SamyRoad recently made a creator video on Grado and me. Use your eyes above!
CNN and Great Big Story recently visited and, with an incredible turn-around time, released a video about how family traditions have been with Grado since 1953. It's much appreciated!
Back in the Fall I answered questions for a feature in MusoTrees Magazine's second issue, and a print of it just arrived yesterday. I was grateful for them thinking of me in the first place, but seeing how large a spread they dedicated to my photography and pictures of my face made my week (and made my mom proud, so it's an automatic win).
Print only - MusoTrees Issue #2
I was eating dinner with my parents when I got an email from Instagram. They said they've been fans of my family and wanted to know if I'd like to be interviewed for a story. To put this calmly, I was honored and it was a nice way to end 2015. We spoke about everything from photography to how I started at Grado. You can see some embeds below or read the whole interview here.
Growing up, Jonathan Grado (@jongrado) kept his dad’s profession to himself. “It kind of became this thing where I didn’t tell anyone about it,” says the 24-year-old New York native. So what was the big family secret? Audio equipment. Launched by Joseph Grado (Jonathan’s uncle) out of his home in 1953, the goal of Grado Labs (@gradolabs) was to create high-quality phonograph cartridges. In 1991, they began making headphones, which have since become a cult favorite among audiophiles — impressive considering the business hasn’t used advertising since 1964. “We came out with a new line of headphones in the summer of 2014. When Christmas came, we were nine weeks back-ordered,” says Jonathan. “Fortunately, we’re still that busy. We’ve just gotten more efficient.” Photo by @jongrado
I was asked by photographer Dominique James to do a Q&A with him about photography and more. The photography layout Dominique did of my photos is better than I could have ever done. You can use your eyes here. Fun fact: I spoke about my dads mustache too.