In this episode I talk with talented New York City based music and sports photographer David Bergman who is currently on tour as Bon Jovi’s tour photographer. David and I talk about his entire career from his humble beginnings as college yearbook photographer, to working as a staffer at the Miami Harald. We also talk about his move to NYC to build a freelance career. The events that lead to becoming one of Sports Illustrated’s go-to freelance photographers, his push to become a big-time tour photographer, how becoming the “Gigapan man” changed his life, and finally why president Obama personally told him “You got Skillz”.
Robert Caplin is a full-time freelance editorial, corporate, and portrait photographer based in New York City and is founder and co-editor of Photo Brigade. He’s a regular contributor to the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Street Journal, and his work has been published in National Geographic, Sports Illustrated and Vanity Fair, among others. Robert is a graduate from Ohio University’s renowned School of Visual Communication.