Matthew Maran Podcast
By Matthew Maran
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These conversations give you an insight into the lives of creative professionals, from photographers and publishers, to editors, designers and conservationists. I have worked with many talented friends and colleagues and unsung heroes working in the visual arts so I decided to set about interviewing these individuals, to shed new light on what goes on behind the scenes and what it means to be a creative freelancer and make it work as a career. One thing for sure is that all of them have a unique story to tell and this is my chance to share these stories with you.
||CleanTalking with Margot Raggett||After running a successful PR agency in London, Margot Raggett’s career took a new direction as she followed her passion for wildlife photography. A regular visitor to Kenya, in east Africa, her interest in photography, which began as a hobby, quickly||13 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking with Pete Cairns||My guest today is Pete Cairns. Pete is a professional photographer and the founding director of The Wild Media Foundation, a social enterprise, which includes initiatives such as SCOTLAND: the Big Picture – an organisation that informs, inspires and i||13 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking with Jasper Doest||Jasper is a multi award-winning photographer based in the Netherlands. After numerous outdoor trips with his parents who were keen hikers and nature lovers, Jasper began photographing at an early age. He studied biology to gain a better understanding of||15 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking with Stephanie Foote||Stephanie Foote is a wildlife photographer and videographer with a first class degree in Natural History Photography. Based in the historic city of Cambridge, Stephanie hopes to bridge the gap between the science and arts, using her camera as a tool to||14 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking with Andy Parkinson||Andy Parkinson is one of Europe’s most awarded wildlife photographers, with over 100 awarded images across the major nature photography competitions. He was the overall winner of the Bird Photographer of the Year on 2016 and the most successful photog||17 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTalking with Sam Hobson||London born, Bristol based photographer Sam Hobson began his career in photography studying for a wildlife photography degree in Blackpool. The city, not exactly renowned for its exotic wildlife, was an inspiration for Sam and he set about working with||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking with Helen Gilks||Helen Gilks has been working in the field of natural history images for over 30 years. Her career began researching and editing childrens natural before working briefly as an assistant editor on BBC Wildlife Magazine. In 1984 Helen took on the managemen||7 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking with Eddie Ephraums||Eddie is a photographer, designer, writer, editor, bookmaker, mentor, workshop leader – basically the ideal guest for this podcast! Eddie got interested in photography while at University, photographing and writing for a student magazine. After movin||7 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking with Al Newman||Al graduated from Newcastle University with a First Class honours in Marine Biology. His love of music and skills as a DJ saw him move from science into publishing in 1999, cutting his teeth on the underground hip-hop magazine Fatboss, based in the offi||25 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking with Chris Ryan||Chris Ryan has been working as commercial photographer and film maker for more than 40 years and has photographed for some of the biggest brands including, Sony, Saatchi&Saatchi, Aston Martin and Guiness. His editorial clients include Vogue, Telegra||20 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
From one freelancer to another...
Hey Matt. Discovered your podcast series a week ago and really enjoying working my way through the episodes with the depth and experience of insight offered by you and your guests. Overriding theme seems to be that nobody looks back on their career so far and thinks they would rather have spent more time in the office / editing photos in a dark room. Let's get after more experiences and moments! Look forward to tuning in again soon and hearing more from writers.
Informative and inspiring
A great look at what it is to be a photographer and how to make a living from your photos. A diverse set of guests that provide insightful takes on their journeys and lives in the creative industries. Can’t wait for he next episode!
I love this podcast. It has a really laidback approachable vibe but full of knowledge. It has great tips for the photography industry, not just relevant to Matthew Maran’s wildlife background. He’s interviewed a wide variety of interesting and inspirational folks. Highly recommend for people starting out or for established professionals.