DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley
About This Show
L.A.-based writer, performer and journalist Dennis Hensley, joined by a different guest each episode, riffs on pop culture, dating and life in the Hollywood slow lane. Download and listen here or subscribe for free on iTunes.
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Scenario Photography Founder John Ganun: "Wow, I Have a Style"
3 days ago
Dennis visits the LA home/studio space of photographer John Gunan whose company, Scenario Photography specializes in high-end photo set ups--they're not booths--for special events. He talks about the company's humble beginnings with ping pong and underwear, what sets Scenario apart, doing Katy Perry's birthday party for seven years in a row, how social media and digital photography came along and changed the game. He talks about his most popular scenario--the Fred Astaire-inspired upside-down room--and how he goes about getting people in the right position to make it look cool. He talks about shooting for the high-end market and sticking to his guns price-wise, telling dumb jokes to get his subjects to laugh, refusing to use props if they don't make sense and his sexiest scenario shoot. He also recalls his days as an actor in Broadway shows like Will Rogers Follies, working on the Grand Princess cruise ship, his lowest point professionally--it involves a Mobil gas station, his most glamorous night, the first album he bought, his first Canon camera, shooting pics of the American Idols, his special talent for being able to walk down a flight of stairs like a showgirl. www.scenariophoto.com
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DENNIS ANYONE? Yes please!
Do you want to know what it's really like to struggle as an artist? Do you have great affection for what you do, know you have the skills, and STILL can't catch a break? Well, take a stool next to Dennis Hensley and marvel at his conversational skills with such wonderful guests as James La Rosa, Willem Belli, Bryan Thompson and Jonathan Tolins. Dennis' travails come through loud and clear. There's a through line here, no matter who is on as his guest, which resonates so deeply with me, and hopefully should for you too. He makes people open up and tell the truth. It's a gift worth celebrating.
Date published: 2014-08-08