My Podcast Interview by Melissa Niu of

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I had the honor to be interviewed by Melissa Niu of in Las Vegas recently. Melissa asked me about Retouching Academy, so I had a chance to talk a little bit about where it all started and what we are all about.

Julia Kuzmenko & Dave Cross | Photofocus Podcast 4/25/14

Some links that Melissa and I mentioned in the podcast:

Retouching Academy –
My portfolio –


If you don’t know who Melissa Niu is – she is the super woman behind the Framed Show and [Framed] Awards  and also

Julia Kuzmenko Mckim interview by Melissa Niu

Julia Kuzmenko Mckim & Dave Cross interviewed by Melissa Niu



It was a fun and loud Vegas night right after WPPI.

My Fstoppers colleagues, my dear friends Jaron Schneider and Zach Sutton were there, and I got to meet and hang out with a few amazingly talented people that night – Aaron Nace and David J. Crewe Photography of PhlearnRenee Robyn and, well, Melissa Niu herself.

Here are some pictures from that night :)


It all started decent: Melissa interviewing Aaron for PhotoFocus

It all started decent: Melissa interviewing Aaron for PhotoFocus


Zach Sutton playing with a brand new $30K Hasselblad


Aaron Nace and my Sugar Skull sticker on his notebook


And then things got a little wild as the night progressed


Some ketchup on Aaron’s burger

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