Virginia Buechel (“boo-shell”) (@buewho – “boo-who”) is a digital marketer, native to New Jersey, and is a hobbyist photographer. She is a business savvy explorer always working on digital projects, like @NJspots, a photography community in New Jersey with over 21,000 followers in a little over a year. Besides breaking the stereotypes of New Jersey by featuring gorgeous places around the state, Virginia also enjoys snowboarding and traveling about the country with her partner Stefanie (@stef_livs) to various destinations and National Parks, looking to visit all 59 in her lifetime.
Rachel Ewell is a Minnesota based photographer and co-founder of @MNcommunity – an Instagram group focused on meeting new people and doing good within the community. In this conversation, Rachel and I discuss how she makes this group function and gives us some great insight into what we need to do in order to get started in this direction.
Andy To is a Bay Area based photographer and videographer. Growing up in a rough neighborhood he’s paved his way through adversity after getting his hands onto a camera. He has dedicated his life to spreading positivity and story telling through film making. As of recently he landed the “worlds coolest job” out of 65,000 applicants with Beautiful Destinations. Never in his life did he imagine moving across the country.
Matthew DeFeo is a Denver based photographer. Matthew shoots a one hundred and sixty six year old process called wet plate collodion. His most recent series “Stillwater” explores the hard rock community through intimate wet plate portraits. This project has been shown in numerous group shows across the US, and his first solo show is just wrapping up in Denver.
Sal D’Alia is the Senior Video Director/Producer at Adorama in NYC. He has worked for Citroen, Nike, Food Network, Glamour, GQ, NY Giants, Bravo, Berman Braum, Sony, DanceOn, Warner Sound, Ultra Records, and John Varvatos. He’s a pioneer of the YouTube’s original content and his online work can be quantified in 80+ million views.