5 Clips from My Podcast Interview with Al Lapkovsky

Last week, I interviewed Riga-based photographer/creative retoucher for Matt’s Art Chat, my weekly series of podcast interviews with artists and creative people from all over the world. Here are five clips from that interview (to listen to the full podcast, scroll to the bottom of the page.)

On the moment he decided to take a break from art to look at the real world.

His thoughts about the use of smartphones and social media in today’s society.

The power of social awareness photography, which he has become increasingly interested in over the years.

His description of the role of a creative retoucher and the use of creative retouching as an artistic tool.

His thoughts on whether virtual galleries will become part of “the new normal.”

You can watch or listen to the full podcast interview with Al Lapkovsky via one of the players below. And you can also find out more about him via his website, https://www.begemotfoto.com/.


Matt’s Art Chat #20: Al Lapkovsky (PODCAST)

In this episode of Matt’s Art Chat, I am joined by photographer/creative retoucher Al Lapkovsky. Al is currently based in Riga, where he has been developing a personal style and developing process he defines as “social awareness photography.” One of his pet themes is his observation of how new technologies are affecting society and our relationships with one another. These included Disconnecting Connection, a series revolving around our use of smartphones, that went viral. To find out more about Al Lapkovsky, vist his website, https://www.begemotfoto.com/.

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Matt’s Art Chat #14: Fabio Torre (PODCAST)

On this episode of Matt’s Art Chat, I chat with Italian painter/photographer Fabio Torre. While he lives in one of the regions of the world most affected by the Coronavirus, we do not talk about COVID-19 too much.

Instead, we focus on art and particularly discuss some of his most recent projects, including a photography book he recently published about New York City’s Chelsea Hotel and a recent exhibition of his works that was held in the Big Apple.

Matt’s Art Chat is a series of conversation with artists and interesting people from all over the world. You can watch all episodes of Matt’s Art Chat on Youtube, or listen to them on Spotify, and PodBean.

Matt’s Art Chat #9: Bret Louis Adams (PODCAST)

My Matt’s Art Chat podcast series continues with a conversation with Bret Louis Adams. Bret is a painter/photographer from Texas, currently residing in Lisbon, Portugal. His work explores post-impressionist styles while incorporating modern design concepts.

Matt’s Art Chat is a series of podcast conversations with artists and interesting, creative people from all over the world by arts presenter Matt Micucci.