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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Episodes

  • 96: Nate in the Wild

    15 December 2019  |  Season 3  |  35 mins
    art, photography

    Nate Luebbe is a commercial photographer who specializes in the wilderness. He has made a career out of going hiking and skiing and camping—with his camera—and by all accounts, is living the life. How does a guy go from the beer industry to professional photographer, shooting auroras in Norway and teaching classes across the country?

  • 95: The Rubin Opening: One Print Only

    8 December 2019  |  Season 3  |  29 mins 22 secs
    art, photography

    Suzanne gets a preview of a rare Rubin show, with prints from four of his favorite projects: Nudes, San Francisco, Tikun Olam, and Alcatraz Windows. And somewhere in the conversation they're joined by Lorna Rubin, mother, publisher, and conspirator in the creation of the Rubin Photographic Collection, which she discusses, along with her parenting tips.

  • 94: Exploring themes, with Howie Schatz

    5 December 2019  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 33 secs
    art, photography

    Schatz walked away from a successful career as a doctor to pursue his dream of being an artist, and he's never looked back. Schatz' work over the years as a studio photographer has thoughtfully drilled into a number of creative themes -- from redheads to the homeless, "powerful women" to "the shape of the NFL." Meet the former ophthalmologist on his visit to San Francisco this week.

  • 93: Thankful for the Influence of Jerry Uelsmann

    28 November 2019  |  Season 3  |  19 mins 23 secs
    art, photography

    Jerry Uelsmann has taught thousands of students about photography; he's in the collections worldwide, but his unusual creative styles were key influences for the Rubin's collection and photography. Even if you don't want to make photographic collages, Uelsmann's approach can be instructive. Listen.

  • 92: The Hobby of Photography

    24 November 2019  |  Season 3  |  45 mins 21 secs
    art, photography

    Being an "amateur" doesn't mean your photography is lousy, it means you're doing it for the love of it. Maybe you have a regular job, or just enjoy taking pictures of friends and travels, in this episode we discuss what it means to be a hobbyist and dig into a few photos to discuss the flow. (And we finally have our audio recording under control!)

  • 91: The Passions of Asa

    21 November 2019  |  Season 3  |  44 mins 56 secs
    art, photography

    His rare photo of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs together could very well fund his vision of a photographic camp for kids -- come meet Asa Mathat, the consummate pro. He's shot hundreds of the most accomplished humans in the world, and brings distinctive creativity and deep humanity, to every unique shot.

  • 90: Looking and Collecting, with Gallerist Catherine Couturier

    9 November 2019  |  Season 3  |  56 mins 14 secs
    art, photography

    How does a person learn to look at photographs? Is it just staring or is there a more methodical way to gauge that a photo is great? In this special 2-in-1 episode, we begin by briefly exploring Rubin's approach and then settle into a fantastic exploration of collecting with Houston's premiere photography gallery owner, Catherine Couturier, who walks us through her process and other thoughts on collecting and being collected.

  • 89: Haunted: The Sensual Identity of Sophie Dimond

    3 November 2019  |  Season 3  |  41 mins 56 secs
    art, fine art, nude, photography

    Photographer, and subject of her own introspective and sensual photographs, Sophie Dimond seems to roam the landscape wrestling with her past. Her beautiful work is created with traditional methods, on medium format film as well as with Polaroids, and is both spooky and alluring.

  • 88: Learning to Play, with Jerry Downs

    25 October 2019  |  Season 3  |  41 mins 33 secs
    art, photography

    Photographer and teacher Jerry Downs has been taking pictures for more than 50 years, and inspiring other picture takers along the way. His spiritual approach is delightful; and anyone would benefit from engaging with him. We sat down to get to know Jerry better and understand more about his philosophy and background. Listen in!

  • 87: Winners of the Fall Show

    20 October 2019  |  Season 3  |  32 mins 13 secs
    art, photography

    On this special episode we'll meet the photographers from San Francisco who were selected to show in a group exhibition at Neomodern. They represent a range of subjects, ages, cameras and styles--we took a few minutes during the show to dig in a little deeper.

  • 86: The Photographer's Photographer, Rick Smolan

    13 October 2019  |  Season 3  |  46 mins 28 secs
    art, photography

    Rick's career spans amazing gigs at Time, LIFE and National Geographic; he's been played on the silver screen by Adam Driver, and his creative Day in the Life projects have touched millions. He's also the guy who convinced me to move into digital from film (and get a Fujifilm camera --even though he talks about his Sony today...).

  • 85: Pricing Photos

    9 October 2019  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 49 secs
    art, photography

    As Neomodern gets ready for a gallery show this week, we debate issues in pricing photos, collecting photos and, actually, whether we can call them "art"

  • 84: Noticing Things, with Mark Citret

    22 September 2019  |  Season 3  |  43 mins
    art, photography

    Citret has studied with so many historic icons: Ansel Adams, Pirkle Jones, Willy Ronis... and has taught students, and has influenced my own photography for years. It's a treat to get to sit with him for a bit and talk about pictures.

  • 83: Private, with Artist Jason Langer

    14 September 2019  |  Season 3  |  42 mins 11 secs
    art, photography

    Langers photography is poetic, but the photographer has a lot he articulates beautifully about why we take pictures and how we look at them. Truly one of the best conversations about photography I've had in ages. A must for any new photography fan.

  • 82: Photographing Burning Man

    8 September 2019  |  Season 3  |  30 mins 8 secs
    art, photography

    Just back from my first Burn--after 30 years of consciously choosing not to go --I thought this would be a photographic paradise, but i was schooled.

  • 81: Balance with Brooks!

    13 August 2019  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 39 secs
    art, photography

    We met Brooks Fletcher when we started working with Peak Design. But not everyone you bump into in the workworld is as interesting a photographer and artist. Introducing Brooks!