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David Levinthal: Toying with the Past?

A photograph of a horse on it's back legs with a man next to it.

David Levinthal, Untitled from the series Wild West1989, instant color print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor, 2018.3.190, © 1989, David Levinthal

Photographer David Levinthal is renowned for his meticulous use of toys and plastic figures to create images and tableaux that reflect different aspects of American culture. His innate ability to see America through a sharply focused lens, shines a light on how we shape our times and how our times shape us.

Lucinda Grange photographer of the extreme

screen shot 2019-01-10 at 10.02.40 amLucinda Grange is a photographer of the extreme. She has traveled the world and climbed on iconic structures and buildings, bringing back with her, cliches that are breathtaking and unique.

Lucinda uses photography as a means of self expression and to “excite, intrigue, educate, and most of all, make people feel inspired:  to see and interact with the world differently, to get more enjoyment, adventure and excitement in their day to day life.”  Some critics say her work is too extreme and not worth the risk… They missed the point: she is an expert climber trained since her childhood and the photography is happening because she’s climbing “I would do this, and have done this, without a camera”. Not the other way around. I see her work as an expression of freedom and inner strength. A young woman, expert at what she does, who wants to follow her passion and the bonus is that she shares her adventures with us.

How Focus Changed My Photography Business

Embracing a cause and a purpose took this photographer from unknown to memorable. Dawn Whitmore shares her story and how she gained traction in a niche market.

 

"Tranquility Questioned" by photographer Dawn Whitmore

This barn is still used each year for hay storage. It is near Chancellor’s Battlefield but a subdivision has been built behind it.

 

Like most photographers, in the beginning my work was all over the place. I described myself as a landscape and nature photographer. However, what I found was that people liked my work, but didn’t connect in a memorable way. My artwork lived in a world with a plethora of faceless and nameless “landscape & nature” photographers. Fellow artist Corrina Thurston shares in one of her books, “Just having beautiful artwork unfortunately won’t make a successful business.”

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