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EDGE by Christina Storm
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Christina Storm says, "My day job taxes the left side of my brain and the other side keeps nagging me for attention. I devote a significant amount of my time outside of work to creative side projects. Photography is a recurring theme that takes a dominant role as a medium. I shoot digital only and at times I turn a photograph into a digital illustration.

My approach is strongly influenced by my heavily design-focused day job. As a user experience professional, I make user interfaces for products for technical audiences. In photography, I allow my eyes to wander and my mind to process inputs in less linear ways. I love creating worlds that tell a story or evoke a feeling. The feeling of a dream or a particular mood. Every piece follows design principles and is representative of my sense for aesthetics. I am drawn to positive and negative space, form, color, contrast, size and scale.

In this project, my desire is to evoke the feeling of calm and wonder in you. When you view my work, you take a deep breath and admire the colors and the form and listen in on the effect that these have on your mood. You don’t immediately know what you are looking at but the form and the color draws you in. You mood is uplifted. Your brain intrigued. Your heart open. You stand and gaze and let your mind drift. For a short moment, you forget everything else around you."

Christina Storm is a German native from the North Sea cost, about a car hour away from the beautiful city of Hamburg. She has been living in Seattle since 1993, where it's just as beautiful and rainy. With her professional career dedicated to the peculiar place where design meets technology (she is a User Experience Manager at Google), she constantly works on side projects to execute her creative side in different contexts. Photography has been a major focus point, along with graphic design and motion graphics. She uses Instagram (@gruselfilm) as a venue to share her work, meet other photographers and get inspired. 

http://www.ideawarrior.com.
 
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SWAY by Christina Storm
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TOUCH by Christina Storm
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SERENE by Deborah Sfez
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Deborah  Sfez says, "My work mainly focuses on the ups and downs of human existence.

I talk about the experience of existence, partnership, overcoming a sickness, fear of life, beauty of being a woman and the impossibility of being perfect.

Photography, for me, means a creative research. What would a troubled soul wish for, after a after a time of torment, if not tranquility and harmony of Nature?"

EDUCATION:

2004 – 2006    Rakefet Levi School of Theatre Costume Design Tel Aviv

1987    1988    Esmod studies of Fashion Design Paris

1984 - 1987    BA in French and English Literature, Haifa University

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

2018 “Present Perfect Continuous”, Art Number 23, group exhibition, Gallery, London

2018 “Light”, A Smith Gallery, group exhibition, Johnson City, Texas, U.S.A

2018 “Manger”,”Eat”, Group Exhibition Memoire de L'Avenir Gallery P0aris

2018 Group Exhibition, Ein-Hod Gallery Israel

EXHIBITIONS:

2018 “Poetics of Light”, Black Box Gallery, group exhibition, U.S.A

2018 “Portray”, Art Number 23, group exhibition, Gallery, London

2018 Solo Exhibition,“Land of Memory”A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas, U.S.A

2018 Solo Exhibition,“Land of Memory”,Zaritsky Artists House Tel Aviv

2018 "Money Talks" group exhibition Ein-Hod Gallery, Israel

2018 “Underwater”, group exhibition, Millepiani, Rome

2018 "70 anniversary to Zion", group exhibition, Ein-Hod Gallery, Israel

2018 “The Mask”, group exhibition, Millepiani, Rome

2018 'Monochrome', Art Number 23 Gallery,group exhibition, London

2018 “Our Earth” Group Exhibition, Kunsthuis Gallery, Yorkshire

2018 “being Set Free”A Smith Gallery, group exhibition, Johnson City, Texas, U.S.A

2018 “Chair”A Smith Gallery, group exhibition, Johnson City, Texas, U.S.A

2018 “Time Machine” Sehnsucht Galerie, group exhibition, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2018 “Response” A Smith Gallery, group exhibition, Johnson City, Texas, U.S.A

2018 “Politically Correct”, Group Exhibition, Ein-Hod Gallery Israel

2017 “Home-Land” Sehnsucht Galerie, group exhibition, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2017 "Leftovers" Soft Within group exhibition at Prenzlauer Studio Kunst-Kollektiv, Berlin 2017 “Le Voyage” Sehnsucht Galerie, group exhibition, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2017 “Vistas” A Smith Gallery, group exhibition, Johnson City, Texas, U.S.A

2017 “Alternative Facts”, Group Exhibition, Ein-Hod Gallery Israel

2017 Video Installation “The Memory Of Trees”, UNESCO World Humanities conference, Liege, Belgium

2017 “The Clown”, Solo Exhibition, Ein-Hod Gallery Israel

2017 “Not black or white “, Group Exhibition, Ein-Hod Gallery Israel

2017 “Change” Hellerau, Portrait, Group Exhibition, Dresden, Germany

2017 “Place”, Group Exhibition, Montefiore Auction House & Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2017 “Women...Right?”, Group Exhibition Memoire de L'Avenir Gallery Paris

2017 “From The Acrobat & Clone”, Panda Gallery Tel Aviv, Israel

2017 “The Acrobat” Solo Exhibition, House Gallery, Israel


MUSEUMS:

2018 “Yad Vashem”, Jeusalem, visual center archive, “A Journey to Land of Memory” film.

2017 The New Museum of Networked Art Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, Shoah Film Collection

“A Journey to the Land of Memory”

AWARDS:

2017 Finalist, Top Ten, at Portrait Exhibition Photography Award, Hellerau, Dresden,
Germany

2014 PWP - Professional Women Photographer Jurors selection for best portraiture, NY

2014 Short Listed in ASFF Aesthetic Short film Festival for Video “SFEZMATOZOID”
York England

2013 Short Listed in Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art, London

1964    Born and working in Israel.

 http://www.deborah-s-artist.com
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LET THE OTHERS FOLLOW by Ellen Jantzen
FIRST PLACE
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Review by curator Jody Miller, "This beautiful image embodies the idea of a place of solace and beckons the viewer inside the image, with its central "tunnel" of light and soft deep color. It's exquisitely crafted and satisfies the seeker in so many ways. Thanks to Ellen for her lovely work.

Miller asks, "How did you begin making these transformed landscapes?"

Ellen Jantzen says, "I began making my transformed landscapes after moving from Southern California to St. Louis Mo. There is a verdant richness to the landscapes in the Midwest that drew me in. Also the seasonal changes inspired me to document areas over and over throughout the year.

I began this type of transformation (blurring a portion of the image) in order to convey my "feelings" about the state of nature, the nature of trees, and how to express their connection to past, present and future. By obscuring a portion of the image through a veil, I hoped to heighten the remaining reality through discovery and reflection.

Also, specifically addressing ‘Let the Others Follow”, I was metaphorically addressing solace. Where do the stepslead? Who are the followers?"

Miller asks, "What was your initial inspiration for them?"

Jantzen says, "I have always loved trees. Trees teach us about belonging; they remind us that life doesn't need permission to prevail. Trees are sanctuaries. They are seen as powerful symbols of growth,decay and resurrection.

Trees have played a prominent role in many folktales and legends and have been given deep and sacred meanings.

But, a tree's longevity can lull usinto a false sense of immortality.
It is this very impermanence that I long to understand through my photographic explorations. There is an ineffable natural beauty.... too great to be expressed or described in words."

Additional review by curator Susan Spiritus: "I am in complete agreement with Jody Miller regarding her comments and review of Ellen Jantzen’s photograph, “Let the Others Follow”.  At the outset, I must state that my gallery represents Ellen Jantzen’s photographs, which I have long been attracted to and affiliated with., so it is only natural that would respond with positive comments.
Ellen’s work, like that of the old master, Jerry Uelsmann, is flawless and inviting and leaves you wondering. It draws you in and walks you through the photograph. In “Let the Others Follow” one clearly steps into and on to the path, carefully noting the uneven steps along the way. The pathway is clear - we can see the definition of all of the grasses and weeds, but as we progress along the path, our vision becomes cloudy - and the image itself becomes blurry and as we approach the end of the pathway - that which we can see, it continues but we know not where or for how much longer. 
This photograph has always been one of my personal favorites."
http://susanspiritusgallery.com/

Additional review by curator Peter Bennett:
"Exquisite was the word that instantly popped into my head when I first saw
'Let the Others Follow' by Ellen Jantzen. It is a joy indeed when a photographer can both evoke a feeling, in this case Solace, and invite. I will spend the rest of the day wishing I could wander off into this lush
forest to enjoy its quiet and beautiful greenness."
www.citizenoftheplanet.com 

Additional review by Wendi Schneider:
"Ellen’s beautifully finessed photograph invites you into a mystical, verdant universe of serenity. A luminous light lures the viewer to explore another world, beyond the trees that seem to reach to the heavens."
www.wendischneider.com

Additional review by Steve Zmak:
"I’m thrilled to see the cliche vertical motion blur applied in a new and interesting way by combining it with an f/64-sharp landscape, rather than just have it stand alone as a 1-note technique. The combination of focused image with blurred image creates an original composition that is more illustrated fantasy than literal nature. Very clever."
www.SteveZmak.com

Additional review by Fran Forman:
"Over the years, Ellen has developed a beautiful style of landscape photography, encouraging the viewer to stop, look and take a deep breath. Her images portray the serenity in the natural world, so often ignored and overlooked by the commotion and fragmentation of our lives."


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Ellen Jantzen says, "Trees teach us about belonging; they remind us that life doesn't need permission to prevail. Trees are sanctuaries; they provide solace. If we listen closely, we can learn the ancient law of life. They are seen as powerful symbols of growth, decay and resurrection.
They have played a prominent role in many folktales and legends and have been given deep and sacred meanings.

But, a tree's longevity can lull us into a false sense of immortality.
It is this very impermanence that I long to understand through my photographic explorations. There is an ineffable natural beauty.... too great to be expressed or described in words

In this series I am using imagery to convey my "feelings" about the state of nature, the nature of trees, and how to express their connection to past, present and future. By obscuring a portion of the image through a veil, I strive to heighten the remaining reality through discovery and reflection. 

I don’t consider myself a "photographer" but an image-maker, as I create work that bridges the world of photography, prints and collage. As digital cameras began producing excellent resolution, I found my perfect medium. It was a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminated in my current explorations in photo-inspired art using both a camera to capture imagery and a computer to alter, combine and manipulate the pieces.

My work is shown and published internationally:

Recent Awards

2018
FINALIST in One Eyeland's "Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2018"

HONORABLE MENTION in the Digitally Enhanced category of the International Photo Awards for my series "Unexpected Geology"

BEST SERIES - L.A. Photo Curator “Serenity”
SECOND PLACE - L.A. Photo Curator “The Pictorialist Photo”

FINE ART WINNER - Rangefinders 2018 Photography Awards
THE PHOTOGRAPHY GALA AWARDS - has chosen my work to be featured in the 5th

Biennale of Fine Art & Documentary Photography October 4-21, Barcelona Spain

GOLD WINNER in the ANNUAL TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (Fine Art-Special Effects, Professional) for my series, more Coming Into Focus. My work was in the Winners Exhibition at ICA Gallery, Tokyo from May 12-16.

SECOND PLACE WINNER in the ANNUAL TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (Fine Art, Professional) for my series, more Coming Into Focus

HONORABLE MENTION in the 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award honoring women in photography.

HONORABLE MENTION PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris for "Unexpected Geology #1" RUNNER UP in the 11TH POLLUX AWARDS (Digital Manipulation & Collage) for my series

Coming Into Focus

11th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS - Honorable Mention in the Abstract Category for my photo, Synchronized Color and Honorable Mention in the Fine Art Category for my photo, Amplification

SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - my photo, Barrier Relief was Commended in the Enhanced Category and will be published in the accompanying book.

2017
SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR in the International Photography Awards.
1ST PLACE WINNER in the International Photography Awards, Digitally Enhanced Category 3RD PLACE WINNER in the International Chromatic Awards, Professional Abstract Category

HONORABLE MENTIONS for two series (Alternative Process Category) 10th Annual Pollux Awards, juror Julio Hirsch-Hardy managing director of The Gala Awards

HONORABLE MENTION for one series (Fine Arts Category 10th Annual Pollux Awards, juror Julio Hirsch-Hardy managing director of The Gala Awards

RUNNER UP in the 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award honoring women in photography. SHORT LISTED Art Gemini PhotoX Award, exhibition in London, June

2nd PLACE NYC4PA Liquid 2017 Award, juror Debra Klomp Ching NOMINEE (Fine Art Category) Fine Art Photography Awards

3rd PLACE Life-Framer open call, juror Brian Paul Clamp
NOMINEE (Abstract, Professional Category) 10th International Color Awards

FINALIST (Alternative Process Category) 9th Annual Pollux Awards, juror Julio Hirsch-Hardy managing director of The Gala Awards 

Recent Publications/Reviews

2018
DONGA SCIENCE MAGAZINE (Korea) article and interview about my work.

PF MAGAZINE (Dutch Professional Photography Magazine), Interview featuring my "Unexpected Geology" series.

MUSEE MAGAZINE, "Paranoid or Paranormal; A Brief History of Spirit Photography", October 31st issue

VICE article by Jon Feinstein "31 Photographers Capture Ghosts, Witches and Other Other Occult Phenomena"

THE HAND MAGAZINE, Issue #22 CREATIVE QUARTERLY issue 53 Runner Up

WOBNEB MAGAZINE, my photo, "Equilibrium" was chosen for their first inaugural online exhibition titled "Sense of Place".

AINT-BAD MAGAZINE, September issue featuring an interview and selection from my series "Unexpected Geology"

RANGEFINDER MAGAZINE September print edition + online gallery; 2018 Fine Art Winners Gallery

RAGAZINE MAGAZINE Photographer Spotlight, featuring my "Unexpected Geology" series, July-August Issue, Volume 14, #4

F-STOP MAGAZINE #90 Land, Sea, Air Issue (August)

MUSEE MAGAZINE, Weekend portfolio, June 24

F-STOP MAGAZINE #89 The Altered Image Issue (June)

EDGE OF HUMANITY MAGAZINE "Like A Ghost/The Forests' Roles, Depletion & The Impact on Humankind" (April)

AESTHETICA MAGAZINE feature on my "Unexpected Geology" series. (April)
UNUM MAGAZINE, Feature article about my work (April)
F-STOP MAGAZINE The Beautiful Issue
FAITH IS TORMENT MAGAZINE "Coming Into Focus: Photos by Ellen Jantzen" (January) THE HAND MAGAZINE, Issue #19

2017

BETA Developments in Photography MAGAZINE, 24 page spread with my photo “To Have and Have Not” as the cover image

SANTA FE ARTS JOURNAL, November 17th issue "In The Studio with Ellen Jantzen" MUSEE MAGAZINE, Weekend portfolio, November 10th
THE HAND MAGAZINE, Issue #17, July. Featuring work from Mudras Exhibition.
F-STOP MAGAZINE, Issue #83 dedicated to color photography. Interview by Cary Benbow

GUP MAGAZINE (Guide to Unique Photography) published a portfolio of my work from "Coming Into Focus" - March 28

YALE UNIVERSITY RADIO, Half hour interview about my work with Brainard Carey online at: http://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/ellen-jantzen/

UNDEREXPOSED MAGAZINE, Dedicated to women photographers. Interview, March 11th THE INTERNATIONAL 

PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL, 5, Manifest Gallery's award-winning juried publication of contemporary photography and photo-based works of art 

web: http://www.ellenjantzen.com/
https://www.artsy.net/artist/ellen-jantzen
facebook.com/ellen.jantzen
twitter.com/#!/FissionFoto
www.instagram.com/ellenjantzen/
representation: http://susanspiritusgallery.com/
http://www.brunodavidgallery.com/
http://www.qlickeditions.com/
https://www.editionone.gallery/
 
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REMAINING A MYSTERY by Ellen Jantzen
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EMBRACEABLE ME by Eva Weiss
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Eva Weiss says "My work has focused on the gay and lesbian performance community.

The photograph Embraceable Me is from Peggy Shaw's solo monologue entitled Ruff. The portraits of Fort Pond Bay are a place that is a continual source of Solace for me."

Eva Weiss is an internationally exhibited and published fine art photographer. Her original images have often been described as classical, theatrical, and dreamlike.

Eva grew up in Philadelphia and received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1971.

Eva's work has been exhibited and published internationally since 1972. She received a Creative Arts Program Services Grant in 1976. Her creative collaboration with Split Britches performance troupe - Peggy Shaw - Lois Weaver - Deb Margolin- has been exhibited extensively in
NYC, Amsterdam, and London. 1984- 2015

Eva has been photographing the Gay and Lesbian community for over thirty years. Creating a body of work that focuses on performance artists on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Lois Weaver - Peggy Shaw- Holly Hughes - Carmelita Tropicana - David Cale- Lisa Kron-Deb
Margolin. This work has appeared on three book covers Butch/Femme 1995. Intimate Acts 1997. And Must 2008. A complete body of her work on Lois Weaver - including the back and front cover - will appear in the definitive book on the artist. The Only Way Home is Through the Show. It includes images from a thirty five year photographic collaboration with performance artist, writer, and director Lois
Weaver.

A series of Ms. Weiss’s photographs of lesbian performers will be included in the Julia Margaret Cameron exhibit in Barcelona Spring
2019.

www.evaweissphotography.com
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FORT POND BAY 2 by Eva Weiss
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MONTAUK FORT POND BY 1 by Eva Weiss
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GUARDIAN ANGEL by Harry Longstreet
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Harry Longstreet says, "No one just takes up space. The human condition is an entire canvas of thoughts, emotions and reactions to circumstances. In my photography I try to capture the truth about diverse people and how they live and reflect their respective spaces.

My subjects never know they’ve been photographed. I don’t set-up or pose any shot and never employ anything but available light."

Career Highlights:

New York Center for Photographic Art- “Humans” – First Place-2018
Fusion Art Gallery - Black & White”-Best in Show-2018
Franke Tobey Jones-Senior Art Show-First Place Photography-2017
LA Photo Curator- “Senses Working Overtime”-First Place-2017
Allegany National Photography Competition-Second Place (Black & White)-2017 Washington State Juried Art Competition-First Place (Photography)-2017 Stories of Music Volume 2 –January 2017
LAPhoto Curator-“Hometown”-Honorable Mention-December 2016 Emerald Art Center Autumn Exhibition-Bronze Medal-2016 Fusion Art “Colorful Abstractions”-Second Place-2016
Fusion Art “Cityscapes”-Second Place, Photography-2016
Creative Quarterly-100 Best Annual Edition 2015
Franke Tobey Jones Art Center-Third Place Photography-October 2015 Creative Quarterly 41-Winner Professional Photography-Winter Edition 2015 Creative Quarterly-100 Best Annual Edition -2014
Focus at the Delaplaine - Juried Exhibit-Third Place-November 2014
Art Ascent-Distinguished Artist-October 2014
Creative Quarterly 37-Winner-Professional Photography-Fall-Winter 2014 Best of Show-Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition-January 2014 Creative Quarterly33-Winner-Professional Photography-Winter Edition 2014 6th International Photographic Salon Varna-Gold FIAP Medal (Monochrome Photography)-June 2013

www.harrylongstreet.com
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JUST A GAME by Harry Longstreet
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SCARY ROCK by Harry Longstreet
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DAY DREAM by Jane Gottlieb
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Jane Gottlieb says, "I have been expressing my joy of art with paint, shapes and colors since I was very young.  
I started as a painter, evolved into a photographer, and eventually began hand-painting on my Cibachrome prints over 35 years ago.  Before Photoshop I found this way to express a new magical reality with the vivid, saturated and unrealistic colors that I painted into each photographic print..

For the past 25 years I have been scanning my one-of-a-kind hand-painted prints and my library of 35mm Kodachrome color transparencies taken over the last 45 years. 

I love to paint, collage and enhance them with Photoshop, creating my own idyllic world! 

I produce archival museum quality chromogenic prints, archival glossy canvas artworks, and my favorite 
new archival digital medium: dye sublimation printing on aluminum. 

My art has been shown worldwide in many solo exhibitions including:Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio; 
Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA; Laguna Art Museum, CA; Petersen Automotive Museum, LA, CA;
LA County Natural History Museum, CA; Monterey Museum of Art, CA; Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NYC, NY; 
L’Image Gallery, Rome, Italy; Louis Stern Gallery, West Hollywood, CA; Wall Space, Santa Barbara, CA.  

I have also been included in countless group exhibits and Art Fairs around the world over the last 30 years,
and collected by museums, foundations, corporations and individuals worldwide. Numerous magazine articles,
magazine and book covers, two museum exhibition catalogues and two books have been published of my art, 
Garden Tales and Car Tales.  

Recently I have had the honor of being asked to install my art in many wonderful public spaces on exhibit for 10 years:

In 2013 I installed more than 70 large art works at the UCLA Law Library and UCLA Anderson School of Management, including a commissioned 5'x10' piece.
I also installed an show of my “Joy Rides” series printed on aluminum at the Car Museum in Oxnard CA.

In 2014 I installed 20 new very large artworks printed on aluminum at the UCSB Gervirtz Graduate 
School of Education.  

In 2015 I created the First Vertical Art Gallery at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health: I got a drab eight story stairway freshly painted bright white, fortunately it had good lighting & I filled it with my large artworks. This is about encouraging people to make a healthy choice and use the stairs instead of the 
elevators, and of course being drawn into the stairwell by my exciting art exhibit!

In 2016 I installed 15 more large artworks at the UCLA Young Graduate Library, in a huge first floor study hall!

In 2017 I installed another 15 artworks in the UCSB English Dept building & I had the inaugural exhibit at a new special art gallery at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden entitled  “Jane Gottlieb Fantasy Gardens”.

In 2018 I had a 4 month exhibition entitles “Jane Gottlieb Photographs France” at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB!!"
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DAY DREAM ROMANCE by Jane Gottlieb
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EASY LIVING by Jane Gottlieb
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AMEN 80x64, 2018 by Karen Amy Finkel Fishof
When we gather together to pray for peace, it is appropriate to say, “Amen.”
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Karen Amy Finkel Fishof says, "By pushing the boundaries of conventional black and white photography, I produce large scale, life size, one-of-a-kind photograms, using a variety of techniques, creating imagery as no one has done before.

Photograms provide the medium I need to tell my stories. Through them, I can express ideas about society and mass media. I love the creative process of these works, from the exposure to the development. The magic of seeing the image appear when the photo paper is placed in the chemistry, knowing it was a moment captured with no negative. I relish the anticipation in the darkroom of seeing how various objects live in the light and how light wraps around them and capturing that living dance on 2D, still, photo paper.

I am influenced by all artistic mediums including interior design, film, music, fashion and social media. I've worked in all these areas professionally, and draw from their current trends. The photogram process, the way I'm doing it, allows me to collage these areas together into one cohesive image statement.

Photograms are a kind of camera-less photography. I consider it drawing with light. It gives me the strong imagery and narrative, with hidden subtleties. Unlike conventional photography, each piece is a one-of-a-kind, like a painting.

All persons and objects serve a double role. Not only are they instruments in imagery, but also declare a statement about the medium itself. We are forced to recognize a new aspect of the person or object touching the surface, the form itself.

 There is a presence that remains of the people and objects, sort of like when you see the hand prints on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame". You know that the person had physical contact with the paper, unlike conventional photography or portraiture.

The work also makes one cognizant of the relationship we have with objects. We almost always have an object in our hands, whether it be a phone, pen, fork, cup, remote control, gun, bible or flowers. We are dependent on them and they define us.

Recent Photograms depict my journey into adulthood exploring themes of religion, parenting and life in a Los Angeles community."

Born in the Bronx, NY, Karen was heavily influenced by the NY art scene, hanging out in clubs with Andy Warhol and Keith Haring in the 80’s. She apprenticed under artist, Marylyn Dintenfass and was greatly influenced by her thematic color schemes and work practice. Karen attended Syracuse University as a painting major, where she received a BFA in painting including a year abroad at St. Martins School of Art, London, UK, where she first started creating photograms under the same professors that worked with Gilbert and George and showing her paintings in New York.

Karen has been working as a painter, photographer, window dresser and graphic designer creating window designs for Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Dress Barn Stores and major music labels as well as design for licensed products for Kraft Foods, Simon Malls, Crayola, Nickelodeon, Imax, Cartoon Network and Gameboy after receiving a second degree in Graphic Design.

“I am influenced by all artistic mediums including interior design, film, music, fashion and social media. I've worked in all these areas professionally, and draw from their current trends. My artistic process, allows me to collage these areas together into one cohesive statement and image.”

Currently, Karen has been active in the Los Angeles Arts District, exhibiting frequently and pushing the boundaries of conventional black and white photography, producing large scale, life size, on-of-a-kind photograms using a variety of techniques, creating imagery as no one has done before. She has also bent the norms on the traditional “rectangle on the wall” by creating unique, 3D modular art.

Some of her most brilliant and exclusive works remain in private and corporate collections.

“Seeing your work installed at this exhibition meant more to me than the digital submission; I liked it even more.”

 - Edward Goldman – Art Critic, National Public Radio & Huffington Post
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Karen Amy Finkel Fishof – CV

EDUCATION

BFA SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Major PAINTING, Minor PHOTOGRAPHY

St. Martin's School of Art, London, England - Semester Abroad

SUNY Purchase - Summer Art Courses

Certification in Computer Arts, SUNY WCC - Center for Digital Arts - GPA 3.96

EXHIBITIONS

 2018
"Snap To Grid", Group Show
LACDA, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
"Fabric Expo", Art Fair
The Reef, Los Angeles, CA
"Brand 46, National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper", Group Show
Brand Library and Art Center, Burbank, CA
"Art in LA Affair", Art Fair
AC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2017
"You Are Punk", Group Show
The Vast Lab, Los Angeles, CA
"Art From The Other Side", Group Show
Angel City Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
"The Grow Show", Group Show
ArtHouse. NYC, New York, NY
"Los Angeles Based Film and Chemistry Photo Artists", Group Show
Downtown Photo Collective, Los Angeles, CA DTLA
​"That Blitz Mentality", Group Show
Wallspace, Los Angeles, CA

2016
"Perimeter II", Group Show
Art Share LA, Los Angeles, CA DTLA

2003
"Digital Festival", group show
Jewish Enrichment Center, New York, NY

2000
"Acrylic on Wood", Group Show
Westchester Art Workshop Gallery, Peekskill, NY

COLLECTIONS:

National Reinsurance
Los Angeles, CA & Dallas, TX offices
& Private Collections

FinkeLand.com

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FISH OF ONE DAY by Karen Amy Finkel Fishof
Inspired by the Matisyahu song of the same title, “One Day” celebrates the day we will all live in peace.
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PROTEST photogram 100x64 by Karen Amy Finkel Fishof
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Image: Protest photogram 100x64:
What was going through the minds of the women at the Women's March? Why were they there? Did they have a common purpose or did they come for different reasons? This work explores those questions.
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BLISS by Katherine Richmond
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Katherine Richmond says, "I took up photography when I was a teen, borrowing my fathers 35mm camera. Since the early beginnings, I am attracted to nature, portraits, nautical, still life, documentary and in recent years abstract photography. As a child growing up, our family visited the North shore of Massachusetts every summer, and since 1984 I’ve made it my home. Living near the ocean has had a large influence on my life growing up and as an adult.

Exploring and experimenting are my nature. During these moments I think about what the physics of the situation at play could be while I’m shooting. It is this way of thinking, and pushing the boundaries of our own limitations that I discover what might be possible and then capture it with the technology available today.

With my photographs, I strive to bring viewers the world of light and expression —those fleeting moments, which are physically impossible to be seen with the human eye. These moments are powerful, and peaceful. They are ageless emotional expressions, from a four year old to a grown adult, it is a similar experience.

This series "Splash" looks like a feeling of peace, a joyful transcendence to a space in time where the mindset is suspended of all intellectual thought and afterwards a renewed sense of fulfillment occurs. 

I have been shooting the ocean in many ways for years. This time I set out to capture people in the ocean surf. I have been in and around the surf and waves my entire life. So, I began searching for people who were open to being in that freeing space captured in those brief moments. They were unaware of my presence, which enabled me to photograph them candidly.

My photographs represent blissful moments. You could call it a spiritual moment in time. For the individuals in the surf it’s their love of the feeling of water, how it collides, surrounds them, and lifts them from their weight emotionally and physically. Water has been and always will be a source for comfort in one form or another. 

Through my photographs people may gain awareness and feel what’s possible for themselves when they are in any kind of experience with water. Most of all I hope they gain enjoyment from seeing my subjects enjoying their experiences with water.

Since 1993 I have participated in juried competitions and exhibitions. Up to now I have won eighteen awards, thirteen are placements from international photographic competitions.(IPA Awards, NDAwards, International Color Awards) My photos have appeared in three separate publications and are in many private collections across the country."


Memberships Include:   

The Griffin Museum Winchester MA 
 
Photographic Resource Center Boston University
                                                                     
SeArts (Society for the Encouragement of Arts on Cape Ann Mass) 

Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado 

The Los Angles Center of Photography 

Published:

Yankee Magazine 

Vermont Gazetteer Magazine  Cover Photo 

Design New England Magazine Contributing Photographer 

Instagram: @katherine_richmond_artist
@katherine.richmond.ocean

www.KatherineRichmondPhotography.com
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ELATION by Katherine Richmond
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TRANSCENDENCE by Katherine Richmond
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GRANDMOTHERS LOVE by Kayla O'Neal
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Kayla O'Neal says, "My grandmother has taught me that even through the difficulties of life there are always things that can bring you peace.  She found that tranquility and comfort through her love of animals, and she passed that onto me.  This series of photos show the solace of animals in how the interact with humans, each other, and how they can be at ease just existing."

Kayla O’Neal is a Masters of Fine Arts candidate in drawing and illustration at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. She earned her BFA from Southern Arkansas University in Game, Animation, and Simulation Design in Magnolia, Arkansas where she also served as an art instructor in the summer of 2017 for the annual Game Development Camp.

O’Neal interned as a photographer through the Disney College Program. Her writing has been published in TeenInk, Emergence, and The Friend magazines. Cecity and Southern Belle are O’Neal’s current webcomics. She works in the art of storytelling and is passionate about creating worlds, whether it be through writing or various mediums of art.
 
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SIMPLE JOYS by Kayla O'Neal
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SISTERS by Kayla O'Neal
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AS SUMMER FADES by Kayla Story
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Kayla Story says, "I see the work I make as a response to distance. I grew up in a single parent military household with no father in sight, moving every two years to a new city and a new community. This near constant rearranging of surroundings often left me isolated and ultimately I began to look at, and preserve images of, the people around me as a way to connect. Somehow this process became a tool for understanding the psychological experiences we all commonly struggle with as individuals.

As I have grown as an artist the practice of photography, printmaking, and paper, has continued to enable me to explore a collective narrative of human struggle, nostalgia, and depth of the emotional landscape.

Everything we are is a construction, but I think it would be naive to think it is a random construction. There is an essential nature to the kind of mythology created through the elaborate work the mind does to build meaning, belief, and self from the constant onslaught of experience and social or cultural standards. I am fascinated by the way a person’s memory is influenced and augmented and how these inevitably unfixed versions of history become the basis for projecting who we are. For me, it is crucial to explore how every individual is shaped by the external world around us, some of which we choose and much of which we don’t."

Milan Kundra, writes in The Unbearable Lightness of Being,  “The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground. But…The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?” My work embraces this same dissonance created by the interpretation of experiences either present or absent in a life. I aim to explore the makeup of our separate realities and how those realities play into the building of the communities we are currently bound by as well as the ones we dream to create. 

Growing up on more than a few military bases, Kayla Story’s work focuses on the complexity and inconsistency of individual perception in the process of constructing who we are based on our experiences of people, places, and culture. She is an MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin - Madison working in photography, printmaking, and installation, and received a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2011. She currently teaches Intro to Digital Technologies in the Foundations Program of the Art Department at UW Madison. Recently, she has also been awarded multiple scholarships to summer workshops on the photographic portrait and storytelling at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. Her current stream of research and resulting body of work on the topic of fatherlessness has been supported by the Madison Arts Commission as well as by the Overture Center for the Arts. Kayla’s work has also been reviewed and exhibited by The Arts and Literature Laboratory (Madison, WI), Aint-Bad, Wally Douma Student Art Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), Indestructible Energy Zine (London, UK), Slideluck (Austin, TX), and Rum Magazine (Graz, Austria).

www.kaylastory.com
the@kaylastory.com
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EAT YOUR CAKE by Kayla Story
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IN TIMES OF NEED TO SHARE A BED by Kayla Story
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COOL MOMENT ON A HOT BERMUDIAN DAY by Kristen Powell
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Kristen Powell says, "I am interested in our ability to gain intuitive knowledge from the visual world around us. Influence of this stems from hyperawareness- the act of absorbing information through a perspective that enhances ordinary observation.

My photographs act as notes to recall the ambivalent surface of this experience while re-contextualizing visual languages to easily manipulate metaphoric information. This process outlines a way to instinctively collect and share these symbols alluding to self-reflection and personal growth. I believe what sets me apart from others would be my interest in collecting moments that others easily overlook… whether this is curating a series of random images to compose a quick narrative on the spot, or capturing a new perspective of a mundane object. 

Originally from Coventry, CT I am currently residing in Boston, MA. I attended the Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Boston) and graduated with a BFA in photography with a minor in art history in 2016. Among the class of 2018, I finished graduate school and earned a Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston at Tufts University.

For the Summers of 2017 and 2018, I began teaching drawing and digital photography at Boston College High School. In the present, I am close to completing a Post Graduate Teaching Fellowship at the SMFA Boston in digital photography."

Career Highlights:

Art Institute of Boston Centennial Scholarship Award 2012
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston at Tufts University Merit Scholarship Award 2016
Anderson Ranch Arts Center Summer Workshop Scholarship 2017
LenScratch Feature : For Freedoms, On Borders 2017
Boston Voyager Meet the Artist Feature 2018
First Solo Exhibition : " Forged Recollections " Uncovering Marty - New England School of Photography 2018

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LEAN ON ME by Kristen Powell
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SECRET PRIVATE LIBRA by Kristen Powell
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CACTUS by Lorraine Meyers
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Lorraine Meyers says, "I am a Southern California based photographer. I struggle with Bipolar Disorder. It is unsurprisingly, a particularly violent mode of existence.

Naturally, I often contemplate, even lust for solace. I take it any place that it is offered freely. In my experience where I find it most often is through the process of creating art. It has become the single still point in a life otherwise defined by constant shifts. It is for me as spiritual an experience as it one of refuge. 

I think my images invoke a more central theme of solace by placing an emphasis on the natural world. As a personal interpretation; the natural world symbolizes the juxtaposition of chaos and complete order. I find comfort in this duality. More broadly, I think nature can invoke a group consciousness, as well as a smallness. In the eyes of the natural world there is no discrimination between the social constructs we create, or the practical matters we invent. There only is, or there is not. 

I am a twenty three year old student with a passion for visual art in all its mediums, and an unfortunate mental illness. I have no formal training or experience, and yet here I am."
 
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KOI by Lorranine Meyers
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