Winter 2016 reDefine Show Episodes with Jesse Kalisher, Heather Evans Smith, and Sara Harris
This new year has brought us some great new reDefine Show episodes! You can watch them below or on the AdoramaTV page. First, I spoke with friend and fellow Portrait Photographer Sara Harris Photography about how she has built a thriving destination portrait business, based in Virginia but also based in Colorado – and she shares some excellent, concrete tips about how to get started, lessons learned, and what to keep in mind when marketing. This is a how-to guide for anyone wishing to build a similar business model. Then, if you’ve ever been interested in a career in fine art photography, I recommend this rather informative interview with the (very talented) Heather Evans Smith Photography on how she got started, from scratch to gallery. So often making that vulnerable next step is what brings us to the next level, and she shares just how she did that. And, most recently I spoke with Jesse Kalisher on how he took a risk growing his business, overcoming some serious nerves when expanding their studio, and deciding to take a chance on a specific tip he’d been given – a gift, he says, that changed everything. Funny side note: even though we’re neighbors of sorts, I’d actually never met Jesse until he came to my studio for this interview! I find his approach to art and business to not just be smart but also inspiring. He and his wife Helen have grown their company from a single black & white shooter (himself) to a now 75-person & growing company, creating a massive variety of art pieces for major clients across six continents. The range of work they produce is impressive: abstract, three-dimensional work, photography and more. And his work is found in the Smithsonian and the Louvre, among other notable places. Their tagline, which runs throughout all they do: Art Is Love. Thank you to all of these inspiring guests for sitting down and speaking with me. And, as always, a huge thank you to Adorama.com! You check out this and other fantastic content by talented Adorama TV hosts Joe McNally, Mark Wallace, Richard Harrington, Bryan Peterson and Gavin Hoey by heading over to AdoramaTV.com.
Portrait Photography with Sara Harris
Visual Art Photography with Heather Evans Smith
Hospitality Art with Jesse Kalisher