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Photographer Profile - Joan Allen: "I think it's time to get back to work"

By David Schonauer   Tuesday March 28, 2017

Last May 13, Los Angeles-based photographer Joan Allen's mother passed away at age 81. Since 2009, Allen had been both helping to care for her mother, who had Alzheimer's Disease, while putting her photography career on hold. But she never stopped taking pictures. Throughout those years, Allen was also creating a photographic record of her mother and their days together - work was ...   Read the full Story >>

Illustrator Profile - Joe Ciardiello: "I'm probably one of three people left who still uses a Rapidograph"

By Robert Newman   Thursday March 23, 2017

Joe Ciardiello is a Western New Jersey-based illustrator best known for his brilliantly-drawn portraits of jazz musicians, authors, politicians, and actors. He received the Society of Illustrators Hamilton King award in 2016 for his portraits for the book On the Snap. Ciardiello's work has appeared in countless magazines and newspapers and isn't limited to just portraits. He creates his illustrations with Rapidograph ...   Read the full Story >>

Photographer Profile - Karen Kuehn: "I don't feel like a machine, but rather very human"

By David Schonauer   Tuesday March 21, 2017

In the 1990s Karen Kuehn was one of the most in-demand editorial and advertising photographers in New York, shooting for The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone and "Saturday Night Live," where she produced the show's famous "bumper" photos. But 16 years ago she fulfilled a dream by moving to a little town in New Mexico where she has chickens and horses. The ...   Read the full Story >>

Illustrator Profile - Alessandro Gottardo (Shout): "The life you live is the art you will produce"

By Robert Newman   Thursday March 16, 2017

Alessandro Gottardo is a Milan-based illustrator who goes by the name of Shout. Gottardo/Shout's smart, elegant illustrations have graced the pages of numerous magazines and newspapers in the US and Europe, book covers, posters, and more. His work is noted for its powerful conceptual skills; Gottardo explains that it's important to keep "the idea of my work clear and strong." He ...   Read the full Story >>

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