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The BWNC Podcast is the #1 resource for content creators. Every Monday, we share interviews & discussions with industry-leading creatives whose stories will inspire you to follow your passion. Our goal is to provide you with the shortcuts, tips, & advice that will take your career to the next level! Hosted by filmmaker Ben Hagarty – best known for his work with major artists & brands like Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Disney, & EA Games.
 
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When you think of Hawaii, you probably think of an island paradise filled with palm trees, sunshine and surfers. It’s certainly not the most urban backdrop for street photography, but that doesn’t stop HNL Street Collective from creating some glorious street shots. Their photos may look a little different from someone shooting NYC, but these guys k…
 
In this episode, I welcome Minh Bui Jones to the studio, a man who made his way over to Australia as young boy, while finding refuge from Vietnam in the late 70’s with his family. To summarise his story in any way does it no justice, so I’ll leave it to you to have a listen for yourself. But to me, it's a story of compassion and perseverance, somet…
 
On this episode of the SPM podcast, Bob sat down with Tim Huynh, director of the film Fill the Frame, a new street photography documentary. Not only did Tim tell Bob about the making of the film, he also went into detail about another project he’s been working on called, Beyond the Frame, a stellar YouTube series that premieres today! It’s a mini-d…
 
In this episode, I welcome Tyrone Pynor to the studio, a man that caught my eye during this past fashion week here in Sydney and I knew I had to have a chat with him. Currently working his way up the ranks in the Australian media industry, the now radio presenter at Triple J is on a journey of finding out who he wants to be in this world, and expre…
 
In this episode, I welcome Richard Kavanagh to the studio, a multi award winning hair stylist, turned tech entrepreneur, who epitomises the definition of rebel, in every sense of the word. Having grown up with a conservative upbringing in New Zealand during the 80's, Richard rejected the academic vision his family had for him and in doing so, threw…
 
Marc Gordon was trained at the International Center for Photography in New York City and studied street photography with Harvey Stein. His photography focuses on documentary style photography and unposed portraiture – two elements that can be clearly seen in his work from New York City’s Gay Pride Parade, an event that brims over with emotions and …
 
In the October 2020 issue of SPM, Gina Williams wrote this about Kevin Fletcher, “Essentially self-taught, he built and explored the magic of the darkroom, taught himself the Zone System, photographed and photographed, and eventually ended up attending graduate school at New York City’s School of Visual Arts. “Fletcher went on to embark on a succes…
 
In this episode of the podcast, I welcome wonderful human and fashion designer, Gary Bigeni to the studio. With over 15 years in the fashion industry with his namesake women's wear label, Gary has put in the work to become a house hold name here in Australia. But with the past year giving us all a chance to sit back and reflect, it gave him the opp…
 
It was our pleasure to speak with our good friend Meryl Meisler once again, this time about her newest book New York PARADISE LOST Bushwick Era Disco. Strand Books describes this book as “an intimate journey to the pandemonium and paradise of the 1970s through early 1990s New York City. Meryl documented a tumultuous time in NYC’s history – epidemic…
 
In this episode of the podcast, I welcome fellow photographer, Frederick McHenry to the studio. Originally from South Atlanta, Frederick always felt like he was being put into a box growing up. He knew there was more outside of where he was being told to stay and it took crossing the Pacific Ocean and landing himself in South Korea to see what he h…
 
Suitcase Joe is an anonymous photographer and activist who uses his work to advocate for the unhoused. He spent a decade getting to know Skid Row and its inhabitants—the largest unhoused community in America—and in that time he gained the trust and acceptance to intimately observe and photograph the inner workings of their daily lives. Suitcase Joe…
 
In this episode of the podcast, I welcome Baden Hitchcock to the studio, a dancer with the Bangarra Dance Theatre, whose creative upbringing — thanks to his mother's loving encouragement — presented him with opportunities that have brought him around the world. With family in Papua New Guinea and the Torres Strait Islands, music, singing and dancin…
 
In this episode, I welcome Matthew Backer to the studio, a Sydney based journalist turned actor whose recent credits include Young Frankenstein, and probably the most fun gig you can get, host of the Australian children's program, Play School! We chat about his journey in the industry, how finding his tribe helped him discover who he is and his lov…
 
Whenever we get together with Michael Ernest Sweet, there’s always plenty to talk about and in this episode of the podcast we certainly covered some ground. We talked about Tim Huynh’s street photography film, Fill the Frame, our thoughts on social media, the lack of community spirit in street photography, the double-edged sword of developing a str…
 
In this episode of the podcast, I welcome Mark Campbell to the studio, a man whose creativity has taken him from the big screen, down to the printed page, and everywhere in between. Currently the Creative Director and Publisher at Harper Collins Australia, Mark had learned to navigate his skills by being an eager learner, always willing to try new …
 
In this episode of the podcast, I welcome Jack Phillips to the studio, a journalist, turned content maker that now calls Sydney home. Having grown up in East London via Essex in the late 90's and early 2000's, football and lad culture seemed to be the only way to relate. Shaved heads and Puma tracksuits were the uniform and footballers like David B…
 
Philipp Meiners is a German photographer who is passionate about street photography. He describes his passion this way: “Strolling through the streets, always looking for something interesting, the decisive moment, is a great opportunity for me to disconnect from everyday life. I just walk through the streets and watch what is happening, or look fo…
 
In this episode of the podcast, I welcome Chris Burt-Allan to the studio, a former management consultant, turned fashion influencer, turned sustainability advocate. Having spent time living overseas, jet setting around the world and working with luxury fashion brands, Chris had truly made it to the top of his game, but soon realised there was nowhe…
 
In this episode of the podcast, I welcome Tirrell Cherry to the studio, an American born Sydney sider whose military kid upbringing saw him live a gypsy like life, learning to call anyplace home. A social being at heart, Tirrell’s work always gravitated towards people, from styling hair in Atlanta, to teaching spin in New York City, now in Sydney, …
 
Matt Jerrams is an executive producer who creates television commercials in the UK, who also happens to have a real passion for street photograhpy. As always, Matt Jerrams and I had plenty to talk about in this episode of our podcast. Matt is in London, currently under lockdown again, se he had some free time to spare to talk all things street phot…
 
Welcome to Men In This Town: The Podcast. I’m Giuseppe Santamaria, and for over a decade, I’ve been photographing men’s street style in various towns around the world, looking for those whose dress sense speak volumes about who they are. In this podcast, I take a closer look at those men by bringing them into the studio for a portrait and having a …
 
Photojournalist and advertising lifestyle photographer, Craig Litten, earns his living making photographs. So he knows the importance of having his work taken seriously. Craig says that one of the most important factors in being taken seriously is to take it seriously yourself. And part of that is to be consistent in the work you show to the world.…
 
2020 has been... interesting, to say the least. To find meaning in such a chaotic year, it is important to pause and reflect on the lessons we have learned and how we have all grown. The challenges we overcame, the new skills we learned & the small wins we had are all things to be proud of! In this episode, we reflect on 2020 and look ahead to the …
 
For any creator who has experienced shooting live shows, the ultimate goal is to be on tour with your favorite artist traveling all over the world! The sites and sounds of tour life create memories that last a lifetime, but many aspiring tour creatives overlook many aspects of tour life that can be detrimental to your career path. In this episode, …
 
Guapdad 4000 is a smooth, charismatic rapper from the Bay Area whose humorous style and steady flow have elevated him to stardom in recent years. Following his breakout appearance on the 2019 Dreamville compilation Revenge of the Dreamers III, Guapdad released his official debut album Dior Deposits. Guapdad is a hip-hop outlier who showcases his pe…
 
As freelance creatives, we are always looking for new ways to produce income for ourselves - whether you are shooting one-off gigs here and there, or working on reoccurring projects, there are always ways to position yourself to secure a more predictable income. In this episode, we discuss the idea of negotiating retainer opportunities with reoccur…
 
Valentina Vee is a freelance director, cinematographer & editor working with clients all over the world. In the past few years, Vee has directed & shot a docu-series for Discovery, several PSA-style videos totaling over 200M views, and a travel show across 10 countries! Vee's creative focus has been on education, charity & overall just spreading a …
 
We have all been in the same situation - you are hired for a job and end up becoming a one-man show. You produce, shoot, direct & edit the entire project. Learning all of these skills can be incredibly valuable early on in your career, but at what point does it begin to hold you back as a creator? In this episode, we discuss the pros & cons of bein…
 
Steven John Irby, aka Steve Sweatpants, is a street photographer, creative director, & cofounder of Street Dreams Magazine - a magazine featuring up and coming photographers and crowd sourced photography pieced together in beautiful layouts and stories. Molded by the city he grew up in, Steve has gained recognition for his powerful B&W depiction of…
 
No matter where you are in your career – you should always be striving to LEARN! Being a “student of the game” is a valuable mindset to remind yourself that there is always room for growth in your career. There are lessons to be found by working in the field, watching YouTube videos, reading books, & listening to podcasts … but there are also ways …
 
Anthony Supreme is a photographer, director, & creative director who has worked with artists such as J Cole, Saint Jhn, Goldlink, Earthgang, & more! Anthony is most notably known for shooting the album cover & subsequent tour for J Cole's "4 Your Eyez Only". He is also the founder of Preme - an independent black-owned magazine that focuses on telli…
 
The freelance hustle can be draining at times. The need to make a living can potentially send you down a path of creating only for money, or taking on projects that don’t fulfill you artistically. In this episode, we wanted take a step back and discuss topics like creating for yourself, making creative friends, & making time for passion projects! C…
 
Spencer Whiting aka @gimbalgod is the premiere snowboarding filmmaker in the game – known for jumping over 100-foot jumps with riders and capturing the action just inches away on a GoPro. Not only is he the personal filmer for Olympic snowboarder Stale Sandbech, but Spencer is sponsored by brands like GoPro, Monster, & Oakley, and travels the world…
 
In the season finale of Portrait Session presented by Portuguese Flannel, I invited dancer, photographer, and all-around storyteller Luke Currie-Richardson to the studio. He talks about reaching his goal of dancing professionally for Bangarra Dance Theatre, making photos through an Indigenous lens, and why he doesn’t identify as an activist or a le…
 
When it comes to our clients, it is our job to make sure we make their wildest dreams come true. But sometimes, promising them the world can turn around to haunt you. Overpromising, delivering final products late, poor communication... These things can ruin your relationship with clients. We have all been there, so today we will be discussing two c…
 
Nesrin Danan, aka Blackprints, is a music & lifestyle photographer best known for her portrait work with artists, influencers, & YouTube stars. An influencer in her own right, Nesrin has built a platform of over 120,000 followers & secured brand deals with companies like Urban Outfitters, Puma, & Bose. In this interview, we dive into Nesrin's decis…
 
If you're looking to grow as a creator– whether it be your skillset, your confidence, you network, your experience, or your portfolio – the #1 mindset you should have is "Say Yes Until You Can Say No." In other words, you should take on every opportunity you can possibly get your hands on until you have the luxury of saying no. In this episode, we …
 
In this episode of Portrait Session presented by Portuguese Flannel, I invited Indonesian born, Sydney based, and all-round entertainer Andrian Syah to the studio. He talks about his obsession to learn new things, his disciplined work ethic and getting out of his comfort zone in order to grow. Watch the full episode at www.meninthistown.com/podcast…
 
Daniel Schiffer is a videographer & YouTuber who has been dominating the filmmaking space on YouTube with highly educational behind the scenes videos, editing tutorials, & more. Over the past year, his channel has exploded to 1.4M subscribers as he has popularized a unique handheld filming style coined "EPIC B ROLL" that has taken the internet by s…
 
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