March 6, 2019
Matthias Königswieser is a cinematographer and photographer, originally from Vienna, but currently based in Los Angeles. He has lensed music videos, commercials, and is probably best known for his feature film work, most recently Disney’s Christopher Robin.
He has also exhibited his photography in numerous exhibitions around the world, in Paris, Vienna, and Los Angeles.
In this chat we talk about how growing up in Austria influenced his aesthetics, his approach to his personal photography, how he thinks when approaching bigger films, his love of documentary filmmaking, his take on film and digital, and much much more.
Find Matthias on Instagram @koenigswieser
And on his website: https://www.mkoenigswieser.com
And some other podcasts and articles where Matthias goes more into specifics about his background and specific projects.
The Kodakery #102
The Wandering DP Podcast #51
Christopher Robin: Making Magic with Mixed Formats
Rising Stars of Cinematography 2018
Toyota Supra “Pinball” 2019 Super Bowl
Walmart “Receipt” 2017 Oscars Campaign
February 23, 2019
Jonathan Daniel Pryce, also known as Garcon Jon, is an international award winning photographer.
Born in Scotland, but based in London, he is probably best known for his unique fashion street style photography, shooting for such clients as Vogue, GQ, Esquire, Mr Porter, and many others.
In this episode we chat about his start in photography, his early blogging days and how he got into street style photography. We also chat about his approach to his work to keep it fresh and unique, as well as our mutual love of Florence and all things Italian style and much more.
Find Jonathan on Instagram @garconjon
and his website
February 17, 2019
Alex Beard is a painter, author, filmmaker, and conservationist.
He is probably best known for his elaborate wildlife compositions created in his signature style of gestural painting, which he has coined “Abstract Naturalism.”
Alex has spent much of his life traveling to some of the world’s most remote wildlife outposts, observing and painting, continually honing his style while exploring themes of the cultural and environmental interconnectivity of all things.
He is also a passionate conservationist and philanthropist. In 2012 Alex established The Watering Hole Foundation – a public charity engaged in saving endangered wildlife and preserving their environments.
In this episode we talk about his early start as an artist, what it means to be an engaged artist in the world today, his artist practice, the correlation between his art and conservation, his children's book series, Tales From the Wateringhole, and he shares a few great stories from when he was a boy visiting his uncle Peter in Kenya.
Find Alex at
January 29, 2019
Alex Hillkurtz is a Paris based storyboard artist, watercolorist, and director. In this episode we chat about how he got his start in Hollywood, storyboarding for such directors as Angelina Jolie, Cameron Crowe, Nacey Meyers, Ben Affleck, and many more. We also chat about his experience living in Paris as an artist. How he approaches storyboarding, as well as his watercolor paintings and moving into the fine art world. He also shares some gems about keeping a sketchbook and drawing while traveling. Find Alex on Instagram @hillkurtz