Google Hangout with photographer, Bruce Smith


Our second Google+ Hangout featured a conversation with fashion/fine art photographer, Bruce Smith. It revoles around a collection of his best and favorite work over the span of his thirty plus year career. 

You can find out more about Bruce Smith's work by visiting his website or purchasing his book thru Blurb. 

You can also listen to his first and second Candid Frame interviews. 

We are envisioning this videos as an extension of the show, which provides us the opportunity share not only our conversation with photographers but also their images. If you like what you see please subscribe to the YouTube channel to be automatically updated on all new releases. 


The Candid Frame #158 - Aline Smithson


Aline Smithson is a fine-art photographer whose work has been exhibited widely in exhibitions in venues such as the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Lishui Festival in China and the Tagomago in Barcelona and Paris. Her images have also been published in PDN (Photo District News), Communication Arts Photo Annual, Lenswork Extended and Silvershotz magazines.

In 2012, Aline received the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. Aline founded and writes the blogzine, Lenscratch, that celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day and offers opportunity for exhibition. You can learn more about Aline and her work by visiting her website.

Aline Smithson recommends the work of Angela Bacon-Kidwell.



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The Candid Frame #141 - Lauri Lyons



Lauri Lyons is  a photographer who's photographic range has enabled her to shoot celebrity portraits, ad campaigns and documentaries. She has worked in Africa, Australia, Brazil, Europe, Mexico and the United States. Her photographs have appeared in such publications as The London Observer, Stern, The Fader and Art Forum. She is the first Black woman to shoot the cover of Fortune magazine.
Lauri is the author of two acclaimed books; Flag:An American Story (2001) and Flag International (2008). She was the commissioned portrait photographer for the book INSPIRATION: Portraits of Black Women Changing Our World (2012).
Lauri is the Publisher & Editor in Chief of the online publication Nomads Magazine. She is also a contributing writer for The Huffington Post and her essays have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal.com and U.S.A Today.com. You can find out more about Lauri and his work by visiting her website
Lauri Lyons  recommends the work of Ernesto Bazan.

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The Candid Frame #117 - Alia Malley



Alia Malley is a fine-art photographer who's landscapes of Southern California reveal a different aspect of the City of Angels than is popularized in television and film. Her photographs capture the natural scenes that exist in the midst of urban sprawl, and make connections not only to the city's current populace but also to the people of the recent and the distant past who have called SoCal home. Her recent effort to publish a book of her series of images entitled "A Cavalier in Sight of a Village" resulted in a very successful attempt  of crowd-funding using Kickstarter. You can discover more of her work by visiting her website and her Kickstarter page.

Alia Malley recommends the work of Todd Hido.

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The Candid Frame #94 - Moshe and Eddie Brakha



Moshe & Eddie Brakha are a father and son team that bring two generations of experience and passion to their commercial and fine-art work. Moshe birthed his career documenting the punk movement beginning in the seventies and Eddie is in the midst of his own blossoming career as both a photographer and filmmaker. Their duo provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the importance of collaboration in photography. You can discover more of their work by visiting their website.

Moshe Brakha recommends the work of Alexander Rodchenko.

Eddie Brakha recommends the work of Guy Bourdin.

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The Candid Frame #82 - Lynn Goldsmith


Lynn Goldsmith is a legendary portrait, commercial and fine-art photographer who has photographed many of the great entertainers of film, television and music including Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Patti Smith and Miles Davis, just to name a few. Her photographs have appeared on the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, People, and more. She has also created a body of fine-art photography which includes a remarkable series of self-portraits. You can discover more of her work by visiting her website.

Lynn Goldsmith recommends the work of Elliot Erwitt.

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The Candid Frame #79 - Lou Jones


Lou Jones is a versatile and prolific photographer who has used has passion for photography to capture sports figures, musicians, celebrities, politicians, CEOs and just everyday folk. His work can be said to fit any variety of photographic genres including photojournalism, portraiture, advertising, fine-art and more, which speaks not only to his skills as a photographer, but also his ability take a technical process and transform it into something beautiful and impactful. His personal projects including a documentary project on Death Row have helped establish him as one of the distinctive voices in photography today. He is also author of the recent instructional book, Speedlights and Speedlights: Creative Flash Photography at the Speed of Light. You can discover more of his work by visiting his website or following his blog.

Lou Jones recommends the work of Sebastião Salgado.

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The Candid Frame #69 - Miriam Romais


Miriam Romais is the executive director of En Foco, a non profit organization that supports contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of Latino, African, Asian and Native American descent. It was started 35 years ago in the Bronx by a group of Puerto Rican photographers to serve as as outlet for work that was being too easily overlooked by mainstream art world.

As well as her work with En Foco, Miriam is also a photographer and curator. Her own work has been published and exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout the country. Some of her work has focused on her other passion, motorcycling. You can view her work by visiting her website.

Miriam Romais recommend the work of Alejandro Chaskielberg.

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The Candid Frame #61 - Paul Giguere


Paul Giguere is a fine-art photographer and host of his own podcast, Thoughts on Photography with Paul Giguere. Whether he turns his camera to focus on life in the subways or to nudes, he explores a way of seeing that expresses something very personal. His show also expresses that personal aesthetic and provides an important resource for anyone interested in discovering a public outlet for their work. You can discover more about Paul's work by visiting his website or his podcast.

Paul Giguere recommends the work of Horishi Watanabe.

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