Visit The Huffington Post to check out my story, Michael Crouser: The Real Deal out on the Mountain Ranch. This photographer has been photographing eight ranching families for the past eight years out in western Colorado.
Visit Huffington Post to check out my story, Photographer Rick Ashley: Altering Perceptions through Portraiture. This photographer has been photographing his brother-in-law with Down syndrome since 1975, and most recently has been working on a series of staged portraits with him.
“The great challenge is how to make smart, intelligent art that can speak to everybody.” ~Vik Muniz
This quotes comes from the interview that I did with Vik Muniz when he visited Boston a few years back. It appears in my book Instant Connections. He is one of my favorite contemporary artists. The image below is an original Polaroid 20×24 of Freud’s profile in Ham by Vik Muniz. It is in our personal collection.
It’s finally here! My book, Instant Connections: Essays and Interviews on Photography is now available. Published by Boston-based Doolittle Press, this book includes essays, interviews, poems and quotes about photography. Most of what you will find in this book is coming from my own point of view––that of someone who was a photographer and who is now a collector, educator and gallery owner.
I never in a million years imagined that I would write a book. I have to give thanks to my wife who got me motivated to write and to my editor Debbie Hagan who pushed me to make each and every essay the best it could be.
In the world of photography, I have primarily been a giver. I give my time reviewing portfolios, mentoring students and emerging artists. As a gallery owner, I spend a lot of time promoting the artists that I represent––helping them to build their network, and grow as artists.
You will like this book if you like or can relate to:
Photography, Art and Galleries
People who want to be photographers
People who ARE photographers
People who write about photography
People who went to art or photography school
People who are self-taught artists
People who want a behind the scenes look at the photography industry
People who know the importance of having a personal network of friends and connections
People who have had a mentor and it has changed their lives
Click on the book cover or visit Amazon.com or as soon as you can, or contact any one of your local independent bookstores and buy a copy through them.
I will thank you the next time I see you. Maybe I can help you make an ‘Instant Connection’. All you have to do is ask.