On this episode I chat with freelance photographer Keith Bedford who became my mentor and good friend when I attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2004 and was my team’s producer. Soon after we met, I moved to New York City to intern where Keith works as a full-time freelancer. After my internship ended, I became a freelancer in the Big Apple and worked alongside Keith now for the past 7 or so years. We chat about Keith’s career path from Kinkos copyboy to photographer, his time covering politics in Iowa during the 2008 presidential election, to his many long-term trips and projects overseas from Sri Lanka, to Afghanistan, to India, to China and Japan. As always we talk about the business of photography and setting yourself apart from the pack!
Robert Caplin is an editorial and corporate photographer based in Manhattan who specializes in documentary, travel, celebrities, portraiture, and events. 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, TIME, and Newsweek. His clients include individuals such as Justin Bieber, Tiki Barber, and Victoria Justice and organizations such as The International Emmy’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, and American Electric Power. His photographs were honored at the 2010 Clio Awards for advertising, and HarperCollins published his long-term documentary as part of Justin Bieber’s New York Times Bestselling visual autobiography, First Step 2 Forever, which has sold over a million copies in 25 languages.