Thinking outside of the box with a new "ASMP Strictly Business" Article! Several ways that CGI has empowered me as an artist to creatively meet the needs of clients and to explore new possibilities with personal work. Check it out!
As a followup to my last post, "Cut the Clutter", here's a photograph I made just for fun with my good friend Tyrome Jackson. 100% of everything captured here is done so in camera; No Photoshop tricks with this one! Just trying something new and testing the limits of the Canon 5DMKII @ 6400 ISO. This is one minute exposure, mounted to a tripod, in darkness with a bit of diffused moonlight and light-painted using nothing but an iPhone with the "flashlight" app.. I'm a firm believer in stepping outside your box and trying new creative approaches! There's always something new to learn… In this case, pretty much all of the "fancy photo gear" was eliminated proving that all one needs here is a stable tripod, a decent camera and a constant 5500k light source for light painting.
Honored to announce that I've been added as a contributing writer for "Strictly Business", a blog by the American Society of Media Photographers. New articles releasing soon. Stay tuned-much more to come! http://tinyurl.com/l3soyrs
Happy Halloween! Behind-the-scenes with GWAR from a shoot for Revolver Magazine awhile back. The scariest image I have in my archive. They were all great guys though in person! Fun memories at a Fun photo shoot!
Leaving for the Big Apple this week with a full tank of gas, a few changes of clothes, my brand new portfolio and a hand full of cards in my pocket. If asked, "what do I hope to accomplish by doing this?" My response will be simply, "to know in my years to come that at this moment of my life I found strength within and I made the effort to do it". More often than not, finding the strength and confidence within can be the most difficult part of expanding beyond your comfort zone as an artist. However, this is a business where big risks warrant big rewards. I will not know immediately the value of this trip but already I know that it will be a great learning opportunity and I will come back stronger as a professional and an individual...
A video of my new portfolio can be viewed here:
Looking forward to participating in ASMP's inaugural "Evolution / Revolution" live webinar series tomorrow (Oct 8th, 2013) with guests Richard Kelly, Michelle Dunn Marsh and Esquire Photo Director, Michael Norseng. You may find more info or sign up for a live audio feed here: http://tinyurl.com/o3buavb . See you there!
As some of you may know, we have a new addition to the Winton-Stahle team. Mr. Liam Dylan joined us on January 20th. Becoming a Dad for the first time is breathing new energy, perspective and inspiration into my personal work, in ways I never dreamed possible.
Life influences art, and art influences life. It's a circle of creative energy, and I'm excited to share with you this image as a part of that process. Inspired by Giovanni Bellini's "Madonna And Child", I felt a strong connection to this painting because of Bellini's intense devotion and care given to his subject. Madonna and child historically represents a mother and child, and while religious in most aspects, reflects many of the emotions I feel about my wife and son. It's very personal, but also universal, as the true subject of this photograph is love.
It is my hope that this will be the beginning of many pieces inspired by both the great artists of the Renaissance and by my family. I can not imagine a better collaboration. Please stay tuned to join me on this adventure.
Mr. Liam Dylan and I are taking a moment to enjoy their new complimentary issue of Shutterbug Magazine in which I was interviewed for an article (page 104-109) about the benefits of being a part of a professional photography associations. Check it out if you get a chance!
It was an honor to be included along side several fellow ASMP colleagues out there in the USA! Thank you Shutterbug Magazine and Maria Piscopo! Ya'll are awesome!