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Ibarionex Perello, host of The Candid Frame Photography podcast, has been a fixture on the photography podcasting scene almost since the beginning of podcasting itself. During this time he has published 432 episodes (and counting) of the show. It also happens to be my personal favorite photography podcast.
Over the years Ibarionex has interviewed hundreds photographers from around the world including many of the most famous. They include Jay Maisel, Joel Meyerowitz, Sam Abell, William Albert Allard, Pete Turner, Lynn Goldsmith and many others.
Beyond the podcast Ibarionex is a writer, educator and darn fine street photographer (see a selection of his photos below). He’s the author of 6 books including Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography Using Available Light ( a must-have on any bookshelf) and his upcoming Making Photographs: Developing a Personal Visual Workflow scheduled for publication in December.
Update: Ibarionex just published a new eBook titled Lessons From the Street which is available on his website. In this book he shares the mistakes he made and misconceptions he had during his own street photography journey and how he overcame them to become a better photographer.
As an educator he hold hands-on workshops several time each year in various locations around the world. His next workshop will be in Miami December 6 and 7, 2018 during the Miami Street Photography Festival.
While The Candid Frame is a major influence in the world of photography, one episode from 2013 was the tipping point that propelled me to create Street Photography Magazine.
In January 2013 I began dabbling in the world of digital publishing on what was then the Apple Newsstand. I Purchased a license to a digital publishing platform and planned use it to create a magazine about street photography.
As the launch date drew near I began to doubt myself. I became a victim of the imposter syndrome by thinking “who the heck am I to do this?” After all I had so much to learn about street photography myself. The paralysis bogged me down and the project languished.
Then one Saturday in March I listened to The Candid Frame #178 – Lessons Learned. This episode was different from the others because Ibarionex delivered a monologue sharing his own personal experience with the exact same issues that I was struggling with. Then he outlined the lessons the learned through his interviews with countless creatives that helped him overcome his own self-imposed obstacles.
It was so refreshing to learn that I was not alone and that even someone as talented as Ibarionex had to deal with the same issues. I decided then and there that I wasn’t going to let my own fears hold me back and moved forward with the magazine. Had I not listened to that show I would have continued to delay my decision and missed out on the amazing opportunities and friends I’ve gained through this magazine.
That was over 5 years ago and I haven’t regretted it. I’ve recommend that episode to dozens of friends and colleagues (even non-photographers) and have listened to it several times since. In fact I listened to it again this week.
When the student is ready, the teacher appears.
It’s amazing how one small effort by one person can make a huge difference for so many people that they’ve never met. This single episode speaks to the courage it takes to step outside your comfort zone and take a chance. For me it was a tipping point that led to the creation of this magazine. What was a chance to for you?
Since then I wanted to thank Ibarionex personally for making a big difference in my life. But once again I put it off…for over 5 years. Finally I reached out and this month’s feature is a direct result of taking that step.
My Favorite Episodes
With an archive of over 400 episodes, it’s almost overwhelming to know where to start. Take your pick, you can’t go wrong. But I’m providing a list of my top 5 episodes in case you need a place to start.
- Joel Meyerowitz – March 2018
- William Albert Allard – April 2018
- Sam Abell – December 2013
- David Valera – June 2017
- Lessons Learned – March 2013
A Valuable Photography Resource
It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of photography information available on the web. That’s why it is so helpful to have a resource that is curated by someone who understands you, the street photographer.
The Candid Frame Podcast link on Ibarionexs’ website contains much more than a listing of his latest podcast posts. It also includes regular video discussions of images posted in the the TCF Flickr Pool (which are always very instructive), gear reviews, resource recommendations, and highly informative blog posts. Don’t miss it.
The Candid Frame Apps
We’ve been publishing the magazine through dedicated apps since the beginning which is why I’m so impressed with the apps Ibarionex created to serve his content. Both are very well done, so be sure to give it one try. Here’s the links.
barionex had a lot to say about his experience interviewing photographers, teaching others and his own street work. Click the audio link below to listen: