There's something really great about being able to celebrate the success of fellow artists. I love surrounding myself with people from all walks of life and especially people who can do just that - support and motivate each other. Truthfully, I don't think I would have pushed as hard and survived being a photographer in New York if I didn't have this kind of support system. So today I would like to acknowledge the achievements of two individuals who have crossed my path and become friends and partners in crime.
Mandy Demuth is a fellow photographer and expat, hauling from the lovely land of Belgium. I met her through another fine Belgian, Antoon Taghon of Uptown Fine Art Printing Studio, my go-to for all printing needs, hands-down. But that's another blog post. VIW wrote a feature on Mandy and her blossoming photography career in New York. I don't actually get to photograph other photographers a lot, so I jumped on the opportunity to collaborate.
James Farrell came to me in need of new head shots promoting his appearance in the new TNT show Public Morals. If you haven't seen it, you should ! It's a police drama set in the early 1960's in New York. I love the cinematography and lighting in the show, plus it's fun to imagine how New York used to be before I was even born. What can I say, James is a great character to photograph - seeing him transform from bad cop to mafioso to business man was delightful. I am excited to see where his acting career will take him next.