Smolan, a former photojournalist for Time, Life and National Geographic, has built a thriving production company in Sausalito, Calif., called Against All Odds Productions. He released Passage to Vietnam, a photographic book and CD-ROM hailed by the Chicago Sun- Times as “the best CD-ROM ever produced.” Another photo book, “From Alice to Ocean,” covers Robyn Davidson’s 1,700 mile solo trek across the Australian desert. In 1999 Julia Roberts will star in a Disney movie based on the book.
WS: You’ve tackled some remarkably complex projects. How have you been able to manage so many creative people contributing to the final product?
Smolan: My job is to challenge people while giving them a sense...(register to read more)