3. PHOTOGRAPHER + DIRECTOR, EMBRY RUCKER
RUCKER KNOWS WHAT'S UP IN THE WORLD OF COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY.
Rucker is a professional photographer shooting commercially for some of the biggest brands in the world: Nike, Sony, Nokia, Target, Billabong, Volvo, Reebok, Oakley, LL Bean, Google, Adidas, The North Face, Harley Davidson and many others.
In this conversation, we talk about Rucker's path from his time in Bend, OR shooting snowboarding for TransWorld magazine to his current work with some of the biggest brands in the world. Rucker serves up actionable information with authenticity and the casual contentment of someone who loves the craft that he has mastered. We also talk about his role as a father and what that means to him.
Here's a link to the episode on Sound Cloud:
Alternately, you can find the episode on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ep3-photographer-+-director/id1087183044?i=367652856&mt=2
We tried to get Embry to brag about his work in this interview. That said, we just couldn't get any self-promotion out of him. Rucker won't come right out and tell you about the time shot Manny Pacquiao for Nike or Laird Hamilton in Hawaii. But he does make it clear that he sees himself as a creative problem solver who enjoys the collaborative and artistic nature of his craft. We can all learn something from his approach.
If you ever dreamt of working as a professional photographer, there is a metric shit-ton of useful information for you in this episode.
How much is a metric shit-ton? We have no idea. But we're pretty sure it's a lot of actionable information for any of you looking to crack into the world of professional photography.
Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the talk and learn something useful.
Now let's get to it.....
PS - HERE ARE A COUPLE OF FUN IMAGES FROM EMBRY'S ARCHIVE: