Podcast: Joe McNally Recounts the Freelance Life in “The Real Deal”
During COVID with little work to be had, Joe McNally hunkered down to write a book that’s part memoir, part business instruction, and part technical manual entitled “The Real Deal: Field Notes from the Life of a Working Photographer.” After a four decade long freelance career, Joe brings a refreshingly candid point-of-view along with an entertaining writing style. In this episode of Vision Slightly Blurred, Sarah and Allen discuss the book and Allen’s interview with Joe.
Also: AI Engineer Rashed Haq pushes the definition of “photograph” in Wired, Dimitry Kokh captures a family of polar bears at an abandoned weather station, Miami University sets up an automated photo booth in its career center, and surf photographers capture the massive waves of winter.
We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:
- Joe McNally Dishes “The Real Deal”
- Are You Sure You Know What a Photograph Is? (via Wired)
- Richard Mosse’s “Heat Maps”
- Robert Dash’s electron microscope composites
- Photographer Finds Polar Bears That Took Over Abandoned Buildings (via Petapixel)
- Miami University set up a “professional headshot booth” in their career center
- HBO’s 100 Foot Wave
- Nazare: Exclusive Highlight Reel + Gallery (via Surfline)
- January 22nd: Hawaii XL (via Surfline)
- @fishbowldiaries’ photo of Kai Lenny at Pe’ahi
Cover image by Joe McNally