Everyday Photography, Every Day

A conversation that will change the way you think about your pictures.

About the show

Everyday Photography (Every Day)" is a weekly podcast where you get to listen in on a chat between a photographer (Rubin) and a regular human (Suzanne Fritz-Hanson) with an eye on making your pictures amazing and helping you enjoy your photography more. No technical stuff. No talk of gear or software. Just photography for the fun of it.

  • Rubin brings a unique perspective to consumer media: a student of Jerry Uelsmann; an amateur photographer for 40 years; formerly of Lucasfilm, Netflix and Adobe; director of The Rubin Collection of Photography; and founder of Neomodern, he's long been passionate about advancing the language of photography.

** Enjoy show notes at www.neomodern.com/podcast

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  • 119: Season Four Opener

    2 April 2021  |  Season 4  |  16 mins 4 secs
    art, photography

    Where Susan and Rubin catch up briefly on photography and geography, and Rubin debriefs on his first Zen Arts Workshops.

  • 118: The Tenacity of Chris Burkard, Wilderness Photographer

    22 October 2020  |  Season 4  |  45 mins 46 secs
    art, photography

    A self-described "blue collar" photographer, Burkard's photos are some of the most beautiful and amazing wilderness images we've ever seen. His work ethic is legend, as his dedication to the environment. His photos, films, books and course are all part of his mission to educate as many people as he can about the wonders he sees on Earth. Meet Chris and be inspired.

  • 117: Discovering Authenticity: Collecting with Michael Shapiro

    16 October 2020  |  Season 4  |  51 mins 39 secs
    art, photography

    For more than 40 years, Shapiro has been the dealer's dealer -- an expert on midcentury modernism (and partner to the Rubin family in developing an historic collection), we spend some time discussing Man Ray, Kertesz, Cartier-Bresson and the importance of prints.

  • 116: The Hopeful Photography of Norma I. Quintana

    7 October 2020  |  Season 4  |  55 mins 30 secs
    art, photography

    Norma is a fine art photographer whose home—including her art collection, her own analog work, and her camera collection—burned in the Napa fires of 2017. In this episode we discuss the fire and her intimate work.

  • 115: After the Fires

    23 September 2020  |  Season 4  |  43 mins 11 secs
    art, photography

    It's the start of Season 3 and we're warming up, catching up, talking about new projects and my Santa Fe Workshop class with Jason Langer. But yeah, also the fires.

  • 114: The Quirky World of Maggie Taylor

    14 June 2020  |  Season 4  |  56 mins 17 secs
    art, photography

    Maggie Taylor is a fine art photographer who transitioned from creating real-world still-life collages into being a master of Adobe Photoshop creating photo montages. Her whimsical creations have been called surreal, but they're perhaps better described as "quirky".

  • 113: Catching Up: Kertesz, Home Projects

    7 June 2020  |  Season 4  |  20 mins 25 secs
    art, photography

    In which Suzanne and Rubin review their thoughts on Kertesz and her home project and generally catch up.

  • 112: Inside Kertesz, with Curator Robert Gurbo

    29 May 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 9 secs
    art, photography

    Andre Kertesz had a long and multi-faceted career throughout the 20th century, producing some of the most iconic, modern, and often enigmatic photos in history. His influence is profound, and it was a pleasure to sit down today with Robert Gurbo, curator of the Kertesz estate and domain expert on this fascinating photographer.

  • 111: The Power of Photography, with Gallerist Peter Fetterman

    21 May 2020  |  Season 4  |  49 mins
    art, photography

    Peter Fetterman offers rich insights into photography collecting and being collected, and the sheer magic in great photographs. As one of the pre-eminent gallerists of photography for decades, his delightful personal tales about the artists is a joy. Listen in!

  • 110: Projects in Quarantine

    14 May 2020  |  Season 4  |  23 mins 1 sec
    art, photography

    Here's a short episode where we go over a few projects you can do at home, with no supplies but a phone, and practice key skills that will make your pictures better.

  • 109: The Photographer of Santa Cruz, Shmuel Thaler

    7 May 2020  |  Season 4  |  49 mins 14 secs
    art, photography

    It's hard to think about photography in Santa Cruz without discovering Shmuel Thaler, the leading photojournalist at the Santa Cruz Sentinel. He's been documenting the community since the late 1980s: from earthquakes and fires, to surfers and dancers--the fabric and heart of the town.

  • 108: Masterskills from Jeff Carlson

    25 April 2020  |  Season 4  |  50 mins 6 secs
    art, photography

    Carlson has written an astonishing array of books over his career, explaining a range of creative and technical topics--perhaps 20 of them related to photography. His newest book on Luminar is out this week, so it seemed a great time to say hi and hear what driving him!

  • 107: The Duologues of Nina Kling

    17 April 2020  |  Season 4  |  43 mins 21 secs
    art, photography

    I'd never heard the term "rhyme" used so perfectly to describe a visual experience before... but the wonderful pairings NYC photographer Nina Kling are delightful, mysterious, and enormously satisfying.

  • 106: A Walk Down Memory Lane with Angelica Glass

    29 March 2020  |  Season 4  |  48 mins 20 secs
    art, photography

    Angelica Glass is an inspiration to passionate amateur photographers. 6 years ago, on a whim, she decided to walk the length of every street and trail in the county of Santa Cruz, taking photos on each, and choosing only one image to represent it. Over the course of five and a half years, she has walked all of the 4,121 streets in the county.

  • 105: Life in Captivity: Free Workshops on Photography

    20 March 2020  |  Season 4  |  21 mins 24 secs
    art, covid, crafts, photography, projects, quarantine, workshop, zen

    It's a bleak time for many, and insane stress for us all -- but there are a few advantages to being forced to stay in. Rubin has converted Neomodern from a retail business to a free program of projects to build people's photographic skills: not tech skills but creative ones. Using the content from his Zen Arts curriculum, daily projects designed to help folks stuck at home.

  • 104: Photography as a Zen Art

    2 March 2020  |  Season 4  |  32 mins 36 secs
    art, philosophy, photography, zen

    Rubin formally declares his upcoming book for beginners and pros -- finding a philosophical foundation for creative picture taking: the Zen Arts. There are lessons from haiku, kintsugi, enso, ikebana, bonsai and origami (and the principles of wabi-sabi) if you know how to find them. Not how to use photography to practice zen, but how to use zen arts to get better at photography!