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Charleston Reservist to appear on Kelly Clarkson Show

Muralist, painter, street artist and 315th Airlift Wing Reservist, Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, combat photojournalist with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron at JB Charleston, South Carolina, used his creative talent and public affairs training to win 2018 Air Force Photographer of the Year and first place in the 2018 Military Visual Awards portrait category.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, combat photojournalist with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, works on meal-ready-to-eat coffee watercolor paintings April. 23, 2019, in a deployed location. Lundborg continues to explore new avenues to express his artistic interest on duty and as a civilian. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

Muralist, painter, street artist and 315th Airlift Wing Reservist, Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, combat photojournalist with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron at JB Charleston, South Carolina, used his creative talent and public affairs training to win 2018 Military Photographer of the Year and first place in the 2018 Military Visual Awards portrait category.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, combat photojournalist with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, displays meal-ready-to-eat coffee watercolor paintings April. 23, 2019, in a deployed location. Lundborg continues to explore new avenues to express his artistic interest on duty and as a civilian. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

Muralist, painter, street artist and 315th Airlift Wing Reservist, Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, combat photojournalist with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron at JB Charleston, South Carolina, used his creative talent and public affairs training to win 2018 Military Photographer of the Year and first place in the 2018 Military Visual Awards portrait category.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, combat photojournalist with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, sets up his camera equipment Dec. 6, 2018, on a flightline. Lundborg prepared for a mission rehersal while on a mission overseas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt Christopher Hibben)

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. --

Staff Sergeant Corban Lundborg, a reserve combat photojournalist with the 4th Combat Camera Squadron, will appear on The Kelly Clarkson Show Tuesday, Nov. 5.

On the show, Lundborg and Clarkson will discuss his work as an artist and how it ties to the military.

On a recent deployment to Africa, Lundborg, an artist outside of the Air Force Reserve, completed a series of paintings using coffee found in a military MREs (Meal, Ready to Eat – military field rations). His coffee art will be featured on the show.

According to Lundborg, he “sought to create a unique illustration series inspired by his time in the region.”

“When facing a challenge, I would encourage others to seek the opportunity in the difficulty,” Lundborg said in an earlier interview about his creative inspirations. “Hard times are just a foundation to greatness.”
Samples of Lundborg’s coffee art can be seen here,



The Kelly Clarkson Show airs on NBC at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.