Chris Marquardt is a professional photographer and producer of the photography podcast, Tips from the Top Floor. He is also leads photographic workshops in Europe, the United States and at the foot of the Himalayas. Chris is also a regular guest on the TWiT Network and Leo Laporte’s The Tech Guy show. He is the co-author of the new book, The Film Photography Handbook.Read More
The beauty of the landscape is experienced in a unique and beautiful way when it is captured as a black and white photograph. Without the presence of color, the natural world is revealed using a very personal point of view, that of the photographer.. Shades of gray reveal the subtle nuances that are not immediately obvious when we see the world in full color.Read More
Ola Billmont is a full-time entrepreneur but who has managed to create a strong body of work as a street photographer. He is a photographer who favors film and passes it through 35mm, medium format and large format cameras. His use of flash and close-working distance results in a distinctive look to his photographs of people and life on the streets. He considers himself an enthuastic amatuer, but his work demonstrates a professional work-ethic and commitment to his craft.Read More
Dennis Manarchy was raised in Rockford, Illinois. He grew a love for photography at an early age and won a scholarship to Rochester Institute of Technology. Upon graduation he was fortunate to serve an apprenticeship for legendary photographer, Irving Penn. It was a highly disciplined and uncompromising environment. Penn became simultaneously a mentor due to his amazing talent and meticulous nature, and a nemesis because it took years for Dennis to break from his influence and develop his own style.
Dennis was drafted in the army in 1968. After serving as Lieutenant in the Vietnam War, he returned home disillusioned. He met a Lumbee Indian chief in a North Caroline bookstore, and after sharing his story he was invited to move in with the Tribe. Dennis spent 6 months readjusting while immersing himself in their daily life. It was a pivotal experience.Read More
When did you begin listening to The Candid Frame?
I am a fairly new listener. I didn’t start till this year. And yes, I was living under a rock. I didn’t comprehend the power of Podcasts till this year. Happy to say this is one of my regulars now.
How long have you been shooting and what inspired your interest in photography?
I am approaching ten years of shooting. Which is unbelievable in some ways because it still feels so new to me. My grandmother is a real artist: oil painter, sketches, collages, print maker, and so forth. So needless to say, I was encouraged at a young age to tap into my creativity. But rendering wasn’t for me. Drawing was fun but most definitely never stuck. It wasn’t until a trip to Guadalajara, Mexico that photography became a source of intrigue. I also have to credit one of my first photography professors, after seeing my work, told me to research Lewis Baltz and New Topographics. After that, there was no going back. Been at it ever since.Read More