Self-portrait by Mike Sakasegawa.

Self-portrait by Mike Sakasegawa.

Author photo by Michelle and Chris Gerard.

Author photo by Michelle and Chris Gerard.

Episode 21

This is a special joint episode with Mike Sakasegawa, host of the arts podcast Keep the Channel Open, where he has in-depth conversations with artists across disciplines. Mike is a photographer and writer. His photography has been featured on the influential photo websites Lenscratch and LensCulture and has been included in group exhibitions around the country, and his writing has appeared on Catapult. He lives in San Diego.

Many thanks to Mike for editing our conversation. 

Discussed In This Episode

Episode prep. Edacious: Food Talk for Gluttons. Being an introvert (who hosts a podcast). Finding yourself in art. Telling a narrative through photographs. Explorers and builders. Submission and competition fees. Places that sing to you. It Forgets You. Appalachian artists Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Roger May and Aaron BlumEleonora Ronconi. scott b davisMedium Festival of Photography. Wanting to be seen. Don't be convinced to make yourself small. Cultural betweenness. Why start an arts podcast? Vulnerability. Marc Maron. Fear, motivation and throwing yourself into things. The freedom of doing what you want (without thinking about the critics).  

Recommended Reading

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain
Pond, Claire-Louise Bennett
Amal El-Mohtar

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