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Portrait photographer, Kelvin Bulluck has always been interested in what makes people tick. In 2010, shortly after discovering his passion for photography, he began to wonder about high performing photographers and what it takes to reach the highest levels of success within the realms of fashion photography, editorial photography and commercial photography. Ten years later, this podcast was born to answer that very question for new and more experienced photographers alike. What Makes You Click podcast is a series of conversations between Kelvin and some of the most successful photographers in the business. Listen in while they share insights and stories about the highs and lows that lead them to where they are today.
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This trailer gives listeners a quick overview of the "why" behind this podcast. If you're a portrait photographer that is interested in exploring the minds of today's most talented fashion, editorial and commercial photographers, this show is for you. Subscribe now to get updates on the latest episodes, dropping weekly!
On this first episode of What Makes You Click, Host and DC-based portrait photographer, Kelvin Bulluck, gives you a look into his background, his photography journey, and his intentions for this podcast. Having felt intense inspiration from listening to photographers speak about their journeys, Kelvin was driven to make such conversations and lessons available to all aspiring photographers. He created What Makes You Click to be a powerful resource for photographers who are interested in portraiture, fashion, beauty, commercial, celebrity photography, and beyond. Essentially, you’ll learn what makes photographers click!Kelvin shares more on what you will learn throughout these upcoming episodes and sheds light on the diversity he looks forward to capturing with each guest in each episode. Mentorship, especially in the photography industry, is so important in learning and evolving as an artist… so let your mentorship start here!“If you don’t leave at the end of every episode having taken something away from what these amazing creatives have shared, you might even rewind and listen again or check your pulse to make sure you’re alive.”                                                             - Kelvin BulluckIf you have any friends or loved ones that would benefit from this knowledge-packed podcast, be sure to share it with them!About the Host:Kelvin Bulluck is a DC-based portrait photographer that specializes in fashion, editorial and beauty imagery. His work has been featured in various print and on-line publications such as Essence, Rolling Out Magazine, The Washingtonian, Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore Style Magazine, Dark Beauty Magazine, Fashion Bomb Daily and Bmore Art Journal, just to name a few.  His style is best described as clean, while encompassing a spirit of simplicity, allowing viewers to fully take in his subjects.Connect with Kevin Bulluck:Visit his website: www.kelbpics.com Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kelbpicsConnect with him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Kel.B.Pics.Photography Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick 
Kareem Black

Kareem Black

2021-01-2959:26

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Kareem Black, an American portrait, celebrity and lifestyle photographer based in New York City, to speak on his experience in the photography industry. Kareem talks about how his upbringing inspired the evolution of his creative career, divulging the subject matter of his teenage portfolio that got him into The Philadelphia High School for the Creative Performing Arts, a school that many iconic musicians have attended.He touches on how he got into the worlds of painting and photography at a young age and what led him to go to the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He emphasizes the importance of having mentors, building relationships with your peers, and utilizing the unique facilities at your school.  Kareem then breaks down how he interpreted and applied the phrase “shoot what you love” as a photography student, noting the perpetual refining process that artists go through in life and even noting what he doesn’t love to shoot. He shares his candid thoughts on becoming a successful photographer without going to college and speaks on what his career was like after he graduated, including the effects of the tech boom (and subsequent bust) of the early 2000s and the economic crash of 2008. Kareem also talks about the psychological game of instigation in photography and how he copes with needing multiple surgeries on his eyes.  Tune in to learn Kareem’s biggest inspirations, how he leveraged simple marketing and business tactics to grow his presence, and the story behind his first major campaign with Verizon. Stick around for his thought-provoking take on race being a factor in the opportunities people are faced with in creative industries.“Race is super interesting in this industry. We need to be in the room. I think that getting in the room… is the first step, but that’s not the only step… once you’re in the room, can you have a conversation.”                                                                         -   Kareem Black About the Guest:Kareem Black is an American portrait, celebrity and lifestyle photographer based in New York City. He’s a Star Trek fan, chess player, ex-skater and karaoke aficionado. Kareem thrives on energy on set and he always tries to have that kinetic intensity come through in his work!Connect with Kareem Black:Visit his website: www.kareemblack.comFollow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kareemblackConnect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.comFollow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcastConnect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick People + Resources Mentioned:Caravaggio Foundation: www.caravaggio-foundation.orgTony Ward: www.tonyward.com/aboutMatthew Jordan Smith: www.matthewjordansmith.comKwaku Alston: www.kwakualston.comJulian Alexander – Creative Director: www.slanginc.comMatthew Salacuse: www.salacuse.comwww.kareemblack.com/HOME/FEELSGOODLETSGO/thumbs
Carmen Chan

Carmen Chan

2021-01-2901:00:30

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Carmen Chan, an editorial and commercial photographer who has taken a unique and unconventional route to the photography industry.  Carmen and Kelvin discuss why she pivoted from the taxing industry of film production, after learning how to use a point and shoot camera, to a more liberating career in photography. She sheds light on the highs and lows of pursuing a creative career, the uncertainty of the photography industry, and what keeps her motivated and dedicated to her art.  Carmen talks about her immigrant parents’ thoughts on her career path, how she transitioned from assisting in LA to working full-time in China, and what it’s like to land jobs and build a professional network in a country you just moved to. Kelvin and Carmen also share their thoughts on how race and gender have impacted their growth and their journeys in the photography industry. Curious what it’s like to be represented by an agency?Carmen shares what it’s really like to work with an agency as a photographer, when the right time to be represented by an agency is, and why she chose to work with Redeye Reps.“I think the expectation is like, “When I get an agent, I’m gonna get all these jobs,” but it’s actually the opposite. You need to be getting enough jobs, you need to be getting your own jobs, building up your portfolio, working on bigger and bigger jobs, and then bring that to an agent to prove to them what you’re able to do on your own and what you’re capable of.”                                                                                                                                                                        -   Carmen Chan Tune in to learn Carmen’s experience with imposter syndrome as a growing photographer and what she does to help relieve the feelings of imposter syndrome. About the Guest:Carmen Chan is a Los Angeles-based photographer and director who is passionate about supporting talent from underrepresented communities in art, culture, and design. Connect with Carmen Chan:Visit her website: www.carmen-chan.com Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/carmenchanHer book, Exposure: www.carmen-chan.com/books Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick  People + Resources Mentioned:Photoville: www.photoville.com Diversify Photo: www.diversify.photoColette de Barros: www.colettedebarros.com Erik Asla: www.instagram.com/erikasla Herb Ritts: www.herbritts.com Redeye Reps: www.redeyereps.com 
Douglas Sonders

Douglas Sonders

2021-02-0549:37

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Douglas Sonders, an LA-based commercial photographer, filmmaker and producer, among other creative pursuits. Douglas shares his unique experience growing up with an entrepreneurial father, hustling his way into the photography industry as a college student, and the many people who have inspired his relationship with photography throughout his career. Douglas shares how photography gave his shy, young self the confidence to go against his parents’ wishes for him to attend business school. He speaks on his photography side hustle he developed as a teenager, while noting why he decided to get a degree in advertising photography at RIT. He shares his candid thoughts on the benefits of going to photography school, touching on the most inspiring class he ever took, and whether you need to go to school to become a successful photographer. Douglas talks about the challenges of becoming and staying an artist while exploring new areas of life, along with what has helped him stick with creating art and playing with innovation. He emphasizes the importance of self-sufficiency, daring partnerships, never stopping working towards your dreams, and never living life with regret.Tune in to learn what’s next on Douglas Sonders’ ‘to achieve’ list!Connect with Douglas Sonders:Visit his website: www.sondersphotography.com Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/douglassonders The reel of Douglas’s work that Kelvin references: https://www.sondersphotography.com/Behind-The-Scenes/Montage-About-My-Work/1Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick  People + Resources Mentioned:Annie Leibovitz: www.artnet.com/artists/annie-leibovitz Mark Seliger: www.markseliger.comDenis Defibaugh: www.denisdefibaughphotography.comChad Griffith: www.chadgriffith.comMichael Turek: www.michaelturek.comSteve Giralt: www.instagram.com/stevegiraltLuke Pearsall: www.lukepearsall.comPlaton: www.platonphoto.comAbstract: The Art of Design: www.netflix.com/title/80057883 Elliot O’Donovan: www.elliottodonovan.comDavid Goggins: www.davidgoggins.comElon Musk’s biography: www.amazon.com/Elon-Musk-SpaceX-Fantastic-Future/dp/006230125X A Promised Land  by Barack Obama: https://obamabook.com/Shoe Dog by Phil Knight: www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shoe-dog-phil-knight/1123427012 
Maren Levinson

Maren Levinson

2021-02-1255:07

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Maren Levinson, Founder and Artist Representative at Redeye Representatives. Redeye is a creative agency representing contemporary photographers, illustrators and set designers to ad agencies, design firms, magazines and businesses of any size. Maren talks about the nitty gritty of what it’s like to find representation as a photographer and to be represented by a creative agency. “A lot of photographers think that they need to impress an agent, but the best place to be to get an agent is to have agents trying to impress you. You should make yourself into the kind of artist that agents are clamoring to represent.”        - Maren Levinson Maren also shares the story of her photography journey, from finding inspiration in words, pictures, and architecture as a child to exploring editorial photography and founding Redeye Representatives. She speaks on how her vision of having a gallery morphed into the creation of Redeye and what it’s like to work in and build a creative agency’s team. Then, Maren talks about what she looks for in artists, the importance of being clear on your distinct style and voice, and what it costs financially to be represented, noting the commission agencies receive from their artists’ revenues. She speaks on the effects of systemic racism on the photography industry and why Redeye strives to be of service to humanity by, for example, offering free BIPOC portfolio review.Tune in to hear powerful advice on pursuing your creative dreams and to learn which photography trends have been appearing prior to and during the pandemic.“Photograph towards your dream.”        - Maren LevinsonAbout the Guest:Maren Levinson is the Founder and Artist Representative at Redeye Representatives. Connect with Maren Levinson and Redeye:Visit their website: www.redeyereps.com Follow Redeye: www.instagram.com/redeyerepsConnect with Maren on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/maren-levinson-61b7242 Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick People + Resources Mentioned:Mother Jones: www.motherjones.com Dwell: www.dwell.com Elena Dorfman: www.elenadorfman.comPeggy Sirota: www.instagram.com/peggysirotaEast 100th Street by Bruce Davidson: www.goodreads.com/book/show/899951.East_100th_StreetWilliam Eggleston Art Foundation: www.egglestonartfoundation.org Martin Parr: www.martinparr.com Olivier Laude: www.olivierlaude.comPDN: www.pdnonline.comDiversify Photo: www.diversify.photoVideo of Maren Discussing Photography Trends: https://youtu.be/tkEttiJxJr4John Keatley: www.johnkeatley.com 
James Anthony

James Anthony

2021-02-1954:27

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes fashion, commercial, and celebrity photographer, James Anthony. James talks about the power in being fully invested in pursuing opportunities and passions, how to effectively network and confidently pitch your talent, and how he moved through low points in his life to speak his dreams into existence. He also shares the three attributes that have empowered him to become the successful entrepreneur and artist he is today.James has been chasing the hustle ever since he was a kid, dancing on the NYC subway for dollars and coins. He describes his love for theater and track, along with how his mother’s life and profession as a mortician has deeply impacted his outlook on life, surprisingly in the most positive of ways.  “Put everything you have into the things you love to do and you’ll reap those rewards.”                    -   James Anthony James then speaks on how his education in mass communications and film production fostered a safe space for experimenting with photography and how he made money and gained traction in the photography industry after moving to Atlanta post-college.Tune in to learn James’ biggest photography inspirations, the origin story of his award-winning short film, Crossroads, and the next big project he’s working on. “You can’t run from what you’re meant to do.”   - James AnthonyAbout the Guest:While living in Atlanta, James Anthony cultivated his photography skills shooting fashion spreads and cover shoots for magazines. His photographs are "clean" and alluring, which has led to his growing success in the photography and fashion/entertainment world.His works have been showcased in publications domestically as well internationally. James Anthony can usually be found traveling across the world shooting beautiful scenic locations, models, celebrities and campaigns.James Anthony is currently based in Los Angeles and travels everywhere in between for work. Connect with James Anthony:Visit his website: www.jamesanthonyphotos.com Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/iamjamesanthony #jamesshootsanddraws Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick  People + Resources Mentioned:Vibe: www.vibe.comVoyage ATL: http://voyageatl.com/interview/meet-james-anthony-james-anthony-photography-roswell/Clubhouse: www.joinclubhouse.comJerris Madison: www.jerrismadison.comCrossroads: www.imdb.com/title/tt12683044The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: www.goodreads.com/book/show/18144590-the-alchemist 
Melanie Dunea

Melanie Dunea

2021-02-2648:16

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes award-winning American photographer and author, best known for the book series My Last Supper, Melanie Dunea.Melanie sheds light on the beginning of her interest in photography and writing, as well as the evolution of her career, having grown up with a mother who owned a bookstore and a grandfather who was a newspaper editor.  She tells the story of deciding to shoot her shot at being a fabulous photojournalist in Paris before “failing” and going to college back in the states. She shares her candid thoughts on majoring in photography versus being self-taught, as well as what it felt like to realize she wasn’t going to be successful in Paris. “How I learned was knowing what I wanted and figuring out how to get there. You don’t need a fancy camera… you need to know what you want.”    -   Melanie DuneaMelanie then highlights the power of listening to people’s feedback and following your gut, while speaking on how she used the Don’t Play With Your Food series to prove her skills to herself. She reflects on some of her favorite projects and opportunities, her opinions on seeking agency representation, and how the pandemic has shifted everyone’s perspective and presence in life.“There are moments when you do need to stop and look at what is happening and see if there is room for you to grow and push… there are moments to also not push, those are hard.”   - Melanie DuneaTune in to learn the inspiration and creative process behind My Last Supper, the power in giving back, and the key to building and leveraging your network to reach your potential.Connect with Melanie Dunea:Visit her website: www.melaniedunea.com Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/melaniedunea Connect with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/melaniedunea Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/melaniedunea Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick People + Resources Mentioned:Don’t Play With Your Food: www.melaniedunea.com/subpage-of-artsMelanie Dunea’s Pandemic Diaries: www.melaniedunea.com/shop?category=The+Year+in+Photos+%7C+2020 Photographs by Annie Leibovitz: www.amazon.com/gp/product/0394725972/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_taft_p1_i5 Yousuf Karsh of Ottowa: www.karsh.org Sex by Madonna: www.goodreads.com/book/show/302236.SexRichard Avedon: www.avedonfoundation.orgIndustria: www.industrianyc.com Peggy Sirota: www.peggysirota.com Mary Ellen Mark: www.maryellenmark.com James Beard Foundation: www.jamesbeard.org 
Chris Sorensen

Chris Sorensen

2021-03-0554:59

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Chris Sorensen, self-taught photographer of faces and places. Chris wasn’t interested in photography until later in life, in fact, he worked in finance for 12 years. Listen in as he sheds light on the genesis of his creativity, beginning with a love for reading and writing, continuing with acting and modeling, and eventually leading to photography at the age of 40!Chris’s willingness to uproot himself, travel, and immerse himself in unique subcultures has certainly influenced his success as a photographer. He explains why he is drawn to portraiture the most and shares his candid thoughts on some of his greatest projects, like Fulton Street and Wife During Quarantine.“Find what you love to shoot and shoot that. Don’t shoot what other people want to see.”   - Chris SorensenTune in to learn the importance of portfolio reviews, who and what has influenced Chris’s aesthetic, and to hear words of wisdom on authentically pursuing your art. Plus, Chris offers advice on strategically entering photography competitions and talks about how entering contests has impacted his career.Connect with Chris Sorensen:Visit his website: www.chris-sorensen.com Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/_chris_sorensen Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick People + Resources Mentioned:Solve Sundsbo: www.solvesundsbo.comWalter Chin: www.ceruttiandco.com/photographers/walter-chinPhillip Toledano: http://mrtoledano.com Jake Chessum: www.jakechessum.comIn the American West: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2017/feb/25/richard-avedon-american-west-texas-in-picturesFulton Street Project: www.chris-sorensen.com/fulton-streetThe Mermaid Project: www.chris-sorensen.com/the-mermaid-projectNY Pride Project: www.thecut.com/2015/06/body-glitter-and-rainbow-eye-shadow-at-ny-pride.htmlWife During Quarantine Project: www.chris-sorensen.com/home/quarantine Strobist: https://strobist.blogspot.com/Mark Seliger: www.markseliger.com Dan Winters: www.danwintersphoto.comAmerican Photography: www.ai-ap.comCommunication Arts Photo Annual: www.commarts.com/competition/2021-photography Lens Culture: www.lensculture.comSony Awards: www.rewards.sony.com International Photography Awards: www.photoawards.com Kareem Black:
Manny Roman

Manny Roman

2021-03-1256:36

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes self-taught, New York-based portrait photographer, Manny Roman. Manny is a storyteller of women and he’s here to talk about the power in knowing your worth and nurturing your network of relationships in the photography industry, as well as the immense joy that women bring to his work.“I always remind everyone I speak with that our origin is of a woman and we need to always remember to celebrate them in every which way or form. My way is through the lens.” - Manny RomanManny describes how he became fascinated with the essence of women and beauty at a very young age and how he broke into the photography industry through a modeling agency. He shares insight into what it’s like to break into the London fashion photography scene, how his time in London helped him understand his worth, and how he handles resistance in his career while respectfully maintaining professional boundaries.Manny speaks wise words on the role Peter Lindbergh had in inspiring his success as a photographer, the ways in which Manny celebrates and shows reverence to women, and how he produces more than just a pretty image. Tune in to learn how he started building relationships with the models of America’s Next Top Model, ways the photography industry can manipulate you, and Manny’s perspective on agency representation as a former agent himself.About the Guest:Manny Roman is a portrait photographer based in New York. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, L'Officiel, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, and Numéro.Connect with Manny Roman:Visit his website: https://bymannyroman.pixieset.com Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/bymannyroman Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick People + Resources Mentioned:Michele Pommier: www.michelepommier.comPeter Lindbergh: www.peterlindbergh.foundation Bruce Weber: www.bruceweber.comAntoine Verglas: www.antoineverglas.com Riccardo Tinelli: www.instagram.com/riccardotinelliofficial Aldo Fallai: www.instagram.com/aldofallaiHelmut Newton: www.helmut-newton-foundation.org/en/helmut-newton Herb Ritts: www.herbritts.comChris von Wangenheim: www.instagram.com/cvwangenheimofficialGrazia: www.graziamagazine.com/usPremier Model Management: www.premiermodelmanagement.com Annie Leibovitz: www.instagram.com/annieleibovitz Pirelli Calendar: https://pirellicalendar.pirelli.com/en/homeDani Evans: www.instagram.com/p/B5qtNKxFuj-/ 
Stephanie Diani

Stephanie Diani

2021-03-1901:09:18

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes editorial and commercial photographer and director, Stephanie Diani. Stephanie has overcome so much in her career and in her life as a female artist and she’s here to talk about it all.   Stephanie speaks on how her creativity has evolved since her childhood, when her love of photography was sparked by an interest in her brother’s camera. Having been raised by strict and sheltering parents, yet always desiring to travel and explore, Stephanie tells the tumultuous story of why she ended up getting a college degree in classical archaeology and her experience with anxiety and panic attacks.  She details how she stubbornly chased success in the photography industry, despite being shot down several times, and speaks on how she’s able to stay determined while battling self-doubt, validation, and criticism. Through it all, she’s truly developed more faith in herself, her unique viewpoint, and her craftsmanship. “If I can make a photo that has that ability to make somebody stop and take a look… that’s a huge success to me.”  - Stephanie DianiTune in to learn Stephanie’s candid thoughts on keeping up with rapidly changing trends and fads, especially on social media, how she launched and grew a freelance photography career after moving to NYC, and the projects that keep her creative fire burning. Plus, find out what she’s working on creating this year!About the Guest:Stephanie Diani is a New York-based photographer who makes portraits of A-list celebrities and others for a cool group of discerning editors, art buyers and creative directors. She uses cinematic light and shadow to capture the subtle nuances of her subjects in moments of contemplation, humor or playfulness. Connect with Stephanie Diani:Visit Her website: www.stephaniediani.comFollow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/stephaniedianiphoto  Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick  People + Resources Mentioned:Riders Share: www.riders-share.com/welcome/kelvinb+pzk5x Twisted Road: https://www.twistedroad.com/ref/X7ZPVNote: I do receive referral credits when the links above are used to reserve a bike.Listen to the episode with Kareem Black: www.buzzsprout.com/1533748/7530406 An Inner Silence: The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson: www.goodreads.com/book/show/72333.An_Inner_SilenceFromex: www.fromex.comRichard Avedon: www.avedonfoundation.org/the-work Irving Penn: www.irvingpenn.org Backstage Magazine: www.backstage.com/magazine Faces: www.stephaniediani.com/Galleries/Faces/1/thumbs David Roper: www.stephaniediani.com/Galleries/Motion/1/thumbs 
John Keatley

John Keatley

2021-03-2601:03:54

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes John Keatley, an American photographer known for his conceptual fine art and commercial advertising work. John’s interest in creativity began at a very young age. Listen in as he reflects on how his love for photography grew into a successful and impressive career. John shares the weird conversation he had with the manager of a photo printing store about his photos and how he took her kind affirmations and ran with them. He talks about how he got his first clients while still in college, how he landed his first celebrity clients, and how his entrepreneurial spirit has evolved throughout his life.Tune in to learn what it was like to photograph the legend herself, Annie Leibovitz, and to gain insight into his relatable experience with imposter syndrome as a freelance artist. Plus, he speaks on the impacts of therapy, teaching, and his intuition in understanding and refining who he is and what his work represents.“To be genuine is hard to define but I feel what is genuine when I see it.”                                                                                                                                                                      -   John KeatleyConnect with John Keatley:Visit his website: www.johnkeatley.com Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/johnkeatley  Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick People + Resources Mentioned:Chris Buck: www.chrisbuck.com Peter Yang: www.peteryang.com Annie Leibovitz: www.instagram.com/annieleibovitz Portrait referenced of Annie Leibovitz: www.instagram.com/p/BYWaFDLhj4a Maren Levinson: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1533748/7810657-maren-levinsonRedeye Reps: www.redeyereps.com Gregg Kreutz: www.greggkreutz.com/gallery 
Michael Tighe

Michael Tighe

2021-04-0201:39:14

Trigger warning: This episode does include discussion on sexual abuse and drug addiction.On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Michael Tighe, a portrait photographer and actor based in Los Angeles. Listen in as he tells the story of his quick rise to success, his coming back to photography after recovering from drug addiction, and his transition into acting.Michael shares how he learned the basics of developing photographs at a young age, sparking a curiosity that has lasted his whole life. He details why he decided to leave the School of Visual Arts, what drove him to make a living as a photographer, and his experience studying with Philippe Halsman, Richard Avedon, and Arnold Newman. Michael describes how he developed his own unique style as a photographer and how he got connected with celebrities, like Andy Warhol, to photograph them, sharing jaw-dropping stories of being a young, talented artist in a sea of ego-driven fame. Tune in to gain insight into Michael’s experience overcoming drug addiction and homelessness, relapsing, and what caused him to stop doing photography for a living. Plus, he talks about his recent experimentation with acting, why he has become an actor later in life, and the status of his one-man show.Connect with Michael Tighe:Visit his website: www.michaeltighe.website Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick People + Resources Mentioned:Richard Avedon: www.avedonfoundation.org Henri Cartier-Bresson: www.henricartierbresson.org Robert Frank: www.icp.org/browse/archive/constituents/robert-frankSchool of Visual Arts: www.sva.edu Philippe Halsman: www.philippehalsman.com Magnum Photos: www.magnumphotos.com Arnold Newman: www.arnoldnewman.comYousuf Karsh: www.karsh.org Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon: www.austinkleon.com/steal Celebrity Service: www.celebrityservice.com George Hurrell: https://georgehurrell.com/George Platt Lynes: www.howardgreenberg.com/artists/george-platt-lynes/featured-works Andy Warhol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_WarholBianca Jagger: https://www.crfashionbook.com/celebrity/g27042168/bianca-jaggers-secret-moments/Raging Bull film: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081398/Francesco Scavullo: www.artnet.com/artists/francesco-scavullo The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron: www.juliacameronlive.com/the-artists-way 
On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin takes a moment to pause and reflect over lessons learned since the podcast launched. He identified five characteristics that each of his guests have shared that have aided in their success as photographers.Kelvin shares a few examples from select episodes to highlight the five characteristics at play and even shares an example or two of how they have impacted his career.Tune in to learn exactly what these characteristics are and how they can be used with positive effect!Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick 
Season Two Trailer

Season Two Trailer

2021-05-0201:22

Season Two of the What Makes You Click Podcast is launching on May 28th 2021 so stay tuned for more great conversations with Kelvin Bulluck and his guests!Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick 
Trevor Godinho

Trevor Godinho

2021-05-2801:38:29

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Trevor Godinho, an artist and photographer born in the Middle East and raised in Toronto, Canada. Listen in as he sheds light on how he pursued his artistic dreams, traveled the world, and networked his way to success and recognition. He offers wise words of advice on strategically following your passion and transitioning to being a full-time creator, as well as managing your finances and your business as a growing photographer. You’ll gain insight into how Trevor’s childhood neighborhood and the environment he grew up in inspired his artwork, why he’s drawn to incorporate dark elements into his art, and what it was like to be raised and supported by immigrant parents. He highlights why creative expression is a powerful way to embrace mental health, as well as his candid thoughts on fear, being a minimalist photographer, and dealing with loneliness and depression as a creative. About the Guest:With a career spanning more than a decade, Trevor Godinho is an internationally recognized artist and published photographer, his work gracing the pages of Vogue Italia, Elle Canada, Men’s Health Australia, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Playboy France & USA, FHM France & India, and much more; putting him and his camera in front of notable personalities and Hollywood’s leading men and women. Connect with Trevor Godinho:Visit his website: www.trevorgodinho.com  Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick People + Resources Mentioned:Caravaggio: www.caravaggio.org Patrick Demarchelier: www.artnet.com/artists/patrick-demarchelier Marco Glaviano: http://www.marcoglaviano.com/ Mario Testino: www.mariotestino.com Peter Lindbergh: http://peterlindbergh.obys.agency Maxim Magazine: www.maxim.com Richard Avedon: www.avedonfoundation.org Elinchrom: https://www.elinchrom.com/Sweat the Technique by Rakim: www.goodreads.com/book/show/42800500-sweat-the-technique Raw by Lamont U-God Hawkins: www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/36341538-raw Platon: www.platonphoto.com The Third Door by Alex Banayan: www.thirddoorbook.com A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders: www.georgesaundersbooks.com/books/a-swim-in-a-pond-in-the-rain-hc Model Mayhem: www.modelmayhem.com Herb Ritts: www.herbritts.comAlbert Watson: www.albertwatson.net Robert Mapplethorpe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mapplethorpe
Derek Reed

Derek Reed

2021-06-0401:15:00

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Derek Reed, a commercial photographer, video director, and photo editor based in New York City. Listen in as Derek tells the story of how he got his first solo show and sold his first prints as a senior in college in Louisiana, what it’s really like to be a photo editor, and how he was able to pursue photography and develop a successful career as a photographer in New York City. You’ll gain insight into how Derek was introduced to photography as a child, noting some of the incredible family photos his grandfather shot in the 50s, as well as how he branched out and found inspiration for his photography while growing up in a military base. Derek talks about one of the most successful sets he’s ever done, which happens to be his first celebrity shoot, then shares powerful pieces of advice for aspiring photographers and photo editors. Plus, he shares the awe-some stories of photographing Alan Rickman and DMX before they passed. About the Guest:Derek is a commercial photographer, video director, and photo editor based in New York City. Working with some of the best known actors and models in both the fashion and entertainment industries.  Connect with Derek Reed:Visit his website: www.derekreed.comFollow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/dereklreed Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.comFollow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcastConnect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick People + Resources Mentioned:The Luupe’s website: www.theluupe.comJohn Ellis: www.instagram.com/john___ellis/ Tracey Woods: www.traceywoods.com/about-1 Jim Henson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_HensonGordon Parks: www.gordonparksfoundation.org The Black Archives: www.instagram.com/blackarchives.coSeparate, But Equal by Henry Clay Anderson: www.amazon.com/Separate-But-Equal-Mississippi-Photographs/dp/1586480928/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3HUDTZX6EM6RP&dchild=1&keywords=separate+but+equal&qid=1622827596&s=books&sprefix=Separate+but+equal%2Caps%2C154&sr=1-4Peter Lindbergh: http://peterlindbergh.obys.agencyRobert Mapplethorpe: www.mapplethorpe.org Herb Ritts: www.herbritts.com Photoplus: www.photoplusexpo.com Richard Avedon: www.avedonfoundation.org 
Macey J. Foronda

Macey J. Foronda

2021-06-1158:56

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Macey J. Foronda, an editorial and commercial photographer based in New York and Los Angeles. Listen in as she talks about what it was like to be raised in the Midwest by an artistic family of traveling musical theater actors, as well as her experience moving to Brooklyn to pursue photography as a young adult. Macey sheds light on the power of knowing what you want to pursue in life, taking risks, being playful, and asking for what you really want, like a job title change.You’ll gain insight into the photography portfolio Macey submitted to Pratt Institute, how body image has inspired her artwork, and the photographers and styles that have impacted her photography over the years. She also talks about how she decided curation wasn’t her ideal career, what she learned from interning at Rolling Stone Magazine and working at Buzzfeed, and the project she’s currently working on through Art of Freelance. Plus, she shares her candid thoughts on what the deal with the citrus is (if you know, you know)! About the Guest:Macey is an editorial and commercial photographer working in LA + NY. She was raised in the Midwest by a family of traveling musical theater actors. Connect with Macey J. Foronda:Visit his website: www.maceyjforonda.com Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/maceyjforonda  Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick  People + Resources Mentioned:Derek Reed: www.derekreed.com John Ellis: www.instagram.com/john___ellis/ Trevor Godinho: www.trevorgodinho.comDiane Arbus: www.artnet.com/artists/diane-arbus Cindy Sherman: www.moma.org/artists/5392 Francesca Woodman: www.artnet.com/artists/francesca-woodman Art of Freelance: www.artoffreelance.com 
Dana Kinlaw

Dana Kinlaw

2021-07-0201:06:02

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Dana Kinlaw, an award-winning Art Director with over 13+ years of experience in the entertainment industry, specializing in motion graphics VFX and photography. Dana breaks down what an art director does and how they work with photographers to create stunning images and videos. He also speaks on why he’s taking the leap and pursuing his ultimate entrepreneurial vision for his photography and art directing career.  You’ll gain insight into Dana’s childhood and what shaped him into a hardworking creative, as well as how he started expressing himself through art as a kid. He sheds light on how photography has been a huge part of his family’s history, what it was like to discover graphic design on an old-school computer, and why he took photography classes in community college. Dana then talks about what it was like to work and develop his skills as a staff designer for Comedy Central and his transition from staff designer to art director, landing a leading role rebranding BET Networks. Plus, he talks about what it means to “shoot for the gallery” and his candid thoughts when someone says people of color are “hard to shoot”. About the Guest:Dana got his start as a freelance motion designer, then became a staff designer with Comedy Central. After five incredible years, Dana moved on to BET Networks to play a leading role in its on-air creative rebrand. In 2012, he was promoted to Art Director and has since overseen the various promo campaigns, pitches, and tent poles including the network Upfront, BET Awards, Hip Hop Awards and record-breaking original programming. He's still hands-on, continually sharpening his eye for design, animation, and composition while capturing the world through his photography. Connect with Dana Kinlaw:Visit his website: www.danakinlaw.com Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/Dana_Kinlaw  Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick  People + Resources Mentioned:American Photography Competition: https://www.ai-ap.com/about/Chris Sorensen Episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1533748/8071873Melanie Dunea Episode: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1533748/8032640Maurice Marable: www.instagram.com/mothedirector Boomerang on BET: www.instagram.com/p/Bs1C7MwAXoP & www.instagram.com/p/B9HsycXJayo Erik Umphery: www.erikumphery.com Episode with Kareem Black: www.buzzsprout.com/1533748/7530406 Episode with Derek Reed: www.buzzsprout.com/1533748/8645321-derek-reed Joshua Kissi: www.instagram.com/joshuakissi Albert Watson: www.albertwatson.net 
Maciek Jasik

Maciek Jasik

2021-08-0601:09:45

On this episode of What Makes You Click, Kelvin welcomes Maciek Jasik, an award-winning photographer based in NYC and LA that critiques Western society’s relationship with nature and identity. Maciek and Kelvin have a very grounded discussion speaking on the personal experiences and psychology that is often behind photography and other forms of artistic expression, noting Maciek’s opinion on the most important aspect of creating art. You’ll gain insight into Maciek’s Polish upbringing, the forming of his identity while integrating with American society, and the mindset of an immigrant that inspires a powerful work ethic. He sheds light on how his love for political science and art converged early in his life, how his time spent living in Japan inspired his photography, and the overwhelm and FOMO that exists in being a professional photographer. Maciek even shares the most important lessons he’s learned from shooting portraits, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and other notable figures. About the Guest:Maciek Jasik is a photographer based in NYC/LA, critiquing Western society's relationship with Nature and exploring ideas of identity, representation and the self while employing color and distortion to re-imagine accepted norms. Connect with Maciek Jasik:Visit his website: www.maciekjasik.com Follow him on Instagram: www.instagram.com/maciekjasik  Connect with What Makes You Click:Visit our website: www.whatmakesyouclick.com Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/whatmakesyouclickpodcast Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/whatmakesyouclick  People + Resources Mentioned:Gary Winogrand: www.fraenkelgallery.com/artists/garry-winogrand Alex Webb: www.webbnorriswebb.co Daniel Arnold: www.daniel-arnold.org Nobuyoshi Araki: https://ocula.com/artists/nobuyoshi-araki/Gregory Crewdson: www.gagosian.com/artists/gregory-crewdsonPhilip-Lorca diCorcia: www.artnet.com/artists/philip-lorca-dicorcia Watch Nomadland on Hulu: www.hulu.com/nomadland-movieFrancis Bacon: www.francis-bacon.com Deeply-Ordered Chaos: www.maciekjasik.com/Deeply-Ordered-Chaos 
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