Skip Cohen University Presents “Why?” with Daniel J. Cox
One of the truly most rewarding parts of joining the Panasonic Lumix Luminary team is the amazing array of talent associated with the brand. One such gentleman who’s become a good friend is Skip Cohen, the driving force behind the web portal Skip Cohen University (SCU). Skip’s an amazing man who has a long list of accomplishments that include being President and
CEO of Hasselblad for twelve years as well as President of Rangefinder Publishing for seven years. Along with his deep history in the photographic trade, he’s also a born teacher and educator and I feel very fortunate to have come to know him and his lovely wife Sheila.
This past week Skip invited me to be a part of series he produces on SCU called “Why?.” “Why?” is an ongoing educational podcast that talks to some of the world’s leading photographers, typically about a specific image they’ve captured. My mom and dad were in town when Skip contacted me and it made me think of one of my favorite images I captured when I was just 17 years old and still living at home.
A solid family has always been one of what I consider my secrets to success. My father was a successful businessman and consummate hunter and gatherer, and Mom a longtime watercolor and oils artist. When I talk about support, I’m specifically thinking about educational and moral support. Though my father earned a good living, he was always adamant about making
me understand there are no free rides. Dad loaned me $60.00 to help pay for my first camera but I paid him back in less than three months. In short, I had incredible moral support and a solid home to live in until I left school, but when it came to paying for my photo adventures, that was all on my own. No trust fund in the Cox family I’m happy to say.
With Mom and Dad visiting, I thought their participation in the podcast might be inspirational, so I checked with Skip and he loved the idea. So without further fanfare I offer you a link to the Skip Cohen University podcast “Why?” with Daniel J Cox. Click on the image above to be taken to SCU “Why?.” Or click on “Why?” With Daniel J. Cox