Graham grew up in Ojai, a small ranching town in Southern California with pink sunsets dipping below the mountains. He spent his childhood exploring Europe and the Southwestern United States with his travel writer father and family.
His upbringing informs his photography, which is largely based in simplicity, nostalgia, nature, and the truth of a moment. Graham lives in Los Angeles with his wife, a kindergarten teacher, and his son, an extremely inventive whippersnapper.
00:00:00 - Introduction 00:04:55 - Teaching all aspects of history 00:08:53 - Homogenization of culture 00:12:22 - The importance of community 00:15:56 - The confluence of non-sequiturs 00:18:36 - The shifting landscape of commercial photography 00:25:00 - Human psychology within photography 00:33:16 - Graham’s projects during covid 00:42:45 - Having a “jack of all trades” approach 00:48:15 - Personal values influencing the way you approach your career 00:54:54 - Having a balanced life 00:56:51 - Learning and adapting from experience 01:06:00 - Mentorship 01:08:00 - Technical learning vs practical learning 01:14:32 - Wrap up www.artistdecoded.com
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