Rachel Holland met her husband on a photo shoot. She also met Hillary Clinton, Kid Rock, Eminem, and Roger Penske. But the advent of digital photography changed everything.
Artists get stuck in the production of something, thinking ‘Man, I haven’t been making work and I question am I an artist.’ It’s because we don’t punch in and punch out.
Daily newspapers have been grappling with the rise of the internet and decline of print advertising; and, therefore, a business model that doesn't work for supporting local arts and culture coverage. The result has been a re-evaluating of priorities that for the most part kicked arts coverage to the curb. How did we get there and what's next?
Despite a tumor blinding his left eye when he was a toddler, Jay Asquini has never been short of vision. What he didn’t picture, though, was a debilitating accident that would thrust him from a lucrative career as a chatty photographer into early retirement as a painter.
“I’m an actor" can stick in an artist’s throat. It seems like a statement that has to be earned. But how? Is it something you say after your first paid gig? After you get an agent? Or are you always an actor, and you just sometimes get paid for it? Two artists recently shared their views on that subject and, it seems, they are both kind of uncomfortable with the “actor” label. Perhaps it’s because they are both so much more.