Connecting the Creator Community: B&H Bild Ambush Interviews


B&H recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, hosting a spectacular two-day celebration for the creator community, Bild Expo 2023, at New York’s Jacob Javits Center. The podcast’s past three episodes have featured in-depth interviews with a few of the esteemed speakers who graced Bild’s four presenter stages. If you haven’t already done so, please give them a listen, and then—hold on to your hats—in this episode we’re trying something different!

Above photograph courtesy of B&H Photo

To prepare for some fun during the show, we assembled a mobile studio and cooked up a three-question Bild Creator Quiz to spring on image-makers who crossed our path. Once at Javits, we went on the prowl for subjects willing to be ambushed. Our resulting interviews feature a select group of attendees, expo vendors, Bild speakers, and B&H staff members. Ever since the show wrapped, we’ve been hard at work, combining the short clips we captured live with a narrated story line to take listeners on a virtual stroll through most aspects of the show. We hope you enjoy this taste of the intense, intoxicating, creative camaraderie that permeated the Bild experience.

Happy Anniversary B&H—here’s to another 50 years of creativity and growth!

Guests: Menashe Horowitz, Cliff Hausner, Mason Resnick, Michael Yamashita, Matt Hill, Nicolas Roman, Elizabeth Krist, Scott Kelby, Christian Domecq, John Harris, Ron Magill, Michael Mansfield, Patricia Beary, Linda Hacker, Erica Price, Brandon Remler, Dana Glidden, Ami Vitale, David Brommer

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Episode Timeline:

  • 2:04: Menashe Horowitz: B&H Photo Video’s CEO
  • 3:40: Cliff Hausner: Photographer & Profoto Evangelist
  • 7:36: Mason Resnick: Freelance Photographer
  • 9:39: Michael Yamashita: Photographer & Sony Ambassador for China
  • 14:33: Matt Hill: Photographer, Bild Speaker & Cofounder, National Parks at Night
  • 17:15: Nicholas Roman: Higher Education Account Management, B&H Photo Video
  • 19:21: Elizabeth Krist: Bild Speaker, Independent Visuals Editor & Cofounder: The Visual Thinking Collective
  • 23:14: Scott Kelby: Bild Speaker, Photographer, Scott Kelby Workshops & Lightroom Killer Tips
  • 27:09: Christian Domecq: Road Marketing Team, B&H Photo Video

B+H CEO Menashe Horowitz on the Bild trade show floor
Profoto Evangelist Cliff Hausner at the Profoto booth
Mason Resnick selfie on the street
Street portrait © Mason Resnick
Mike Yamashita in the field
Photo © Michael Yamashita
Matt Hill in the field for National Parks at Night
Image from the Night Paper series © Matt Hill
B+H Higher Education Account Manager Nicholas Roman at the Bild Information Booth
Elizabeth Krist giving an educational tour of The Four Elements exhibition, produced by Visual Thinking Collective, Photoville 2021, Brooklyn. Photograph © Hilary Duffy
Opening spread for National Geographic story Night Gardens, photo edited by Elizabeth Krist, with images by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
Scott Kelby Portrait
Photograph © Scott Kelby
B+H Road Marketing Team member Christian Domecq

  • 30:28: Episode Break
  • 31:34: John Harris: Photographer & Founding Creative Producer, B&H Photography Podcast
  • 34:08: Ron Magill: Photographer, Nikon Ambassador & Communications Director, Miami Zoo
  • 38:46: Michael Mansfield: Photographer & President, Maine Media Workshops + College
  • 42:04: Patricia Beary & Linda Hacker: Photographers & Soho Photo Gallery Board Members
  • 47:22: Erica Price: Freelance Photojournalist & ASMP NY Chapter Board Member
  • 51:31: Brandon Remler: Photographer, Territory Sales Director, FUJIFILM North America
  • 56:52: Dana Glidden: Social Media Team Manager, B&H Photo Video
  • 1:00:47: Ami Vitale: Photographer, Bild Speaker & Nikon Ambassador
  • 1:06:03: David Brommer: Photographer & Master of Ceremonies, B&H Bild

Portrait of John Harris © Amr Alfiky
Delivery Economy © John Harris
Ron Magill with Giraffes
Portrait of Leopard and Cub © Ron Magill
Maine Media Workshops President Michael Mansfield © Terri Lea Smith
Students explore the Maine coast in Maine Media Workshops Digital Photography I course with Terry Abrams.
Soho Photo member Linda Hacker
Abstract view of the Brooklyn Bridge © Linda Hacker
Photographer Erica Price in the field © Patrick Plazzi
2019 Champion Women’s Soccer Team at a Ticker Tape Parade in New York City © Erica Price
FUJIFILM’s Brandon Remler behind the counter © John Haggerty
9/11 Candle Display © Brandon Remler
B+H Social Media Team Manager Dana Glidden
Ami Vitale in the field, Kenya
A wildlife ranger comforts Sudan, the last living male Northern White Rhino, moments before he passed away, March 19, 2018 © Ami Vitale
B+H Director of Large Events, David Brommer
Photograph © David Brommer

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Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: Jill Waterman
Senior Producer: Mike Weinstein
Executive Producer: Shawn C Steiner