I’m been a big fan of the “Inspired Eye” magazine and podcast, and even more so of the individual blogs written by its creators, Oliver Duong and Don Springer aka Streetshooter. It’s no easy task creating new and compelling content on a regular basis and they both do it consistently.
The Inspired Eye guys are an interesting team. Oliver is a young Haitian-French-Vietnamese freelance photographer and graphic designer living in Florida and Don is a Vietnam veteran and street photographer from Philadelphia. Although they couldn’t be more different, their chemistry works.
Together they produce Inspired Eye a fantastic magazine about photographers and their work. Each week they take a short time to converse on their podcast by the same name about their thoughts on photography. Since they’re both avid street photographers, much of their talk revolves around it.
Both are prolific bloggers who approach blogging in their own unique ways. Through their blogs, you not only get to see their work, but you also get to know them, what makes them tick, how they work and why they do what they do.
We are routinely overwhelmed by ‘firehose’ blogs and websites full of content designed to capture and keep our attention for underlying commercial purposes. These guys are different. They use the medium to tell their own unique stories and take us along for the ride. In the process, we learn how to be better, more mindful photographers. Both deserve your time and attention (and your RSS feed in you’re so inclined).
Both of them speak (and shoot) from the heart during the interview, in their blogs and on their podcast. On a personal note, I have learned some important lessons from following their work. Listen to the interview and hear them say it for themselves.
Listen to the interview in the December edition of Street Photography Magazine