Finding Authentic Style with Sean Tucker

In this episode, I sit down with a photographer and filmmaker Sean Tucker, who is particularly known for his incredibly beautiful and sincere educational YouTube videos, watched by hundreds of thousands of people every day. Sean calls himself a visual storyteller and that naturally drove my attention to his work, ideas, and points of view on photography in general. We discuss things like being authentic in your art, finding your style, and searching for the stories you want to tell with your work! Enjoy!

Show Notes

What we talked about:

  • How to find your photographic style
  • Why understanding yourself is crucial for sincere storytelling
  • Working for clients
  • Handling uncertain times
  • Why it’s important to think long-term in photography
  • What's the difference between a pretty picture and an influential image

 

Links:

 

Sean’s Instagram

Sean’S YouTube Channel  

Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi

 

Portrait photographers 

Steve McCurry 

Manuel Delgado

 

Edward Hopper, American painter 

 

Sean’s friend photographer Joshua Jackson 

 

Fr. Richard Rohr 

 

Books he was reading at the moment

 

George and Joy Adamson 

Gareth Pattison 

Mark and Delia Owens 

 

 

“I and Thou” by Martin Buber 

 

“Happy” by Derren Brown 

 

“Into the Woods” by John Yorke 

 

“Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell