Simon Puschmann’s Serendipity

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Simon Puschmann’s new 3 1/2″ x 51/2″ promotional book “Serendipity” just made its debute.  Filled with 56 images from Simon’s personal projects, the 28 pages book gives you a bird’s eye view into the depth of Simon’s vision.

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To purchase your very own copy go here: http://simplesimon.tv/cms_ss/books/

To see more of Simon Puschmann’s work go to his website and Altpick page.

 

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Altpick Members :: From Their Studios

Talented artists around the world create their work environments to inspire creativity.  Altpick Connects’ new series “From Their Studios”, gives an inside  glimpse into some of today’s contemporary artists’ studios.  In part one of our ongoing series, we are featuring illustrators Tansy Myer, Oliver Wetter, Katrina Kopeloff, Edel Rodriguez and Ray-Mel Cornelius, Ken Orvidas, Jane Mjolsness.

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©Tansy Myer

 

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©Tansy Myer

Born and raised in Venice, California, Tansy Myer came of age among the eclectic artist community of the Venice Boardwalk. Inspired by the indulgent worlds of music and fashion, she began drawing her girls at a young age as a way to create and control the beauty and perfection that seemed to be the pinnacle of achievement for a girl.   

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©Oliver Wetter

©Oliver Wetter

Oliver Wetter is a German artist and a web citizen. He is a networker and creates worlds out of briefings, his solution oriented work attitude leads to great visual appeal.

 

 

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©Katrina Kopeloff

©Katrina Kopeloff

Katrina Kopeloff grew up in chilly southern Colorado, the land of cool sunshine. Her favorite animal is the penguin. As a child, she was exposed to looms, spinning wheels, and goddesses. Katrina now lives in Queens, New York, where she draws under many bridges and railways.

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1475805_10152377688577786_768371239_nEdel Rodriguez was born in 1971 in Havana, Cuba. He received a B.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute in 1994 and an M.F.A. from Hunter College in 1998. Using a variety of materials, his work ranges from conceptual to portraiture and landscape.

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corneliusRay-Mel Cornelius paints by layering colors, one over another, to achieve a representation of light defining form.  “Since I see light as an additive element, i.e. a form is totally in shadow and basically formless until light delineates its form, I begin with a dark underpainting and define the form by applying layers using lighter tonal values until I reach the desired chiaroscuro effect.”

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1098201_10201834677535712_1868689412_nKen Orvidas’ idea of work is to create the smartest, most aesthetic imagery he can conjure while enjoying the view from his studio. He considers himself to be very fortunate.

 

 

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©Jane Mjolsness

©Jane Mjolsness

Jane Mjolsness draws inspiration from Chagall, Gauguin, Klee, Matisse, and Picasso. “If I could, I would turn back time and live in Paris in the 1920’s.”

 

 

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To see more of the artists’ work go to their Altpick pages: Tansy MyerOliver WetterKatrina KopeloffEdel Rodriguez and Ray-Mel Cornelius, Ken Orvidas, Jane Mjolsness. To t 

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Rudy Gutierrez Illustrates US Postage Stamp :: Music Legend Jimi Hendrix

1781937_10152053551724094_1999425468_nReposted from the US Postal Service Born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Rudy Gutierrez received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. After graduating, he made a career for himself in the art world of New York City, where he has worked for more than 20 years. His art has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and Ms. Magazine, as well as on the cover of recording artist Carlos Santana’s multi-platinum album Shaman. Gutierrez’s clients have also included Harper Collins, Sony, Scholastic, and Verve Records.

Influenced by indigenous cultures and his Puerto Rican heritage, Gutierrez incorporates the rhythm of urban life in his art, creating abstract, sensory images that are rich with emotion. His unique style has won him a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators, among other awards. His work has been exhibited internationally at shows driven by social causes, one of which benefited the victims of 9/11. When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. Hendrix would agree. Since 1990, Gutierrez has taught at his alma mater in the Communications Design program.   Jimi Hendrix (2014) is his first project for the U.S. Postal Service®. To see more of Rudy Gutierrez’ work, go to his Altpick.com page.

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The Power of the Personal Project. Get Inspired!

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The Power of the Personal Project.  Get Inspired!

Keith Barraclough & Maria Ragusa-Burfield                                                                  

Monday, March 31, 2014    7pm                                                                                                 SoHo Apple Store (103 Prince St)
Free Admission (seating is limited) *no advance registration is required

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The Power of the Personal Project:  Professional photographers can leverage thoughtfully conceptualized personal shoots to expand their careers and client lists as well as their portfolios. For ideas how to do this effectively, join Keith Barraclough and AltPick.com owner Maria Ragusa-Burfield for an inspirational discussion of the power of the personal project as a valuable marketing tool for photography professionals. Keith will discuss his ongoing personal project, The Redhead Project, as well as his success parlaying personal shoots into long-term assignments for advertising and editorial clients including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and The Washington Post Magazine.

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Keith Barraclough’s advertising, corporate and editorial photography career has spanned more than twenty years, first in Washington, D.C. and since 2009, in Manhattan.

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Maria Ragusa-Burfield owner and founder of Altpick.com has worked with photographers for over the last 23 years promoting and marketing their work.

To RSVP for the event, click here.

For more information contact Altpick.com at altpick@altpick.com  or (212) 675-4176.

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Julie Lieberman and Louis Clausi’s “Spirits of Savannah”

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“Spirits of Savannah” is an illustrated book of ghost encounters woven into historical fiction, and conjured into a live multimedia theatrical performance.  Set in Savannah, Georgia, the stories document 16 actual and recent ghost encounters that seamlessly combine factual and fictional histories. They are highlighted—and complemented—by original, unique illustrations that depict the “ghosts.”

The documenting phase lifted the stories—and the illustrations—off of the pages and have inspired a live multimedia theater performance. The video features a small sample of the author and artist’s vision that will immerse the audience into projected environments.

1901137_378064842335386_323949788_nArtist Julie Lieberman has been a Professor of Illustration for over 28 years. This will be her second book published, and she is currently working on a third.

Writer Louis Clausi studies communications and has been a performer for over 20 years.

“Spirits of Savannah” reached their Kickstarter goal!  See details here.

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Photographer Matthew Bowie in OFF THE CLOCK Exhibit

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©Matthew Bowie

OFF THE CLOCK is an exhibition hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Photographic Artists featuring the personal work of professional photographers, including photographer Matthew Bowie.

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©Matthew Bowie

Images were curated by Britt Salvesen, director of photography and head curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The selected images will hang for two months at the legendary advertising agency TBWA\CHIAT\DAY and then travel to DEUTSCH and IGINITED for another two months each.

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©Matthew Bowie

The show will also be displayed at photo la, the annual Los Angeles international photographic art exposition, in January 2015.

Opening Reception:: April 26, 2014
7-10pm
Helms Bakery Building
Washington Corridor
8723 Washington Blvd
Culver City 90232

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©Matthew Bowie

©Matthew Bowie

©Matthew Bowie

To see more of Matthew’s work go to his website and Altpick page.

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Brian Cummings’ New Breed of Artisanship

13-018-BOX- 250Welcome to the Knife & Flag brand launch campaign photographed and filmed by Brian Cummings.

Discover a new breed of artisanship with a brand built by independent craftsmen for independent craftsmen. Starting with aprons built to fit an unmet need, Knife & Flag is an up and coming brand tailored to the demands of those in trade industries. The first video in a series of 5 introduces tattoo artists to the apron they’re no longer missing.

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Learn more at knifeflag.com.

Client: Knife & Flag Survival Union
Agency: Boxing Clever
Art Directior: Jake Houvenagle

Account Director: Ali Siegel
Creative Director: Jim Harper
Writer: Sarah Rockwell

Producer: Brittany Accardi

Audio: David Kerins

Styling: Samantha Chadwick

Hair: Valerie Brown  Make-up: Phi – Daniell Style

Retouching: Curt von Diest

Motion Graphics: Darrick Hayes

Assistants: Derek Feldman / Alex Grman

Photographer / DP : Brian Cummings

Camera: Canon EOS C100
Lens: Canon EF 50mm, 16-35mm

To see more of Brian Cummings photography go to his website and Altpick page.

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Expect the Unexpected from Photographer Cade Martin

CM_Port_Shaw_Chairs_0003_w3_RGB The only thing you can expect from Cade Martin’s photography is the unexpected. Like his whimsical, award-winning work for Starbucks, the imaginative photographer once again channeled his magical thinking in his latest work for Shaw Flooring.

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The company—looking to refresh its brand image—wanted to move away from the traditional interior shots of its previous campaigns, and was drawn to the Starbucks campaign’s fanciful style. Seeking out the photographer, they asked for a similarly fantastical treatment of their flooring.

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Cade, not surprisingly, delivered.  The shoot took place at Barnsley Gardens, a striking Gothic-style castle in Georgia that juxtaposes gorgeous gardens with beautiful buildings in disrepair. The contrast carried through to the piece, as Cade replaced manicured lawns with plush carpeting, cracked stone with beautiful hardwood floors, and aged cement with stunning rugs.  The venue added an otherworldly dimension to the piece that was unexpected and impactful.

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“We wanted to rethink how you look at floors. We wanted to create a mood, create an atmosphere. It’s the twist—seeing the flooring where you don’t expect to—that makes you look again.”

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Photographer: Cade Martin                                                                                                                       Advertising Agency: Three – Atlanta, GA                                                                                                     Client: Shaw Flooring

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Altpick Photography Members Send You Their Love :)

Here are some images from Altpick photography members to make you smile on St. Valentine’s Day!

Photography by Cade Martin

Photography by Cade Martin

Photography by Cade Martin

Photography by Cade Martin

Photography by Stephanie Diani

Photography by Stephanie Diani

Photography by Stephanie diani

Photography by Stephanie Diani

Photography by William Swank

Photography by William Swank

Photographed by Kristopher Dan-Bergman

Photographed by Kristopher Dan-Bergman

Photography by David Zaitz

Photography by David Zaitz

Photography by Brian Cummings

Photography by Brian Cummings

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Photography by Webb Chappell

Photography by Whitney Lane

Photography by Whitney Lane

Photography by Ryan Ketterman

Photography by Ryan Ketterman

Copyright by Studio Caswell

Copyright by Studio Caswell

Photography by Rick Dahms

Photography by Rick Dahms

Photography by Jonnie Miles

Photography by Jonnie Miles

Photography by Jason Dailey

Photography by Jason Dailey

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Image by Raygun Studio

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Photography by Sara Rubinstein

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Photography by Sara Rubinstein

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Photography by Sara Rubinstein

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To see more of the photographers’ work, go to Altpick.com.

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Altpick Illustration Members Send You Their Love :)

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Which one is your favorite Valentine’s Day images?

Check out more of the illustrators work on Altpick.com.

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