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Shoot the Sh*t podcast Ep2 – Exploring personal projects

In this edition of Shoot The Sh*t podcast, photographer Lindsay Adler moderates a panel discussion exploring the role of personal projects and how they contribute to artistic development. This episode was recorded at Lindsay Adler’s studio in New York on 7/13/16.


After studying art and photography at Parsons School of Design Jonathon learned the business by assisting leading artists and creatives in the industry. In 2012 Mr. JK Studio was born which specializes in art direction, high fashion, beauty, and conceptual photography.

Clients: Amazon, American Photo, Billboard, Bloomingdales, Bon Appetit, Casa Dragones, Club Monaco, Cosmopolitan, Demand Media, Design Within Reach, DKNY, DWELL, GQ, Hilton, Inc., KSwiss, Marie Claire, MCM, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Mouth NY, New York Times, Nine West, Nylon, O, The Oprah Magazine, Out, People Style Watch, Popular Science, Ralph Lauren, Redbook, Refinery 29, Self, Shape, Sotheby’s, Spin, Wired, Women’s Health, WWD & W.

Diggy moved to New York in 2006 to attend Parsons School of Design. Over the course of her career she has worked under Mary Ellen Mark and Annie Leibovitz. Their methodology has had a lasting impact on her process. “Mary Ellen taught me to master the moment. She would always be telling me, ‘get more intimate, get closer, learn more.’ There is something about photography that is truthful and powerful if you honor the person, the subject you are working with.” Her photos have been exhibited at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Historical Society in Chicago, the Manuel Alvarez Bravo Centro Oaxaca, Mexico, and two solo shows in New York City.

Partial client list includes: Levi’s, Teen Vogue, Paper Magazine, Sam Edleman, Casio, Villageluxe, Sony, Chopra Foundation, Puma, Alice + Olivia, Bust Magazine, L’ Official, The Dolls, Skar, +1 Music, & Warner Brother Records.

KAREEM BLACK, Ad, Editorial & Celebrity Photographer
Upon his graduation from the School of Visual Arts, New York-based photographer Kareem Black went straight into shooting for Fader, GQ, Elle Girl, Sony Music Entertainment, and Atlantic Records. He was featured as one of Photo District News’ 30 Emerging Photographers – and soon became the go-to lens-man for Reebok, Complex, and Steve Madden. Black has lectured at SVA, NYU, Pratt, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Rochester Institute of Technology, The Professional Photographers Association and the PhotoPlus Expo.

Partial Client list: Malibu Rum, HBO, McDonalds, Fuse TV, Adidas, Verizon, Kool Aid, Burger King, Pepsi, W Hotels, Vitamin Water, Maxim, GQ, Vibe, Flaunt, ESPN, Mens Health, Budweiser, Spin, Sports Illustrated, VH1, MTV, New Era, Popular Science Magazine, People Magazine, Reebok, Atlantic Records, Samsung, Fed Ex, Inc Magazine & Steve Madden.

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, InStyle, Noise, Zink, Elle, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. As a photographic educator, she is one of the most sought after speakers internationally, teaching on the industry’s largest platforms and most prestigious events. Lindsay has worked with some of the top brands in the photographic and related industries such as Canon, Adobe and Microsoft. An author of four books, she is always working on new ways to share her passions and knowledge with others. Each year she teaches to tens of thousands of photographers world-wide through prestigious platforms such as creativeLIVE, KelbyOne, and the industry’s biggest conferences.