Art Subject | Street Photography

 

Photography Article

Street Photography

Photography & Text By Streetmax21



 
Cheapside
As a street photographer, I take an observational view of how our present circumstances govern our behavior individually and in crowds.  Progressively, we appear to interact with each other only on a synthetic basis.  We attempt to mass connect with the aid of modern technology, but in so doing pay less attention to individual connection. I think this is compounded by the increasingly designed environment we inhabit.  The codes we see, hear and read within it impact upon our behavioral processes and ultimately isolate us.
Old Bailey
In developing scenes, I try to choose architectural backgrounds against which I can display separated figures, distributing or choreographing them across the frame. The architecture becomes incidental to a scene or situation that may or may not evolve within it. I tend to look for sites or places where people pass through without congregating.
Moor
To begin with, if there is one figure or two or more figures who are positioned apart, I’ll wait until they’re joined by others in the hope that they’ll create a spatial and enigmatic dialogue. The figures often take on the look of stressed automatons acting out prescribed scenes.  At a time when it’s becoming harder to discern what is human and what isn’t, their isolation from each other serves to emphasize an unreal and machine-like formality.  These isolated figures don’t have to be interesting in themselves, so long as they create a narrative tension with others.
Wembley Park
It’s important that there is an element of movement from the figures.  Everything must appear to be changing and in flux at the same time as retaining a spatial integrity. In an age wracked with anxiety and uncertainty, there is still a challenge to inject a boisterous creativity into a streetscape of robotic conformity.    

All images and text © Streetmax21

 

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Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

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Beauty | The Messenger

Alessandra Tarnowski Mastrogiovanni
ON VIEW

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

In the center of the Sistine Chapel I cried.

At the Giza Plateau in the saddle of an Arabian horse I froze.

Art and history, envisioned and painted by Michelangelo 500 years ago and built by ancient men from millennia before Christ, come crashing into my heart and soul, invading my quiet space.  Loaded with beauty, making my heart race, my palms sweat, and changing me forever.

Buba Arabuli ON VIEW

The appearance of beauty is unique to humans while that rush that floods our gut, when we see beauty is universal.

I have a soft spot for the old and rustic.  From old homes, to the craftsmanship of ancient vases, to the smell and feel of an old book, they all speak beauty to me.

The places where we see beauty varies with the individual.

The beauty of an old farm’s kitchen is in the ability to blend the past with the present as it welcomes one to stay, feel, smell and taste life trapped within its walls; which can be enjoyable or overwhelming, but indisputably loaded with history.  But there’s also beauty on that slick looking kitchen on the front page of ‘Here’s Your New Kitchen’ magazine.

Edgar Invoker
ON VIEW

With modern life come changes in the concept of what’s beautiful, and what beauty is carrying.

Looking at antique furniture I question the lack of comfort, art, beauty and technology.  These handmade relics of past generations are for many intoxicating with beauty.  The beauty of the past and the beauty found on things that are no longer built.  The beauty of simplicity, that hundreds of years later still engage the viewer.

Technology made these daily objects of art more useful while the expectation of beauty as a carrier of one’s personality, tradition and history eroded.

Mikheil Arbolishvili
ON VIEW

But did beauty as we knew vanished or evolved into modern and more efficient artistic tools that still promote us to live with art and beautiful things?

Tech people use words like ‘beautiful code’, while chefs’ brag about their ‘beautiful ingredients’, beauty is unique and universal.

Beauty is also primal, as we very often navigate back to our roots, not ethnically but as race, the human race in search of beauty.

We all know what a sunset and a sunrise looks like, all the components and colors of this visual beauty are etched onto our minds; and yet when the opportunity arises we will over and over stand to attention and watch it roll.

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Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

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Art Subject | Tradition & Technology

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Ava Sol – ON VIEW

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

“These forces I feel that make the world around me seem unimportant. This need I have to communicate while no one cares to listen. I would certainly choose to go without proper nourishment and shelter in order to continue carrying on with my art.”

“This aching sensation in my mind; issues I must express, ideas I must let out. The concealed rage deep inside my surroundings that no one dares to talk about, I must release all through my art, my untouchable messenger”

Artists have always been targeted during wars/revolutions around the world and throughout history.  From the symbolism of an object an artist can strategically insert into their artwork, to the metaphors in lyrics or poetry, or to the ingredients selected for a gastronomic feast, they all can carry a message.  That’s the power of art; that is what the establishment fears.

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Mariana San Martin – ON VIEW

Conceiving art is also a personal experience, as artists very often use their own suffering, memories and hopes in order to produce their pieces and express themselves.

But what happens when the very essence of art, the labor of art, is invaded by technology?

The layers of creation, the mental and physical exhaustion of building a piece of self that will later belong to someone else, that is being eroded by innovations that makes producing these limbs easier and viewership wider.

Production and artist’s expression has been in a tussle since the beginning as the patrons want to make money while the artist’s goal is to create.

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Angel Estevez – ON VIEW

It must be a difficult choice, especially for the traditional artists.  These individuals, with a mission of maintaining the ancient ways are confronted with the choice of large cultural exposure at the cost of lesser traditional ways during production.  Higher exposure will undoubtedly raise the demand; stimulating awareness to the cultural heritage he or she is aiming to preserve.  Is the easing technology bringing to (producing and promoting) artworks worth the water down version of the final vehicle carrying the message one wants to reveal?

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Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

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ART SUBJECT | Photography Accessibility | The Gives & Takes

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Paolo Avanzi
ON VIEW

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

I grew up with limited access to any aspect of photography; before anyone could imagine digital galleries dedicated to amuse strangers with images of what one had for breakfast or dinner.  Five decades ago in Brazil usually only one person in the bunch was rich enough to have photographic equipment.  These luxury items were used during major events such as weddings, graduations, Christmas gatherings, and vacations.

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Madhur Dhingra
ON VIEW

The viewing of the produced photographs, if the Millennials can grasp the concept of waiting; was left for the next time the group got together; when we all, full of excitement would fight over who is seeing it first.  As the pictures move from hand to hand also do the comments about its content, “Marcos has grown so much”, “Cintia no longer has the same boyfriend”.

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Irina Laube
ON VIEW

The romanticism of anticipation died with the digital era we enjoy (or endure) today. Surprisingly, even though we can broadcast every aspect of our lives, as often as we wish, viewfinders still tickles our fancy.

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Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.

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Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

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IN THE MIND OF AN ARTIST“…I think the role of the artist is to try and leverage whatever life throws at them.”

 

IN THE MIND OF AN ARTIST

The Interview

Answered By Andrew Abballe @  A Life of Virtue 

   

Describe the most joyful and/or the most painful artwork you ever created and why you qualified it as such?

I write a lot of poetry about the beauty and solitude I find in nature. Spending time alone in nature gives me the opportunity to clear my mind and think. It makes me feel connected to something larger than myself, temporarily freeing myself from the anxieties of day-to-day modern life.    

 Which character flaw do you despise the most and how you deal with these individuals during an unavoidable encounter? 

With the advent of the internet and social media, it seems like we are being pulled towards personalities of narcissism and arrogance. Online platforms incentivize one to boost their egos through constant self-promotion being driven by the number of likes they get on their profiles, and so on. I try to practice humility and approach others like the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates, that is with a dose of healthy skepticism and curiosity.    

Where do you find more turbulence when looking at your belief system?  And how much influence, if any, has your art had in the way you navigate through these rough waters? 

I try to get into the right relationship with uncertainty. A lot ancient wisdom in spiritual/religious traditions speak to how we have to plunge into the unknown or abyss for transformative spiritual experiences or personal development. The Buddhist nun Pema Chodron has this concept of ‘groundlessness’ in which she advises that we surrender all control and immerse ourselves in the unknown. I think great art comes from this place of openness and spontaneity where we let go of expectations and engross ourselves in the creative flow of life.    

Is the relationship between you (the artist) and your art a healthy one? Or artistic growth comes with a price, and if so, what is it?

Art can come from both positive or negative life experiences. While I mainly find inspiration for my writing or music through nature and relationships, I think the role of the artist is to try and leverage whatever life throws at them – whatever is at their disposal. Even the normal or the mundane can be transformed into something beautiful if looked at from a different perspective.    

If given a choice of rather going back in history or forward into the future; which time, place or event would you aim to witness, participate or die in? And why? Or if you choose instead to visit tomorrow, what would daily life look like? And who you imagine yourself being?

Growing up and learning guitar as a kid I always had a fascination with Woodstock 1969. In addition to the amazing lineup of musicians, ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Santana, the festival was emblematic of the culture of the time. A new way living or ‘being in the world’, a way of existence beyond materialism. Perhaps, it was a unique period in time and a reaction to the social upheaval of the day, but I still think some of those values of ‘freedom’ and ‘authenticity’ have stuck with us to this day.     Copyright© Answers By Andrew Abballe @  A Life of Virtue   

 

About ‘In The Mind Of An Artist’ 

‘In The Mind Of An Artist’ aims to uncover the artistic mind, the perspective of individuals living under the influence of art.   By and large we live collective lives, but artists see life a bit; well sometimes very different than others.  As some seem to float from one artwork to another; others are deeply encrusted in their work making it difficult to catch that ride offered by the world around them, creating realities in which one person (the artist) must navigate in order to survive in society.  If you are an artist and this speaks to you, please contact me if you like to share your story. This series of articles, written by artists is about the artist’s way of processing and reacting to events in their lives.  These can be tangible communal events or struggles of philosophical and psychological nature. Through these articles artists will share their intimate views. Talking about how their perspectives changed as they trapped themselves in the cobwebs of art. By design ‘In The Mind Of An Artist’ will not contain any images of artwork, biography, profile, lists of exhibitions, books or the artist’s creative process.

The goal here is to give the artist a chance to pause from the creation of art for a moment and explore the self.

Interviews will also be included in this series. To submit your article, get an invitation to participate or for more information on this new series please email jo@edgeofhumanity.com .  

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Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

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For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

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The Power of Art: How Beauty Can Save the World

Written by Andrew Abballe @  A Life of Virtue 

“Beauty will save the world” –Fydor Dostoevsky

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CHRIS FRIEL – ON VIEW

It seems awfully naïve, and perhaps a bit idealistic to ponder such a question – but in this article I want to explore if art and beauty save the world.  What did the existentialist writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky mean by such an ambiguous statement, and how can art make a difference in a world divided by conflict, strife and division?

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RUNHILD ROEDER – ON VIEW

It was when I was travelling in Europe, and sitting in one of the many breathtaking cathedrals, that I was filled with inner calm – a sense of peace and solitude swept over me. External events and the frivolous pursuits of the everyday world felt insignificant, so trivial. Existential worry and anxiety became drowned out by the beauty and wonder that was revealed to me in that moment. Nothing else mattered.

Great art, that which has been able to stand the test of time, points to the transcendent, the infinite, and the absolute.

Throughout history, religions understood that the communal experience of the arts in practices of worship provided us with a glimpse of the sacred. Rituals of worship including art, music, and dance lured people to cherish the spiritual side of human existence. It drew us towards altered states of consciousness and higher truths, unveiling the illusive nature of material things and earthly pursuits. Connecting to something greater than ourselves, awe and beauty signal to us that there was something beyond the limited constructs of the human mind – a reality which words and language cannot fully describe.

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DANIEL MUNTEANU – ON VIEW

Beauty presents us with an ideal to strive towards. Further, it provides us with meaning, our ‘why’ and purpose to help us conquer the many uncertainties in life.  Coming to us through flashes of insight or intuition, beauty acts as a signpost which reveals the path towards the good life.

In the final analysis, it is the gift of aspiration as well as of hope.

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MARKUS SCHAUB – ON VIEW

It is said that Dostoyevsky’s idea of beauty is characterized by the love of God. Jesus’ death and resurrection is one of the many reminders for humanity that redemption, joy and bliss can be found on the other side of suffering. The cross presents us with a symbol of hope, representing the idea that good will always transcend over evil. Our suffering is not in vain, but is a guide towards a higher purpose.

This experience of awe, reverence and beauty in art and in life is of course is not exclusively limited to the domain of religion. Nietzsche, an atheist, was particularly fond of the idea that life itself can be treated as a work of art. Nietzsche thought of humans as inherently creative beings, who wish to assert their individuality by bringing something original and authentic into existence.

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MICHAEL VINCENT MANALO – ON VIEW

Art presents us with the opportunity us to rise above hardship by using difficult experiences as inspiration and raw materials in working towards a more wholesome meaningful life. We turn chaos into order and the apparent randomness of our existence into wonderful harmony. Think of the many great songs that reflect on the common experiences of sorrow, heartbreak or grief.

Through this catharsis we realize we are connected through a common bond with the rest of humanity as we share those same feelings and emotions with others. We hear the same story over and over again just with different words.

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JEREMIAH GILBERT – ON VIEW

“Through the pursuit of beauty we shape the world as a home, and in doing so we both amplify our joys and find consolation for our sorrows.” – Roger Scruton

Within this enduring beauty and truth that is illuminated in great art, we can arrive at a better understanding of citizens from different cultures and traditions. Art offers us portals into the worlds of those who are seemingly different from us. Rather than acting in hesitancy or suspicion, we can come towards greater empathy and compassion.

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AMELIA JOHANNSEN – ON VIEW

For we all have the same drives to experience beauty, moments of awe and wonder in which our consciousness transforms from ‘me’ to ‘we’ or from ‘I’ to ‘us’. For a brief period, selfish egotism all but vanishes, and new possibilities arrive. A new door opens for us all.

In beauty, and through beauty we are united as one.

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.” – John Keats, Endymion

Text © Andrew Abballe 

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Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

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IN THE MIND OF AN ARTIST“I tucked my preference deeply away, ignored all the one night stands I had with other women…”

 

IN THE MIND OF AN ARTIST

The Interview – Part 4

Answered By Melissa LaFontaine

Where do you find more turbulence when looking at your belief system?  And how much influence, if any, has your art had in the way you navigate through these rough waters? 

I was raised in a semi-Christian household. My mom still read Tarot and went to psychics but also thought you should never get divorced if you ever did get married which- it was implied- all smart women should. One of the first people I fell head over heels for was another girl. We were sitting at a Hardee’s restaurant on a pretend 12-year-old date when I realized I’d get in trouble if anyone saw me hold her hand, and that I probably wouldn’t be able to play it off as just playing pretend. I tucked my preference deeply away, ignored all the one night stands I had with other women throughout my life while spending most of the next 35 years trying to contort myself into an idea of woman that could please a man and always wondering what was wrong with me when I never could quite get to happy. It is almost too devastating to accept.

I’ve had to rewrite everything in order to make sense of my life. I’ve had to update my beliefs so that my love for spirituality, philosophy, and magic could co-exist without the deeply conditioned label of heterosexual woman in service to man attached. Art, at the very least, allows me to express my voice without an implied role, gender or ideology. And if some diabolical beliefs about what a woman should and shouldn’t be shows up in a piece and I don’t like it, I can set the thing on fire, and that’s a pretty satisfying ritual too. The only cooler thing there is to be in the world besides a lesbian writer, is a lesbian artist, so I still have something to shoot for and a way to celebrate and heal that isn’t really offered so profoundly elsewhere.

Artist’s Profile

Melissa studied Studio Art and Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She creates artistic pieces that add visual narration to her written word. She uses a blog format to publish insightful reflections, poetry and essays about life, spirituality and trauma recovery. She is also the proud homeschool mom to a budding Rockstar and has dreams of one day owning an artist’s retreat and wellness center.

Melissa’s Website 

Copyright© Melissa LaFontaine

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About ‘In The Mind Of An Artist’ 

‘In The Mind Of An Artist’ aims to uncover the artistic mind, the perspective of individuals living under the influence of art.   By and large we live collective lives, but artists see life a bit; well sometimes very different than others.  As some seem to float from one artwork to another; others are deeply encrusted in their work making it difficult to catch that ride offered by the world around them, creating realities in which one person (the artist) must navigate in order to survive in society.  If you are an artist and this speaks to you, please contact me if you like to share your story.

This series of articles, written by artists is about the artist’s way of processing and reacting to events in their lives.  These can be tangible communal events or struggles of philosophical and psychological nature.

Through these articles artists will share their intimate views. Talking about how their perspectives changed as they trapped themselves in the cobwebs of art.

By design ‘In The Mind Of An Artist’ will not contain any images of artwork, biography, profile, lists of exhibitions, books or the artist’s creative process.

The goal here is to give the artist a chance to pause from the creation of art for a moment and explore the self.

Interviews will also be included in this series.

To submit your article, get an invitation to participate or for more information on this new series please email jo@edgeofhumanity.com .

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

See New Articles HERE

The  NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is an

 Edge of Humanity Magazine project.

ABOUT

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY.  The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.

Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.

OUR CONCEPT

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

See more ART on Edge of Humanity Magazine

Art * Digital Art * Fine Art PhotographyStill Life Photography * Landscape Photography * Night Photography  Aerial Photography * Conceptual PhotographyUnderwater Photography * Architectural Photography 

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Photography Articles *  Photography Book Recommendations  ART Book Reviews

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ART SUBJECT | Street (Fine Art) Photography | The Artist’s Perspective

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Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

When an artist walks away from street photography’s main practice of documenting life through public exposure, they can find endless opportunities to depict that city in a different way.  Playing with angles, lights, shadows, and using buildings, stairways, bridges, street art, and transportation venues, one can transform street photography into artwork.

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If the artist releases their focus from reality, even though keeping the city and its occupants as the main subjects, he or she can develop a new finished product by changing perspective during their creation.

Unlike (documentary) street photography (the artistic version) sees no geographic boundaries as it pierces the guidelines into fine art photography.

The  NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is an

 Edge of Humanity Magazine project.

ABOUT

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY.  The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.

Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.

OUR CONCEPT

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

See more ART on Edge of Humanity Magazine

Art * Digital Art * Fine Art PhotographyStill Life Photography * Landscape Photography * Night Photography  Aerial Photography * Conceptual PhotographyUnderwater Photography * Architectural Photography 

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Photography Articles *  Photography Book Recommendations  ART Book Reviews

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IN THE MIND OF AN ARTIST | Value

IN THE MIND OF AN ARTIST

The Interview – Part 3

Answered By Melissa LaFontaine

Which character flaw do you despise the most and how you deal with these individuals during an unavoidable encounter? 

I don’t know if character flaw is the right word for it, but I do tend to dislike those who consume, by any means necessary, other people’s attention without adding value to the lives of the people whose attention they have drawn. I’ve learned that resistance is futile with those types and they are best avoided at all cost.

Is the relationship between you (the artist) and your art a healthy one? Or artistic growth comes with a price, and if so, what is it?

The only price there is to be paid by being an artist, from my perspective, is that there is an acute loneliness when others cannot join you for the ride. Sometimes an artist goes too deep and our motivations can become lost in translation. Or the audience is interested in superficial and dissociation and entertainment which can create a feeling of having no utility or product that will provide income or value to society, making you question yourself or worse. It can feel like trying to sell honey to bees who somehow got themselves hooked on vinegar. You need to develop a will of steel to ride that insanity out and keep on producing accurate reflections of your soul and observations anyway.

Artist’s Profile

Melissa studied Studio Art and Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She creates artistic pieces that add visual narration to her written word. She uses a blog format to publish insightful reflections, poetry and essays about life, spirituality and trauma recovery. She is also the proud homeschool mom to a budding Rockstar and has dreams of one day owning an artist’s retreat and wellness center.

Melissa’s Website 

Copyright© Melissa LaFontaine

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About ‘In The Mind Of An Artist’ 

‘In The Mind Of An Artist’ aims to uncover the artistic mind, the perspective of individuals living under the influence of art.   By and large we live collective lives, but artists see life a bit; well sometimes very different than others.  As some seem to float from one artwork to another; others are deeply encrusted in their work making it difficult to catch that ride offered by the world around them, creating realities in which one person (the artist) must navigate in order to survive in society.  If you are an artist and this speaks to you, please contact me if you like to share your story.

This series of articles, written by artists is about the artist’s way of processing and reacting to events in their lives.  These can be tangible communal events or struggles of philosophical and psychological nature.

Through these articles artists will share their intimate views. Talking about how their perspectives changed as they trapped themselves in the cobwebs of art.

By design ‘In The Mind Of An Artist’ will not contain any images of artwork, biography, profile, lists of exhibitions, books or the artist’s creative process.

The goal here is to give the artist a chance to pause from the creation of art for a moment and explore the self.

Interviews will also be included in this series.

To submit your article, get an invitation to participate or for more information on this new series please email jo@edgeofhumanity.com .

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

See New Articles HERE

The  NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is an

 Edge of Humanity Magazine project.

ABOUT

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is designed to connect art seekers and collectors with artists DIRECTLY.  The gallery is not a mall, but instead a collection of remarkable works of art that bring together artists and potential buyers.

Following Edge of Humanity Magazine‘s footsteps of publishing unparalleled content from artists and photographers worldwide, the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY is on a mission to provide it’s viewers art that is unique and diverse.

OUR CONCEPT

Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator

Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life.  Most of it was acquired during my travels.  Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity.  But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell.  It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale.  The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!

The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow.  And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM”  the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.

WHY DISPLAY YOUR ART AT THE NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY?

The gallery is designed to connect the art seekers and collectors with artists directly. We offer artists a COMMISSION FREE / CONTRACT FREE online platform to sell their creations and engage with their clients using portfolio pages that are engaging with large images and a dramatic black background.

NO MIDDLEMAN is a boutique ART GALLERY; individuals browsing our archives and portfolio pages are relaxed, not pressured to sign up, agree with website terms, or maneuvering out of pop-up windows.

For details regarding participating in the NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY please contact Joelcy Kay the curator at jo@edgeofhumanity.com.

See more ART on Edge of Humanity Magazine

Art * Digital Art * Fine Art PhotographyStill Life Photography * Landscape Photography * Night Photography  Aerial Photography * Conceptual PhotographyUnderwater Photography * Architectural Photography 

See also:

Photography Articles *  Photography Book Recommendations  ART Book Reviews

Press Release For Artists, Photographers, Poets & Writers On Edge of Humanity Magazine

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NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY

Please

DONATE

Thank you!