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In conjunction with his one man show at 516 Arts, I sit down for a great talk with local Albuquerque photographer Nathaniel Paolinelli. Links:Nathaniel's websiteNathaniel on Instagram516 Arts Exhibition Link
A lively discussion about the life and art of pioneering gay photographer and filmmaker, Jim Bidgood. I talk with Jim's friend and estate executor Kelly McKaig about this unique man and his groundbreaking artistic life. I also include some personal memories of my time working with Jim in the early '00s.LINKS:The Photos We Discussed on the Episode (open for reference of discussion!)Jim Bidgood's work at ClampArt Gallery websiteAperture article about Jim BidgoodJim's NYT ObituaryA Nice Overview of Jim and his life (via
Recorded on the side of the highway, this episode discusses the  patience required to create long-term photography projects. Sometimes the best things come to those who wait. Consider it a "ride along" as I head down the interstate, cameras at my side. Grass, gas, or Tri-X, nobody rides for free!Links:Saguaro National ParkCenter for Creative Photography, TucsonEtherton Gallery
This episode, I talk with Joan Liftin, who has had an illustrious career in photography. Besides being a photographer with three monographs under her belt, Joan spent may years as a teacher at the ICP and a photo editor at the esteemed Magnum Photos. Plus, she was married for many years to photographer Charles Harbutt. I really enjoyed this conversation, I hope you do, too.Joan Liftin's websiteJoan at the ICPCharles Harbutt at ArtnetMagnum Photos
The next installment of a (sporadically) ongoing series, where I discuss one specific photograph in detail. This episode, we look at "Bubblegum" by photographer Mark Cohen."Bubblegum" the photo discussed in the episodeMore work by Mark CohenFrame: a book by Mark CohenMark Cohen video (shooting on the street)Bruce Gilden video
Creative Envy

Creative Envy


Join me for an interview with Ward Andrews, a creative thinker, teacher and consultant. We discuss the challenges of dealing with envy in your creative practice, along with ways to shift your thinking and perspective to avoid the toxic traps that envy can produce. More about Ward BlogDrawbackwardsWard's blog post about Creative EnvySensoria ProjectWard Andrews InstagramWard's Twitter
Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama


A discussion about the master Japanese photographer, Daido Moriyama. His life in photography... the good, the bad and the blurry... but mostly the good.Daido Moriyama websiteProvoke article in Aperture MagazineStray Dog photoBye Bye Photography  and here, too
New Direction

New Direction


Trying to expand my listener base by giving the people what they want!Leica CamerasLensbaby LensesBokeh Explained
An interview with Albuquerque, NM based photojournalist and teacher Roberto Rosales. We discuss the challenges of maintaining a strong moral compass while doing photojournalistic work in dangerous, highly charged situations, how Roberto uses empathy to do his job, deciding when (and when not) to press the shutter button and much more!Links:Roberto Rosales' websiteRoberto's InstagramRoberto's work in the Albuquerque Journal
A deep dive exploration of a hauntingly beautiful image by Sally Mann. This episode is part of an ongoing series where Nick Tauro Jr. devotes (at least) 1000 words to one specific photograph.Links:"The Black Eye" photographSally Mann"Hold Still" bookJulia Margaret CameronPost Mortem Photography
Daniel Milnor and Me

Daniel Milnor and Me


A re-edit, re-visit to an interview that I did as a guest of Daniel Milnor on his "Dispatches" podcast. This is a pared down version, from Dan's original recording, but there's still plenty of good, deep photo conversation to enjoy!Links:Daniel's websiteDaniel's YouTube channelWerner HerzogFabio Miguel Roque
Explore the good, the bad and the ugly along "The Mother Road," Route 66. Not too many kicks to discuss, sorry to say. Featuring a closer look at the work of Pulitzer Prize winning photographer,  Edward Keating.Route 66 song: Chuck BerryRoute 66 song: Depeche ModeThe Grapes of WrathEdward Keating



 This week, Nick Tauro Jr. will present a 100% improvised episode ...about improvisation! We will explore the value of incorporating improv into your life, and saying "yes" to the world through your creative practice, especially through your photography.Links:What is Improv?Santa Fe Improv (where I study and perform)Henry Wessel Jr.Lomography 
Thoughts On Beauty

Thoughts On Beauty


What is beauty and what is ugliness? Can you have one without the other? These are the questions that are explored in this episode, with an emphasis on photography, of course. Works discussed:Caravaggio: Salome and the Head of John The BaptistGoya: Saturn Devouring His SonAnsel AdamsMathew BradyLarry Clark: TulsaCindy ShermanRobert Mapplethorpe
In this episode, Nick Tauro Jr. discusses the book "In The American West" by Richard Avedon and focusses on one particular portrait, that of Carl Hoefert, an unemployed blackjack dealer.Links:Carl Hoefert photographAmon Carter Museum: Avedon Collection
Warning: NSFW contentThis episode explores the complicated confluence of sex and photography in Japan. Through the discussion of the work of Nobuyoshi Araki and Yurie Nagashima.Links to work discussed:Araki at The Museum of SexThe Beauty and Toxicity of ArakiAraki: Sentimental JourneyAperture essay on Yurie NagashimaNagashima in the British Journal of PhotographyArakimentari
In this episode, Nick Tauro Jr. discussed the uncovered work of a series of photographers who either eschewed fame or never received it in their lifetime. The spotlight gets placed on Vivian Maier, Eugene Atget, "The Mexican Suitcase" and Mike Disfarmer. Links:Vivian MaierEugene AtgetThe Mexican SuitcaseDisfarmerR.E.D. shirts! Shirts! Yes, shirts!Right Eye Dominant website
The state of New Mexico, in the high desert of the southwestern United States, has always been a breeding ground for creativity. This, of course, extends into the medium of photography. I'll discuss some images and artists that helped shape my own perspective of my adopted home state. Links of work discussed in episode:Georgia O'KeeffeAnsel AdamsGarry Winogrand photoLee Friedlander photoRobert Frank highway photoRobert Frank Gallup photoJoel Peter WitkinThomas Barrow: CancellationsDanny LyonVisit my website:
Why People Photograph

Why People Photograph


Finding validation and consolation in the words of photographer Robert Adams. Links:"Why People Photograph." published by Aperture. Robert Adams photographs at MoMaNew Topographics information
Suspicious Devices

Suspicious Devices


When is a camera considered dangerous? When is a photographer seen as a threat? Using a recent news story as a departure point, I discuss the lines that often get blurred when a photographer works in public.As always, you can find more information about this podcast at: Gilden at work (video)Mark Cohen at work (video)Gary Winogrand samples (video)
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