Archive for the ‘photographer interview’ Category

Jason Madara is a San Francisco-based advertising and editorial photographer who is best known for his trademark cinematic style and for bringing a conceptual and aesthetic sophistication to his images. Represented by Apostrophe, Madara has a roster of regular clients that includes HP, Sprint, Microsoft, Audi, Fast Company, Wired, New York Times magazine, Fortune, Interview […]


Melissa Barnes is a San Francisco advertising and editorial photographer specializing in food, travel and lifestyle work. Melissa has built a career around her passions and brings a talent for creating and finding beauty and for capturing skillfully composed spontaneous moments that reveal a magic, humor and warmth. As a result, she is tapped by […]


I was referred to photographer-filmmaker Vance Jacobs by POP interviewee Erin Kunkel. I should not have been surprised when my first phone interview with him lasted well over an hour. During that time, he answered every question with a story; whether it was how he ended up shooting parts of a recent magazine story with […]


I was introduced to The SCAR Project, shot by New York fashion photographer, David Jay, by Emily, the woman whose image appears on the book cover and poster. In the photo she is naked from the waist up and very pregnant, with a mastectomy scar where a breast once was. Despite this, she is stunning. […]


Several months ago I was at an art opening, and met and was completely charmed by a very smart, funny and nice young married couple who work as a photographic team, collaborating on everything from concept and taking turns shooting on set through final image selection. Very patient, they let me question them endlessly about […]


Erin Kunkel is a very busy San Francisco based editorial and advertising photographer specializing in food, travel, lifestyle and portraits. Her client list includes 7×7 magazine, Sunset magazine, National Geographic Adventure, ReadyMade, Ski Magazine, and Men’s Journal and advertising clients Auberge Resorts, Chronicle Books, Williams-Sonoma, Delta Airlines, Starbucks, and Carve Designs amongst many others. Kunkel […]


One of the reasons I write this blog is that it offers me the rare privilege of seeing through the eyes of the photographers and stylists I interview. With each interview, my vision and a sense of discovery is renewed. Many years ago I had one of those dreams from which one wakes up and […]


One of the things I love about writing POP is that I get to spend a lot of time with the work of the incredibly talented people I’m lucky enough to interview and with getting to know the passion and vision that fuels it. I look forward to every Q & A and each time […]


Timothy Archibald, an advertising and editorial photographer, is the first of my interviewees who was ‘tagged’ by a prior interviewee. This is a new feature on the blog in which I ask an interviewee to tag someone else to be interviewed. Shannon Amos (Q&A forthcoming) recommended I talk with Timothy Archibald about his ECHOLILIA project, […]


I got a sneak peek a few weeks back at San Francisco advertising photographer James Chiang’s new website and have been looking forward to this interview ever since. With his photography, Chiang masterfully captures moments that reveal an authenticity and humanity and brings these qualities to his advertising work. Recently he has been working predominantly […]