photography. She may be new to the genre, but she brings a fresh perspective to the camera and a wonderful discussion to the microphone. Beginning her interest in December of 2016, Tracy immediately discovered a love of photographing people and her surroundings. Throughout this episode we explore her work with PETA [yes, we bri... Read more

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January 23, 2018 70 min

2017 was one hell of a year for all of us here at StreetPX and on this episode, Casper and Jim sit down to discuss the finer points of the last year. Today, we're sharing our favorite episodes, backstory on how they came to be, the ups and the downs of producing StreetPX, our live events and even a few gear acquisitions over the year. Beyond simply reminiscing, we're also offering a few hints on what our audience can expect throug... Read more

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HAPPY NEW YEAR StreetPX Nation!!! We hope that everyone had a wonderful (and safe) New Year Celebration... We're kicking of 2018 with a bang, as we sit down and talk with Brenton Gieser, a San Francisco photographer, videographer and documentarian, who has spent countless hours documenting the people of the San Francisco Tenderloin District. Together with his friend and fellow documentarian, Felix Uribe, Brenton continues to devel... Read more

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Jock McDonald, traveling people photographer, musician and natural story teller… joins us to discuss his fascinating and unique creative upbringing and the adventures he experienced along the way. From exhibiting and documenting in Cold War era Soviet Union, photographing Robin Williams amongst hundreds of rat traps, fanning out before working with Evander Holyfield, explaining his frequent flyer miles to China, Nicaragua and Cuba... Read more

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We're aiming straight for the inspiration receptors, as we sit down with Bay Area Photographer, Steve Disenhof. Throughout this episode, we discuss his long career in social work and how his professional background lead him to a passion for street photography and the ongoing development of new school programs to teach technology and photography in Kenya. Originally pursuing engineering on the East Coast, Steve Disenhof made an maj... Read more

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