Stephen Ladner—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I started my photography journey in the 1970s as a fashion photographer in NYC. I approached the work with the conscious intention, as an artist, to produce something beautiful. And I saw beauty in everything. People and things became elements in a visual story that expressed who I was. I believe that my photographs are self portraits in the sense that they are a reflection of what I feel, what I think, and what I see. The experience that I capture exists by what I choose to see and feel. In this moment as a photographer and artist, my intention is still to define my reality and vision with the choices I make in the moment with the camera's eye.
Dreams of the Future World
Maja Bertole Jeras—London, United Kingdom
I love to imagine a world where everything is possible.
Reflections on a Budapest Street
Oil on Canvas
Lisa Goldfarb—Los Angeles, California
Acrylic on canvas
Bruce Agababian—Detroit, Michigan
Now is the time to fulfill what I’ve always wanted to do, paint landscapes. I have photographed subject matter on my motorcycle tours around the country, but never committed those pictures to paint. I’ve been a Graphic Designer / Art Director for the last 40 years and I’ve decided now is the time to pursue my dream.
View Through The Window
Puthima Wong—Los Angeles, California
Puthima is an Illustrator/ Designer and 2D Motion Graphics Designer originally from Bangkok, Thailand. Wong is a team player who loves to collaborate with others to make something powerful.
White Horse Evolution
Dan Buchan—Sydney, Australia
Dan is a Graphic Designer with over 12 years of experience. Along with running his own design business, he’s worked for a number of advertising agencies and design studios, as well as in-house for companies throughout Australia. Dan gains his inspiration from getting off the beaten track and traveling into the unknown, nature, texture and layers, vibrant colour, and the ’60s and early ’70s eras.
My Comfort Zone
Acrylic paint done with Q-tips and fingers
Gina Robertson—Atlanta, Georgia
I like to draw, illustrate, and paint as often as I can. I mainly paint from memory and love to express myself in art. It’s named “My Comfort Zone” because I feel the most like myself when I have a paintbrush in my hand. I am a military wife with four beautiful kids as my inspiration, and they are my biggest support system.
Digital artwork using Procreate and Photoshop
Katie Lively—Sydney, Australia
Under the influence of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, my work often explores the beauty of nature. I’m particularly drawn to Australia’s bounty of unique flora and fauna. ‘Cheeky Boy’ is a bold and bright personality I simply couldn’t resist. Messy, unruly, and incredibly noisy, yet so charismatic and full of life. Cheers to the unmistakable cockatoo!
Digital Illustration (Adobe Photoshop)
Natsumi Tsuchida—Osaka, Japan
Natsumi Tsuchida is an award-winning illustrator based in Osaka. Her love is drawing people, landscapes, and buildings using both digital and analog tools.
Acrylic on canvas
Scott Erwert—Portland, Oregon
My process usually involves sketching plein air to capture the physical place or moment, then bringing those studies into the studio to edit, simplify, and sometimes deconstruct. I utilize my sketchbooks and mediums, which can be used to capture thoughts or moments quickly: graphite, colored pencils, watercolor, and gouache. Paintings based on these studies generally involve the use of acrylic, oil, and sometimes collage. Final paintings are executed on canvas or custom wood panels. I also build custom wood framing for many pieces, which adds to the personalized story I‘m telling.
Brian Frank—The Hague, Netherlands
I am an award-winning freelance photographer, retoucher, and educator from Des Moines, Iowa that moved to the Netherlands. As a photojournalist, I photographed for Reuters and The New York Times and am in the process of re-releasing my book, "Fight Night," which explores mixed martial arts in Iowa. My work has been seen in publications around the world and displayed in galleries in New York, Minneapolis, and Des Moines. Currently, I am working as a commercial photographer in the fashion industry in Amsterdam.
Xavier Divoux-Cailleres—Paris, France
I am a French senior Creative Lead Designer and Digital Artist based in Paris. I have always seen the world around us as an assembly of colors and shapes, and this basic approach to perception is the very essence of my artistic work.