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On Finding Your Audience

Thoughts on finding your audience as an artist Last week I wrote about finding your artist’s voice. This week, I’d like to touch on the importance of finding your audience, as an artist, and why I think it’s important to find and have an audience. I believe that finding your voice, as an artist, helps ...

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Finding Your Artist Voice

How and Why to Find Your Artist’s Voice   “You take all your emotions! All your anger, all your love, all your hate! And push it way down here into the pit of your stomach! And then let it explode, like a reactor! Pow!” says Subway Ghost character, played by Vincent Schiavelli (1948 – 2005) ...

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When Clients “Forget” to Pay

As creatives, we might be the only professionals who are asked, expected even, to work for free. Nobody would ever dare ask a doctor or a lawyer or a technician to work for free, no matter their seniority. And so, why is that people (most people anyway) consider that it’s OK to ask creatives–photographers, writers, ...

A Few of My Favorite Things

Working on “Must-Do” and “Wish-To-Do” Projects – An Ongoing Balancing Act   I guess we all know it. In life, there is what we need to do, and then there’s what we’d rather do; a must-do list, and a wish list. I think that, for the most part, deadlines help us keep an eye on ...

Notes on Writing the Artist Statement

On Writing about Photography: Drafting the Artist Statement Writers would rather write an article or essay than a query letter to an editor to pitch that article or essay. They’d rather write a book than a synopsis. That’s because it often seems to be so much harder to write a one-page query letter than a ...

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25 Years of Art and Understanding

Happy Silver Anniversary A&U! Some of you might know that I’m Arts Editor of A&U Magazine–America’s AIDS Magazine, but I’ve been writing for the publication for almost fifteen years and counting. And along the way, I’ve got to meet fantastic people, mentors, and discover my passion in life. I’m not kidding! Some might also know ...

Gift Ideas for the Holidays

It’s the holiday season. Again. I spent this past weekend preparing images for clients–wall photo art, calendars, metal prints and the like. And it got me thinking…the holiday season is, indeed, upon us. I don’t usually hit the malls and shopping centers, unless I absolutely have to or there’s something to do with photo/lighting gear, ...