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What Makes You Click with Kelvin Bulluck

Author: Kelvin Bulluck

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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 ...
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...
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, a...
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 again...
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 impr...
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 ch...
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...
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 uni...
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...
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 ex...
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 a...
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 laste...
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 ...
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. Yo...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, t...
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