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BLCast, Episode 4 – An Interview With Ivan Makarov

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Ivan Makarov

Ivan Makarov

Welcome to Episode 4 of BLCast, the official podcast of

Ivan Makarov has become a well-known name in the tight community of photographers on Google+. He’s the man behind the Plus One Collection, a compilation of images from photographers who’ve made Google+ their preferred social network. He’s also the driving force behind the new Plus One Magazine, for which photographers have submitted hundreds of images.

Profile of San Francisco

Profile of San Francisco

Thing is, Ivan is a pretty amazing photographer himself. His black and white work is truly astonishing, and a must for any fan of the genre. A while back, I caught up with Ivan Makarov and sat down to chat with him about his photography, the Plus One Collection, and a curious story of a man in two Russian cities.

Ivan’s website is at He can also be found on Twitter and on Google+.

Park Pobedy Station, Study 1

Park Pobedy Station, Study 1

You can listen to the podcast right here via the embedded player, or you can subscribe to the BLCast feed in iTunes here:

Android users (and iOS/RSS users using third-party podcasting apps), we have a feed for you too:

All images courtesy and copyright © Ivan Makarov.


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Sohail Mamdani is a writer and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+. You can find his portfolio on his website at as well as on 500px and Flickr.

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