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234: How to get through the MIDDLE JUNK (w/ Joel Daniel Phillips)

234: How to get through the MIDDLE JUNK (w/ Joel Daniel Phillips)

Joel Daniel Phillips lives and works in San Francisco, CA. His work focuses on large-scale charcoal portraiture exploring the social structures in his immediate surroundings.  He is fascinated by the intricacies and commonalities that we share as humans, and he searches for moments when our projected senses of self are transparent, allowing deeper, more truthful emotions to become visible. Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/jdphillips In this episode, Joel discusses: -Moving to San Francisco and starting his series of portraits. -The way in which the portraits began as a way for him to understand his surroundings and ended up being his way to tell the story of the people that we avoid looking at. -The delicate way that he approaches his subjects and the vulnerability that both he and his subjects must offer through the process. -How it became easier to get people on board once he started to build a body of work and his integrity spread via word-of-mouth. -His process of meetin

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