Episode 17: Rich Clarkson / Legendary Photographer / Founder And President Of Clarkson Creative
American Photo Magazine once named Rich Clarkson as one of the top 50 most influential individuals in American Photography. After talking with him for an hour, we definitely understand why. From his early years behind the lens, shooting what would become some very iconic images for Sport Illustrated, to his position as the Director of Photography for National Geographic, Rich has had a storied career spanning 7 decades and still going strong. He currently heads up Clarkson Creative, the company he founded, and leads workshop retreats all over the country featuring some of today's top shooters. He has seen the photography world grow and change from the early days of film, to the current state of digital technology, and has somehow continued to stay on top of the game and be a relevant voice to a younger generation. To say the man has some stories would be an understatement. It's like hanging out with your grandpa, if your grandpa was once shooting black and white portraits of a college aged Wilt Chamberlain when he played for the Kansas Jayhawks. This is by far the most veteran photographer we have had on the show, and it will be hard to set the bar any higher. So sit back and enjoy our conversation with a legend of the industry.
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