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Austin Art Talk

106 EpisodesProduced by Scott David GordonWebsite

The goal of the podcast is to facilitate connections with and to learn from the successes, struggles, life experience, and wisdom of the people featured, most of whom live and create in Austin, Texas. The honest conversational flow of these weekly long form interviews lends itself to some really gre… read more


Episode 17: Kirk Weddle - The Next Big Gig

Advertising and editorial photographer Kirk Weddle has worked with a lot of different local and corporate clients on jobs that have taken him all over the world. Throughout his career he has honed his skills photographing people and loves to do environmental portraits which often include the opportunity to visit some interesting and exciting locations. He has also specialized in a very difficult and adventurous type of photography. Underwater. Near the beginning of his career he got a big break with a shoot for the iconic cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind album and a few months later photographed the band in a swimming pool. Kirk works well under pressure (and underwater obviously) and has a lot of experience which allows him to continue working steadily, but what will his next big gig be? We will just have to watch and see where his talent and momentum takes him.

Some of the subjects we discuss:

Beginnings in photography
Diving and Underwater Photography
Nevermind cover shoot
Shooting Nirvana in a pool
Kurt Cobains Death
Spencer Elden
Underwater challenges
Photographing people
Working under pressure
Lighting photos
The old days of the darkroom
Shared studio space
Photo rights and income
Advertising and Editorial
Working under pressure
Bahamas story
Personal projects
Having the shot
Reviving Nirvana photos
Modern Rocks Gallery - Steven Walker
Good or bad work?
Future of photography

Contact Kirk

The Nirvana Nevermind swimming pool photos are now available at Modern Rocks Gallery here in Austin, run by fellow photographer and musician Steven Walker.

The studio that Kirk works out of is called Photogroup Studios.

SUITES 106A & 107
AUSTIN, TX 78704
STUDIO: 512-373-8547

Banner photo by Kirk Weddle


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