Podcast Episode 7: Darren White

Darren is a landscape photographer from Littleton, Colorado. Darren has been published in various magazines like Popular Photography, Columbia Gorge Magazine and had a mention in National Geographic Traveler. His prints have been sold worldwide and used for all kinds of media from Websites to Trade Show Backdrops.

 

Quote from this episode: 

“Spent 20 years to build a sustainable photography business”

“I was always scared of dying, until I held my Mom’s hand when she died and saw how peaceful it was, and I’m not scared of it anymore”

“I’m inspired by the things I see in nature”

If I stay in my house I’ll never seen anything..

“People that are late drive me nuts!”

“Don’t be afraid to here NO”

“Do not care about what people think of your, the less you care the happier you’ll be”

“Every one has to start somewhere”

“I have always strived to as good a person as my father was”

Doug’s Discovered Biography:

Darren caught glimpses of the stars from his bathroom window on the Oregon coast as a kid and fell in love with them. This led to a journey to figure out how to photograph the stars and to teach others how to do so as well! His perseverance is inspiring!

https://darrenwhitephotography.com

http://instagram.com/darren_white_photography

 

Podcast Episode 6: Dr. Carl Steinberg DDS

Dr. Carl Steinberg is a Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist in downtown Philadelphia, PA. He is a Visiting Faculty Member at Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ

 

Quotes from this episode:

“I enjoyed the arts and sciences and that led me to dentistry”

“I think the best dentists are also artists

“When I realized my only competition was me, peace of mind came easierr”

“What is successful is different for everybody”

“It took me too long to make a change, I wish I had started earlier:

“When the student is ready the Teacher will enter”

When your young you often think people trying to help you have an ulterior motive and they may not”

“Who you are today is not who you have to be tomorrow

“I’ve never had financial goals… my goals were always related to happiness

“If your not happy it really doesn’t matter what you have”

“The only person stopping you from being successful is yourself

Doug’s Discovered Biography

Dr. Steinberg figured out how to step in and improve his own life and that will never change.. He’s in a constant state of change and improvement. Carl is an incredible thinker, family man and member of society!

 

Email Carl at:

dentistryinPhiladelphia@gmail.com

Or give him a call at 215 530 6352 !

Podcast Episode 5: Stuart Kinkade

Stuart Kinkade lives in Haiphong, Vietnam. Currently working for a Vietnamese Car company, Vinfast and Landscape and Travel photographer.

Quotes from the Episode: 

“I took the last slide rule course in College …”

“Remember riding on the Qantas to Australia and remember the piano bar and sitting in the cockpit with the pilot”

“To learn manufacturing you have to work on the floor”

“Vinfast built a factory off a seafloor in 21 months to build cars in Vietnam”

“In 1966 olds tornado, ‘I can make it to the top of Pikes Peak’ Dad bought the car so we could make it to the top of Pikes Peak.”

“I see resurgence in film cameras… large format film is coming up..

“The technical side of film gets my interest”

“Lots of activity in the undergound analog film camera and typewriters!”

“No matter where you live never change your US citizenship”

“My dad’s favorite summer job in Chicago was working at Wrigleys gum”

Pay a bit more attention to my parent and grandparents, relative to their experience and leveraged them because I have a lot of missed opportunities”

“Being able to take photos as a resident is much different than tourist in a location.”

Doug’s Discovered Biography:

Stuart has done an amazing job with his mathematical mind and the way he has figured out how to embrace his art, is inspiring.

You can follow Stuart’s Travels on his Instagram: @dashansheying

Podcast Episode 4: Dr. Muna Strasser DDS

Dr. Muna Strasser is a Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist in the Quad Cities area of Illinois.

Quotes from this episode: 

“Spent 5 years in Libya, evacuated Libya to Rome, 2 weeks before Qaddafi threw all the Americans out of Libya.”

“Went to a Bedouin school in Saudi Arabia”

“Apart from Drinking Camel milk which I didn’t like, they would let us ride their camels it was kind of a neat growing up”

“Dad what am I going to be? You’re going to be a dentist!”

“dentistry can be done anywhere in the world.. “

“My office was in a building on the flight path of the plane that hit the pentagon on 9/11”

“(in September 2001) I was on standby for forensics, and never got a call… there was nothing identifiable… “

“Living in Libya was like living under Covid”

“Covid is like wartime Lebanon except there’s no bombs going off and there are no bodies in streets and you don’t see the skies lighting up at night..”

“Taking time to stop and think about how good they have it, that’s a good thing”

“Hopefully we’ll come out of COVID wiser”

“Were just here to change the world for the better!”

Doug’s Discovered Biography:

Dr. Strasser life experiences have enabled her to see the world and life in a way that allows her to embrace her family, friends and patients in a way no others can. I mean who went to school with the Bedouins? 🙂 

Thank you Dr. Strasser for the engaging and informative chat! 

You can find more about Dr. Strasser on her practice website: https://strasserdds.com

 

Podcast Episode 3: Alexander Tsui DDS

Dr. Alexander Tsui DDS

Dr. Alexander Tsui is a restorative and cosmetic dentist in New York City. 27 years ago just out of dental school he started a Non-Profit called Apex For Youth that delivers possibilities to underserved Asian and immigrant youth in NYC. Dr. Tsui is also an avid traveler, Father and Husband.

Quotes from this episode:

“i want to donate time to inner city kids.”

“…’model minority myth’ more than half of asian Americans are not doing well with a poverty rate..”

…it’s about connecting with people on a deeper level …

If your good at what you do and your honest and you get to know people dentistry is unexpectecdly rewarding

“…. Step into this machine(an airplane) if your willing to wait 24 hours and get out in a new place in the world and when you die you won’t remember that you didn’t work that week… “

“…biggest fear is to have regret at the end…”

“… you cannot do anything alone… you need people around you to help you grow.. “

Doug’s discovered biography: 

Alex is an amazing dentist that cares deeply for his patients and those around him. Honesty and Authenticity is what comes to mind when listening to Alex’s story!

Thank you Alex, you’re an inspiration!

To check out Alex’s art check out his Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/alextsui79/

or to see him as a patient in NYC check out: https://www.nymanhattandentist.com

Podcast Episode 2: Dr. Andrew Cohen DDS

Dr. Andrew Cohen is a restorative and cosmetic Dentist in Jenkintown, PA. A native of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, Dr. Andrew Cohen graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in psychology. Dr. Cohen received his DMD degree at the Temple University School of Dentistry in 1998.

Doug’s Discovered Biography

Dr. Andrew Cohen is health centered dentist that cares deeply for his patients who wants the best for them in every aspect of their care. He’s going search for the best info he can and count on himself to get his patients the best information so they can make the best decisions. Which is exactly how he’s been able to survive and thrive in his own life.

Quotes from Dr. Cohen this Episode: 

“I don’t like to do things that I can’t do in my head that’s perfect.. “

“Searching for the beauty so I can almost relive the moment I took the Shot…. “

“My Greatest Success is the work that I’ve done on me.. “

“The decisions I made at the time were the best decision I could make and when I learned that I could do things a different way I made the choice to change…”

“There’s nothing to stop us from changing…”

“I don’t like the unknown, its just the next challenge…”

“Ending is giving up…”

For more or to schedule an appointment head to https://firstclassdentalpa.com

Podcast Episode 1: John Dunkle

 
 

 

John Dunkle is a Real Estate and Fine Art Landscape photographer in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Doug’s Discovered Biography from this episode:
John Dunkle is an artist that is able to define the end before he begins, whether it’s Photography, Business or Philanthropy. He stopped playing the game a long time ago and focused on being creative! 

Today’s podcast takes a dive into the untold parts of John’s Biography! 

Quote from this Episode

“… practical experience may be more valuable than a [college degree]”

“…I’ve got about 1700 kids! ” (His Kids in Haiti that call him Mr. John!)

“… some people toss $10 in the offering place which is great, for me  [building orphanages] in Haiti is my $10 in the offering plate” 

“.. you can’t walk down a street in Haiti without tripping over a church… kids can’t eat or live in a church.. ” 

“.. now is the time to explore, to push, to learn something new! “

” We get really comfortable in what we know, now is the time to get uncomfortable and learn something new!”

 

John also is the Founder and CEO of Project Rennwish(http://www.rennwish.org/index.htm) that he built with his wife Jennifer. Here’s the biography from Rennwish.org: 

Mr. Dunkle graduated from Boston University in 1980 and went on to product and senior management positions within several major corporations including Nashua Corporation, Hunt Chemical Corporation, Centronics Data Computer Corporation and Genicom Corporation.

Currently, Mr. Dunkle is founder and President of Workgroup Strategic Services, Inc., an executive management consulting and strategic planning firm. Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, its list of clients includes many major hardware and software vendors in the United States, Europe and the Far East. Throughout the years of operation, he has consulted to dozens of senior executives within major industry manufacturers and suppliers including: IBM, Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard/Compaq, Microsoft, Apple Computer, Xerox, Fujitsu, Sharp, Sony, Hyundai, Toshiba and a host of other major vendors and worldwide corporations.

Within the last several years, Mr. Dunkle has been solicited and sought after as the key note speaker at technology industry conferences throughout the world including Japan, Europe and the USA.

Mr. Dunkle with his wife Jennifer, most recently owned, operated and hosted one of the predominant and most pervasive automotive websites on the Internet – Rennlist.com. This Internet portal provides discussion forums, classifieds, Memberships and Sponsor programs for Porsche™ enthusiasts from throughout the world. Today, the site enjoys daily visits from hundreds of thousands of users, members and enthusiasts worldwide.  The site has been in continuous operation since May of 1998 and was sold to a major corporation November of 2008.

Be sure to give John a follow on Instagram

 


Getting Wet at Uttakleiv Beach

An image from my Norway Fine Art Gallery

Shot during my trip to Lofoten, Norway, the sun was just rising over Uttakleiv Beach. I felt the icy spray of wave after wave coming in from the Arctic Sea and splashing across a large set of stones. I was watching for the perfect wave to create this temporary waterfall effect, but the wait was a little unnerving! 

Uttakleiv is one of Lofoten, Norway’s most scenic beaches.
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An unexpectedly large wave could easily drench me and my equipment or, worse, it could knock me right off my feet, sending me and my gear into the nearby rocks. Fortunately, the Goldilocks of waves—just right!—eventually came along, and I was able to capture “Waiting at Uttakleiv Beach” to share with you.

Golden Gate Glow

Winter in California means rain. In fact, the state just had its first rain of the new season over the previous two days. But the weather forecast suggested there might be an opening in the clouds —and an opening for me to get out to this location well before dawn.

I pulled myself out of bed and made my way to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, excited to capture the sunrise. One thing I hadn’t counted on? A thick soup of fog. I could barely make out the glow of the bridge’s steel trusses, and I had no idea whether or not the fog would lift. Fog or no fog, I decided to stick around to watch the sunrise anyway. I was rewarded with a spectacular morning show. As the sun rose, the fog receded, slowly unveiling the bridge and some glimmering clouds, too.

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San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge stretches through the fog. 
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I’ve captured many of my favorite images simply by showing up and sticking around. Whether or not I end up with the shot I wanted, I always enjoy watching nature do its unpredictable, mysterious, beautiful thing.

Check out my California Fine Art Gallery for more images of The Golden State

Mesquite Sand Dunes Sunrise!

Sunstar over Death Valley

Sometimes you have to be an early riser to catch a landscape in its most pristine state. For this shot of the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, I arrived in Death Valley National Park at 5:30 a.m. Wearing my trusty headlamp, I began my hike in. (You’d be amazed at how dark the dunes can be on a moonless night/early morning!)

Because footprints tend to destroy the amazing lines that Mother Nature draws across the dunes, I wanted to find an area

The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are located about two miles from Stove Pipe Wells, California in Death Valley National Park. View Print Options for Death Valley Sunrise

 

that had yet to be explored that day. I staked out a spot and waited for the sun’s first rays to peek over the horizon. Although I was hoping for a few clouds to mix with the morning light, the sky was mostly clear.

Sunrise highlighted the dunes’ delicate, crisp lines which always seem to be in a state of flux. As the wind blows and changes direction, the look of the dunes changes along with them. And any footsteps—including mine—are soon blown over and forgotten.