This month my ChatterCorner conversation is with advertising lifestyle and portrait photographer Paul Aresu. I first met Paul some years ago when I was working at the Black Book and he quickly became one of my favorite clients. It was always a pleasure to go and visit him at his amazing studio space on Spring Street, along with his long-time business partner and in-house rep, Barry Goldring, who has since retired. It’s been some years since we’ve caught up, so when I recently ran into him at an APA NY event along with his current agent, the lovely Janice Moses, I asked him if he’d like to do one of my interviews and he was game! Paul is always busy, so I was given a small time slot to go and visit with him at his new studio. I say “new” but the reality is he left Spring Street a while back and has been at this new location on 27th Street for some time now! So to read the entire interview, please click here!
And yes, in honor of the Knicks reaching the playoff’s this year, I showed a portrait of a NY Knicks basketball player!
How fitting indeed that my February interview for the PhotoServe Features section should be with an Aquarius! And so it is – as this month my conversation is with Brooklyn-based portrait photographer Rayon Richards, an Aquarius born on February 6th. And how fitting also that Rayon chose photography for his profession – little did he know that Aquarius is connected with the “light” and the “ether” without which there would be no photography! And, the word “ray” is even in his name! We had spoken a while back about doing an interview, but things happen when they’re supposed to – we were obviously meant to do this now…. so to read the full interview please click here!
Some of you may recall Justine Reyes when we featured her in our seniors-themed bulletin back in January 2011. I was very taken by her work and wanted to find out more about her, so she is my latest interview for the Features section on PhotoServe. I specifically chose her “Home, Away From Home” series because it resonated so beautifully with this month and the sign of Cancer, the sign that literally carries its home on its back!http://www.pdnonline.com/photoserve/Louisa-J-Curtis-Is–6105.shtml
My latest article for PhotoServe’s Features section is my conversation with Philadelphia-based photographer Dave Moser, so be sure to check it out! http://www.pdnonline.com/photoserve/Louisa-J-Curtis-Is–5841.shtml
Halley Ganges of Go-Studios
My latest article for PhotoServe’s Features Section is a conversation with my old friend, photographer and owner of Go-Studios, Halley Ganges. Not only did we have the opportunity to catch up when I interviewed him, but I also got to see his wonderful new Penthouse Studio space that he has been building for the past year. To read more about Halley and this beautiful studio, please click here: http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/photoserve/Louisa-J-Curtis-of–4596.shtml