Category Archives: Photographer Interview

Photographer interviews from the model photography podcast.

116 Photog Paul Manoian

(16:20) Michigan photographer Paul Manoian started out in portraits and moved into model photography. Listen to him talk about that change and how working with models is different. He also give tips on getting into secret places.

In the banter we talk about movies we’ve walked out on.

Paul’s Website

Listener Questions



The Libertine
Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
The Saddest Music in the World
Austin Powers

Carly Francavilla’s website
Carly Francavilla’s MM
Jacqueline Craig’s MM
Dan Lippitt

114 Photog Robert Prophet

(21:17) Robert Prophet is new to the model photography scene but he’s going after it with a furor we haven’t seen in a long time. Blazing out of the gate and straight into the Girls with Guns hall of fame, Robert is the man behind and the tactigirls calendar.

He gives the perspective of the new photographer and shows what you can do in a short time if you are focused.

And there is discussion of Ren Faires, and Spock Nazis.

Robert’s MM profile.

Listener Questions

What has Ron been up to during the hiatus and what does it mean to the future of Photographer and Model?

Model Shelby Carter
Photographer Allen Henson

112 – Photog Tom Sparks

Photographer Tom Sparks
Photographer Tom Sparks
(19:24) Tom Sparks is a Utah based photographer with a passion for helping new models. He’s shot lots of different things and many new models, so we had to have him on the show.

He’s created a Facebook group for Utah based models that has spread beyond that state and he talks a little about creating controversy in more conservative areas.


Tom’s website.
Tom’s blog.
Tom’s Twitter

Tom on Facebook
Tom on Model Mayhem

David Terry
Stewart Hackworth
Niki Weiss Bowerbank
Joy de Juer

Ep 110 – Photographer Mike Wilson

You have questions; Ron and Shawna have answers! Photographer and Model is your one stop shop for everything model photography.

Sometimes photographers bring really cool ideas or props to the table. Photographer Mike Wilson is probably the only guy who has brought something from 30,000 leagues to the table, though. He also had some interesting perspectives on this week’s listener question which, without surprise, Ron was able to relate to firearms. Check out this awesome interview with “The Nowhere Man.”

Mike’s Website

Mike on Facebook


Michelle Green

Larry Grant

Kenzie Stevens

Ep 109 – Photographer Oleg Volk

You have questions; Ron and Shawna have answers! Photographer and Model is your one stop shop for everything model photography.

When you interview models and photographers every week, you hear all
kinds of reasons for why they became involved in model photography.
Never before this episode, however, had we heard “concern for the
direction of American politics” as one of those reasons. Allow us to
introduce photographer Oleg Volk. He is one of those photographers
that can use the verb “shoot” in a variety of contexts. If you browse
firearm catalogues and publications, chances are you have seen some of
his work. In this episode we shoot the breeze with Oleg, and amongst
other things, he tells us what it is like to train models to handle a

Oleg’s website


Ep 106 – Photographer Larry Munne

You have questions; Ron and Shawna have answers! Photographer and Model is your one stop shop for everything model photography.

This week’s guest is pinup photographer Larry Munne, a long time fan of the podcast and instructor of photography. We have had pinup photographers on the show before (one excellent example being Robert Alvarado), but Larry is not just a rehash of pinup talk. We had an awesome time discussing fashion concepts for weddings, model theatrics, and why you might not want to take photos full time. If that were not enough, we even talk Weiner…and why his shenanigans raise a bigger question: will the photos you post in your model photography ventures come back to haunt you? Check it out.

Larry Munne’s Website

Larry on Model Mayhem

Larry on Facebook


Model Sam Delgado

Photographer Lou Freeman

Photographer Robert Alvarado

Photographer Sam Tang

The Podcast Collection

Ep 103 – Photographer Bucket

When you are starting out as a model photographer, it helps to photograph the people you know. If those people just happen to be really interesting to look at, all the better. In this episode, super-talented photographer Bucket tells us about shooting in the alt scene, why bigger is better, and how style and wisdom are linked.

Bucket’s website


Phantom Orchid

Silent View Photography

Photographer Chad Michael Ward

Model Krystyn Lea

Model Kaia Bellanca

Model Hattie Watson

Ep 101 Photographer Jerry Brown

Photographer Jerry Brown has spent years working with models, particulary in workshops. When you are constantly working with new talent, it is key to have a method for communicating effectively and efficiently with your models. If you have ever wondered how to get that pose you want from a model, Jerry is the guy to ask!

Jerry’s Website

Jerry on MM


Houston Skyline Studio

Photographer Bob Warren

Ep 96 – Photographer Matthew Jordan Smith

Photographer Matthew Jordan Smith is living the photographer’s dream. He has been a guest photographer and judge on “America’s Next Top Model,” shot with super models the caliber of Tyra Banks, and lives a life dedicated to creating beautiful images. So how does he do it? If you want answers, tune in to this week’s episode!

Matthew’s Blog

Matthew’s Gallery


Photographer Ansel Adams

Photographer Richard Avedon

Photographer Irving Penn

Tyra Banks

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Ep 94 – Photographer Chris Ford

Chris Ford is one of those photographers that knows how to have a great time on the set, but do not be fooled! He’s not all ‘fun and games.’ Photography is serious business for Chris. In this episode we talk, jest and muse over the crafting of images.

Chris’ website


Model Jessica Sauer

Shawna on Facebook

Photographer Richard Avedon

Photographer Ansel Adams

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