Inspired Portrait: Madonna and Child

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.

Interview for Shutterbug Magazine.

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!