Reuben Radding | Humans and Music – Ep.71

“I looked back on my life and was like, I’ve done a lot of tearing down, a lot of dismantling of my life to move on to something else and grow, and I thought maybe I don’t need to do that…” Reuben Radding’s path to photography can be traced through his love of music. He dropped out of High School to play music and to be with a community that got him away from his abusive father, who was also a musician. Music brought him to New York City in the early 90’s where he played at the Knitting Factory, which would eventually lead to his love of photographing in New York. There were times when Reuben tried to break-up with music by pursuing writing, but he would always come back to music. Even now, Reuben judges his photographic compositions the way he would a musical composition, by how well it organically all comes together. We talk about all of this and more, including how Reuben ended up writing for porn magazines and testing software for Microsoft on this episode of Real Photo Show. This episode sponsored by the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography, Video, & Related Media – Charles Traub, Chair. Links: Visit @realphotoshow on Twitter/IG/FB