The True Meaning of BSing

Sean K = me, Sean Kneese. I originally started this podcast as simply a space for traditional interviews with artists and other creative types. As I started bringing on increasing numbers of diverse guests, the show organically developed its own theme: I converse with people who think and live outside the box and are pursuing their creative and intellectual passions. They are non-conformists: people who go against the grain and follow their own path. I also like to provide a platform for opinions that aren't often heard in the mainstream media, and prefer to keep a conversational feel to my interviews. I enjoy talking to all different kinds of people from all walks of life and I hope that my podcast can show that we all have more in common than we think, even if it might not always seem that way on the surface.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Episode 120: Discussing Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and more with Multimedia Artist and Photographer Katelyn Kopenhaver

In this episode of BS’ing with Sean K, Sean Kneese talks to photographer and multimedia artist Katelyn Kopenhaver. One of her projects is: “She was Last Seen”, where she spray paints: SHE WAS LAST SEEN (a statement often written in news articles related to missing persons cases) on mattresses she finds on the street. Kopenhaver attacks these mattresses aggressively, takes a momento, and discards them - paralleling the dark reality experienced by victims of violent crime. As of late, Katelyn has placed mattresses in site specific locations contingent upon historical areas of crime and abuse. Kopenhaver also has a strong interest in the notorious Jeffrey Epstein case and created a banner that reads “Epstein is the Worst Kind of Virus” which she has displayed at various locations relevant to the case. Within photography, Kopenhaver considers herself a blend between an anthropologist and a journalist - sometimes making photographs and sometimes seeing photographs. Portraiture especially holds a unique and special place because of the collaboration it entails of photographer, camera, and subject. Kopenhaver has been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally, including Metal Magazine, Article 22, Pen + Brush, The Brooklyn Rail, and ABC News. Her photography clients include Netflix, New York Magazine, Interview Magazine, Culture Trip, Havas Group, and others. Kopenhaver graduated from SVA in 2016 where she studied photography. She is originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in New York, New York.

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