As any experienced artist knows, no one becomes rich and famous simply by creating superlative art. The artwork has to be put out into the world for people to see, and this requires the artist to gain expertise in marketing, promotion and sales.
In our deepest, darkest hours, we all come to light. Every single time. But in our sunny days, we all can see the night of our love. When love dies, everything else pales. And we all cry and pray and say strong words.
When I was a teen, it was The Dream. "Mad Men" were alive and well and taking the 7:23 into Grand Central every morning. I was in art school at the time in New York City and the idea of working as an illustrator on Madison Avenue only a few blocks away filled my head.
The art of street and urban landscape photography is often strenuous and lonely, and for the most part unrewarding from a monetary standpoint. So why are these styles so popular among newbies?
It's only natural to want to take better photos and document the experience in order to relive it down the road (and--let's be honest--it's fun to show off a little on Instagram). But not all photos are created equal.
Much has been written about photography since it premiered in the mid-nineteenth century. During its initial run, a camera was merely an inventor's experiment; then it became a wealthy man's toy.
We've all been asked that question: What do you do? And language has a way of confusing matters even more. Specific words and terminology take on a di...
Scroll through the gallery of photos and see how everyday working people's lives are captured in challenging, poignant and often beautiful settings.
The famed photographer with good looks of a male model, or even perhaps Prince Charming, is in fact a real prince. More specifically, His Serene Highness Prince Alexi Lubomirski of Poland. So which came first, the photographer or the Prince?
"I do believe in magic. The magic that happens when I am pointing a camera at life and freeze a few hundredths of a second into an image. Afterwards that image turns into this thing that communicates what I think and feel about the world."
This is the fourth of a series of interviews that focus on Local 829's Scenic Artists' "behind the scenes" talent who sculpt and paint in a variety of ways the sets we see on television, in movies and documentaries, on theater stages, and in the backgrounds of television and internet commercials.