It’s Michelle Groskopf Week!
We have one hell of a fun show for you today, as we sit down with “Full Frontal” member and L.A.’s own, Michelle Groskopf. A spectacular street photographer with a heart of nostalgia and a head of creativity. Simply put, a truly wonderful person and we had a blast chatting with her.
Hailing from the suburbs of Toronto, Canada, Michelle found an early love for visual story telling and through the guidance of an inspired high school art teacher, her passion grew and took her far from home. After studying abroad, she found herself in New York City, working as a video producer and teaching at the NY School of Visual Arts.
Most recently, she traded the Big Apple for the City of Angels and settled in Los Angeles to pick up a camera, a flash and begin focusing on developing her own projects… and what a path she has walked.
What is street photography?
It’s a meditation… Im walking down the street. I’m really honed in, paying attention to the things that excite me, that pass me by. And then I photograph them.
– Michelle Groskopf
If you enjoy great flash photography, then look no further than Michelle Groskopf and listen in as we discuss her work and talk shop. Also, be sure to head over to Kickstarter and check out her new monograph, “Sentimental“.
Michelle Groskopf Instagram
Michelle Groskopf Links
- Michelle’s Home Page
- Daily Street Tumblr
- Sentimental – 5 Year Monograph
- Magenta Foundation
- Full Frontal Collective
- Larry Fink
- Naomi Harris
- Tammy Mercure
- Angie Smith
- Matt Stuart
- Elizabeth Peyton
- Billy Wilder
- Orson Welles
- Alfred Hitchcock
- Fat Girl – “To my sister” (viewer discretion is advised)
- Godard Masculin Féminin
- Berlin Stories – Christopher Isherwood
This episode brought to you by Glass Key Photo in San Francisco – Get your analog gear, film, repairs, local artists zines and meet the most welcoming camera junkies you’ll find in the Bay Area. Join us November 16th, as they host their Grand Reopening at 1230 Sutter Street, just off Van Ness Avenue in mid-town San Francisco.
Don’t miss our last episode with Los Vegas based photojournalist, Chase Stevens.