The Meaning of Life in 10 Questions… Faded & Blurred

There are some of truly creative people in this industry. Let’s face it, you’ve got to be constantly concepting, developing, and executing or you get left in the dust. I’m fortunate to work with some really dynamic and inspiring people, ranging from art directors, to producers, to creative directors, photo editors, art buyers, and print producers. Instead of questions about email blasts, printed promos, and portfolio reviews, I think that it’s time that I put some of them on the spot to show us their meaning of Life. “The meaning of Life” may be a little far flung to answer in only ten questions, but hopefully these interviews will serve to distill some of the inspired and intellectual energy of the creatives that we work with.

Nicole Rae and Jeffery Saddoris, co-founders of Faded+Blurred both hold a deep appreciation for the art, craft, and business of photography. Starting in 2009, F+B has evolved into a well curated online magazine featuring photographers, photo news, podcasts, and tutorials. We were interviewed for a Photographer Spotlight back in July of last year and have been waiting to return the favor for a while now – what better way than to ask them the meaning of life?

Although our paths have yet to cross in person, I’ve learned a lot about the duo behind Faded+Blurred from these ten questions. I’ll let them tell the rest.

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The Meaning of Life in 10 Questions… David Hobby

There are some of truly creative people in this industry. Let’s face it, you’ve got to be constantly concepting, developing, and executing or you get left in the dust. I’m fortunate to work with some really dynamic and inspiring people, ranging from art directors, to producers, to creative directors, photo editors, art buyers, and print producers. Instead of questions about email blasts, printed promos, and portfolio reviews, I think that it’s time that I put some of them on the spot to show us their meaning of Life. “The meaning of Life” may be a little far flung to answer in only ten questions, but hopefully these interviews will serve to distill some of the inspired and intellectual energy of the creatives that we work with.

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This post we’re featuring none other than the Strobist himself – David Hobby. Between keeping up his world renowned blog, riding around on The Flash Bus with Joe McNally, and freelance shooting, David is certainly a busy guy. He’s been kind enough to feature me on his blog a few times in the past and I thought it was time to return the favor. He’s an very talented guy with a very interesting career story. I’ll let him tell the rest.

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The Meaning of Life in 10 Questions… Mark Masterson

There are some of truly creative people in this industry. Let’s face it, you’ve got to be constantly concepting, developing, and executing or you get left in the dust. I’m fortunate to work with some really dynamic and inspiring people, ranging from art directors, to producers, to creative directors, photo editors, art buyers, and print producers. Instead of questions about email blasts, printed promos, and portfolio reviews, I think that it’s time that I put some of them on the spot to show us their meaning of Life. “The meaning of Life” may be a little far flung to answer in only ten questions, but hopefully these interviews will serve to distill some of the inspired and intellectual energy of the creatives that we work with.

This post, we’re featuring Mark Masterson, Senior Vice President Creative Director at Doner. After a tenure at Momentum Worldwide as group creative director for Coca-Cola, he moved on to start white_space, a boutique agency where his list of projects grew to include Anheuser-Busch, AOL, General Motors, and Gateway. You may recognize Mark from our behind the scenes in Hawaii – we worked with him recently on projects for Travaasa Austin and Hana. Mark’s got a penchant for beer and bicycles, and he’s a killer creative. I’ll let him tell the rest.

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