About This Show
MergeLeft is a podcast that explores the intersection of art and commerce thru discussions with trailblazers beating to their own drum in their respective industries of arts, music, entertainment, and advertising. Hosted by commercial photographer and DP Kristyna Archer, her intrinsic fascination for the creative process and the business of art has compelled her to capture these conversations and create this podcast during a time of rapid change in media consumption. This first season premieres with an entertaining & captivating collection of episodes of the most inspiring creative entrepreneurial minds of today.
Most Recent Episode
Merge Left: Ep 9: Erica Gannett, Senior Photo Editor at Refinery 29
Erica Gannett is currently Senior Photo Editor at Refinery 29 where she has covered everything starting from still life and product stories and now fashion & beauty. She was raised in Massachusetts, spent 12 years in Chicago and now currently resides in Brooklyn. Previously she was photo editor of Timeout Chicago, founded a food journal called Middlewest Magazine, and now is at the helm of Refinery29's ever-evolving business model from lifestyle blog to branded content media platform where many brands are partnering with R29 because of their loyal audience. We talk about how she finds new talent, how she schedule free time at the end of every day to explore and discover new photographers, and how inspired she is by R29's culture and how they aren't afraid to shed light and nurture discussions around more taboo liberal topics.