Matt Payne Photography Blog: Exploring The Beauty Of Minnesota - A Conversation With Joel Truckenbrod

May 26, 2021  |  Minnesota

Welcome to episode 214 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week's guest is a black and white landscape photographer from Minnesota.

Joel Truckenbrod is someone most people have never heard of before, and he likes it that way. I was lucky enough to be introduced to his work through our former guest and a great photographer in his own right, Chuck Kimmerle.

Joel's photography is really something to behold. I highly encourage listeners to take a moment to visit his website as you listen - you won't be disappointed in what you find there.

Joel and I engaged in thoughtful conversation around a multitude of topics this week, including:

  • How it has come to be that very few people have seen his work before.
  • What differentiates landscape photography from other artforms.
  • Why Joel makes photographs.
  • How to find beauty in the non-iconic location.
  • Why he has chosen black and white as his medium of choice.
  • Why he has chosen not to sell his work.
  • How to make ourselves more emotionally open through our work.
  • And tons more!

Over on Patreon this week, Joel and I talk about how to slow down and be more deliberate with fast tools.

Be sure to scroll down to see all of Joel's amazing photographs!

Here's who Joel recommended for the podcast this week:

Other items mentioned on the show:

1. Colleen Miniuk's Photographing Acadia book.

2. Natural Landscape Photography Awards.

3. OnLandscape Article on Joel's work.

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    Please find a transcript of this week's episode below: