Chris Gould is an artist specializing in photography, an instructor at Harvey Milk Photo Center, and he works with the artist, John Chiara, helping him build cameras and on shoots.

In this episode, we talk about his journey into photography, learning from his older work, what drives him as an artist, living and working in San Francisco, and more. Listen above or on iTunes or Spotify.

Show notes

In this episode, we talk about:

  • why he doesn’t sell his work
  • looking back at his old work to appreciate his progress
  • how he got into photography and the satisfaction of isolating a scene into it’s best bits
  • how he got his favorite jobs through serendipity and persistence
  • why he dropped out of art school
  • why he photographs scenes from his own everyday life rather than documents others’
  • how photography is like an old friend
  • what he does and where he goes to learn and improve his art
  • what drew him to teaching
  • what keeps him in SF and what makes him want to leave
  • the “golden shackles” of rent control
  • why he doesn’t like digital photography
  • why he doesn’t like taking photos of random people

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