Category Archives: Photographer Interview

Photographer interviews from the model photography podcast.

Ep 93 – Photographer Chanel Rene

If you are anything like Ron, Shawna and this week’s guest, photographer Chanel Rene, you surely have asked yourself some big questions such as, “How do I break the barrier between ‘internet photography’ and publishing my work? Or perhaps: “What is a utili-kilt?” Lucky for you, we answer these questions and so much more in this fun episode!

Chanel Rene’s Website

Chanel on Facebook


Disaster in the Desert Image

Model Jesse Holland

Photographer Barry Druxman

Model Yulia Maslennikova

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Ep 85 – Photographer Dan McCarty

Are you telling your camera what to do, or is your camera telling you what to do? For photographer Dan McCarty, the difference is key. Dan also gives us some great advice on recognizing and capturing beauty and tells us why a great model needs confidence AND self-awareness. Plus, if that were not enough, Shawna says what might be the geekiest thing said yet on the show!

Dan on Facebook

More of Dan’s Port


Photographer Tracy Hicks

Photographer Chris Ford

Follow Shawna on Facebook

Scarlett Johansson

Elle Magazine

Vogue Magazine

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Ep 84 – Photographer Dave Ward

When photographer Dave Ward described the “combination of essential elements” and the “process of putting it together,” it sounded more like chemistry than photography, but then again, who is to say that model photography is not as much science as it is art? In this episode, Dave tells us all about The Art and The Craft that is photography and the science behind directing new models.

Photographer Dave Ward

Photographer Barry Druxman

Photographer Robert Christopher

Model Briauna Mariah

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Ep 83 – Photographer Joseph Corsentino

Photoshop is much like The Force; we have all seen it used for good and “evil” (or at least really cheesy photos). Sometimes it can be just too easy for a photographer to cross over to the Dark Side. Joseph Corsentino, on the other hand, is a jedi amongst photographers. He is not just creating interesting photos, he is creating new worlds. In this episode, Joseph tells us about the urban fantasy that is Time of the Faeries and how he turns models into characters.

Time of the Faeries


Chad Michael Ward

Joss Whedon

Illustrator Pat Lee

Illustrator Luis Royo

Actress Elizabeth Maxwell

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Ep 82 – Photographer Holly Randall

Second generation photographers are not all that common. Second generation erotic photographers? Seemingly nonexistent until we spoke with photographer Holly Randall. In this episode, Holly tells us what it was growing up with photography, how she matches locations with personalities, and how not to be a creep.

Holly’s Website

Holly on Twitter

Holly’s Blog


Model Mosh

Model Kayla-Jane Danger

Model Carlotta Champagne

Model Taylor Vixen

Photographer Ellen von Unwerth

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Ep 79 – Photographer Raffael Dickreuter

Just like still photographers, filmmakers need to know what they are going to shoot and how they are going to shoot it BEFORE the shoot itself. That is when you call in a guy like photographer and previs artist Raffael Dickreuter. Ask Raffael and he will tell you that photography is all about telling stories, and he is a firm believer that everyone has a story to tell. From Iron Man to a couple on a park bench to models on Model Mayhem, this episode is full of stories that Raffael has captured.

Raffael’s Website

Raffael on Model Mayhem


Photographer James Nachtwey

Film about James Nachtwey – “War Photographer”

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Ep 77 – Photographer Toria Best

Not all zombies look like they just crawled out of a grave. In the case of Blu Zombie, the accessory line created by photographer and designer Toria Best, charming toppers and fascinators abound. Do not be fooled; this episode is not all about fashion design. It is about posing, creativity and even the “Seven Deadly Sins!”

Toria’s Website

Toria on Model Mayhem


Sensationally Striped Shawna Topper Image

EyeWorks Photography

Tabatha Jacobs


Corwin Prescott

Acid Pop Tart

Cordial Lee

Follow Shawna on Facebook

Garage Glamour

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Ep 75 – Photographer James Wiseman

If you think organizing and executing a photo shoot in a studio is tough, try shooting underwater. Do not confuse that weightless feeling with ease! In this episode, James Wiseman tells us what it takes to get your feet wet in underwater photography, the special requirements for models and MUA’s, and how you light and backdrop the briny deep (well, chlorinated deep more like it) for a fashion shoot.

James’ Website

James on Model Mayhem


Wet Pixel

Mermaid Image

Wedding Dress Image

300 Inspired Image

Makeup Artist Sara Eudy

Makeup Artist Jen Marine

Model Belladonna Dea

Model Liz Ashley

Model Mars Ayane

Richard Tallent

Photographer Clayton Addison
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Ep 71 – Photographer Mark Bradley

Not fashion or glamour but flamour! Photographer Mark Bradley has a knack for making fashion and editorial sexy, and in this episode he tells us how to get those “good to the last drop” images. Next time you’re planning a shoot, take some advice from Mark and start with an emotion because you never know where it will take you: your next great photo or maybe even your most controversial.

Mark’s Website

Mark on Model Mayhem

Mark on Facebook

Mark on One Talent Source


Photographer Dan McCarty

Photographer Jamie Harbour

Model Liz Ashley


“Good to the Last Drop”

The Photo Binders

Ep 33 – Photographer Andy Silvers

Photographer Razor Fist

Lithium Picnic Studios

Model Isobel Wren

Follow Shawna on Facebook

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Ep 68 – Photographer Dean Karr

A man that dives with great white sharks is serious business. A man that films footage of his dives with great white sharks and puts it in a music video for the Deftones is a real rock ‘n’ rolla! Photographer Dean Karr is well known for directing music videos of some of the most prominent rock bands, and you have almost certainly seen some of his photos of said rockers. But what kind of a creative process goes into such a venture? In this episode, we muse over incorporating your hobbies into shoots, one of the coolest comic illustrators ever, and Dean’s most controversial album art.

Dean’s Website

Lemonaide Media


Deftones – “My Own Summer” Music Video

Al Giddings Shark Footage

Dave Matthews Band – “Don’t Drink the Water” Music Video

Dave Matthews Band – “Crash Into Me” Music Video

Photographer Joel Peter-Witkin

Photographer Jan Saudek

Illustrator Dave McKean

Photographer Howard Schatz

Merry Karnowsky Gallery

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