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“Dr. Ike” Padnose, Founder of The Ponderosa Stomp (“3 Days of the Best Music You’ve Never Heard Of”)

“Dr. Ike” Padnose, Founder of <em>The Ponderosa Stomp</em> (“3 Days of the Best Music You’ve Never Heard Of”)

Ira “Dr. Ike” Padnose is the founder of The Ponderosa Stomp, a three-day music festival and conference celebrating the “unsung heroes of American music.” Jennifer Odell sat with Dr. Ike to hear about how the Stomp developed and what to expect this year.

Liz Nord: Director & Multi-Platform Producer (Pt. 3)

Liz Nord: Director & Multi-Platform Producer (Pt. 3)

Part 3 of our interview with Liz Nord, where we discuss Jerusalem Unfiltered and Battle for Jerusalem, two projects that explore contemporary Jerusalem through the eyes of local political, social and cultural leaders.

Liz Nord: Director & Multi-Platform Producer (Pt. 2)

Liz Nord: Director & Multi-Platform Producer (Pt. 2)

Part 2 of our interview with Liz Nord, where we discuss how she came to spearhead MTV’s 2008 “Choose or Lose” presidential election coverage, as well as her experience filming a documentary in Haiti for Wyclef’s NGO.

Claudia Goetzelmann: Integrated Media Photographer, Director of Photography

Claudia Goetzelmann: Integrated Media Photographer, Director of Photography

Claudia Goetzelmann is an integrated-media photographer and director of photography who has gained international recognition for her work in the realms of Fashion and Advertising.

Daniel Power: CEO powerHouse Books, Co-Founder, The NY Photo Festival (Pt. 2)

Daniel Power: CEO powerHouse Books, Co-Founder, The NY Photo Festival  (Pt. 2)

Part 2 of our interview with powerHouse books Founder/CEO Daniel Power, in which we delve into his experience of founding the New York Photo Festival and glean some advice for aspiring creative professionals.

Daniel Power: CEO powerHouse Books, Co-Founder, The NY Photo Festival (Pt. 1)

Daniel Power: CEO powerHouse Books, Co-Founder, The NY Photo Festival  (Pt. 1)

Daniel Power is the Founder/CEO of powerHouse Books, a world-renowned publisher acclaimed for its diverse publishing program. He is also the Director and Co-Founder of the New York Photo Festival, an annual event dedicated to the “Future of Contemporary Photography.”

Arlene Gottfried, Singing Photographer

Arlene Gottfried, Singing Photographer

Arlene Gottfried is an award-winning photographer born and raised in New York City. She is also a gifted singer with a passion for soul and gospel.

Amon, Percussionist & Producer

Amon, Percussionist & Producer

Amon is a music producer and percussionist who has shared the stage with a wide range of internationally acclaimed artists. Known for his sizzling, West-African-fueled performances, he has been generating buzz with his group Analog Players Society.

Trevor “Trevz” Bayack, The New Pop

Trevor “Trevz” Bayack, The New Pop

Trevor “Trevz” Bayack is a Brooklyn-born filmmaker and video-blogging pioneer who produces riveting short-form web documentaries.

Justin Carty: Visual Artist

Justin Carty: Visual Artist

Justin Carty is a painter, designer and digital animator born and raised in New York City. I discovered his art via an exhibition at Rob’s Shoppe in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A month later, on the eve of the release party for a music video he had produced, I sat with him to discuss his various artistic passions.

Anthony Larrisey: Body Art

Anthony Larrisey: Body Art

Anthony Larrisey is an internationally-acclaimed body painter whose work spans the worlds of Fashion, Film, Photography, Television, Events and Private commissions.

Krunk Pony: Curator of Fun

Krunk Pony: Curator of Fun

Krunk Pony is an NYC-based DJ, graphic designer & party promoter who is known to set dancefloors ablaze with her upbeat mashups of boogie, breaks, funk, disco and classics. She is also the founder & curator of Krunk Tips, “funky life advice for the unusually krunk.”