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This is Matthew Swaggart - HoldFast Gear

This is Oklahoma

On this episode I chatted with owner of HoldFast Gear. Matthew born and raised in Baton Rouge moved to Tulsa to study at ORU. Where he met his wife and now lives in Bigsby. Matthew was a graphic designer and became a photographer after college, specifically wedding photography. He noticed a gap in the market for high end leather camera straps that as well as being important for back support also had a fashion element to them. He'd show up to his weddings dressed like he was supposed to be there. Not like most photographers dressed in all black. Because he was dress appropriately he fit in and subsequently looked more professional doing his job. However, at that time he's still wearing a black camera strap and in his words " looked like a swat team member " So he created a leather camera strap named "The Money Maker" It took off and the business was born, now selling more and more products and branching out HoldFast Gear sells and makes all its products in the USA. Assembles all the camera straps at their shop in Bigsby and ships all over the world. With stores in Asia, Europe and Australia this little company has a huge footprint in the photography industry and continues to thrive. Check out their website www.holdfastgear.com and on Instagram @holdfastgear Thank you Matt for your time. #thisisoklahoma 

30mins

8 Jun 2020

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077: Holdfast (Matthew Swaggart) - Why Timing Is Important

Mistakes Make Magic

On this episode of Mistakes Make Magic, we're featuring Holdfast's visionary Matthew Swaggart. Timing is everything in life. For Matthew, his timing couldn't have been more perfect for the invention and creation of the Holdfast product line. If you've ever seen a photographer wearing those harness-like leather straps at a session or event, Swaggart is responsible for the aesthetic and creation of this design. What started as two belts fastened together turned into a product that has revolutionized how photographers handle and carry their gear. In this episode you'll hear all about: * Why timing is important * What to do when competition creeps in * How to protect your design and your brand  * Where Holdfast employs all its workers  * How to trust your intuition when you see a need for a product * Realizing a vision

47mins

21 Jan 2020

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Matthew Swaggart - HoldFast Gear

How That Happened

Matthew Swaggart is a photographer, designer, and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HoldFast Gear. HoldFast Gear is a high-quality leather goods outfitter originally tailored to the photography industry. Matthew fell in love with photography at an early age and started his career as a professional wedding photographer. It was during this time that he saw a need for a camera strap that offered the ability to hold multiple cameras while providing a polished, professional look. Thus, the Money Maker was created. In this episode, Matthew tells the HoldFast Gear story and discusses the power of passion and work ethic in business, and his emphasis on quality in developing new, timeless pieces.  For additional show notes, visit http://www.hogantaylor.com/how-that-happened-episode-7 Copyright 2019 HoganTaylor LLP. All Rights Reserved. To view the HoganTaylor general terms & conditions, visit www.hogantaylor.com        

58mins

7 Oct 2019

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Matthew Swaggart founder of @holdfastgear | It looks good and it makes sense.

Art of Visuals Podcast

From having little regard for photography to a successful entrepreneur, selling Luxury handcrafted camera straps. Say hello to Matthew Swaggart, founder of @holdfastgear. A global company based out of Oklahoma, USA. That he started with the sweat off his back and money he earned through wedding photography.

44mins

21 Sep 2018

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Matthew Swaggart founder of @holdfastgear | It looks good and it makes sense.

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From having little regard for photography to a successful entrepreneur, selling Luxury handcrafted camera straps. Say hello to Matthew Swaggart, founder of @holdfastgear. A global company based out of Oklahoma, USA. That he started with the sweat off his back and money he earned through wedding photography. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

44mins

21 Sep 2018