New York-based photographer Kathryn Parker Almanas has been published in American Photo Magazine, 25 Under 25 Up-and-Coming American Photographers, and The Photo Review, amongst many others, while exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami and Philadelphia. Phew! Her still lifes of food, in particular, make me kinda hungry. Hmm, what I wouldn’t give right now for an endless buffet and a steaming cup of coffee.
There’s a freshness and subtle about these sunflower stills. They are a morning-treat panacea to a blurry-eyed, pre-coffee mindset. We checked in with the artist behind them, Ali, to get the lowdown on what fuels her creative passions: ‘Art and music are my passions in life. So much can be expressed through these mediums that cannot be expressed any other way. I believe a picture is truly worth a thousand words. When visual art isn’t enough to convey a message then music comes into play. Music brings people together. One of my friends shares my taste in music and consequently he is the person I am closest too. Music expresses our feelings even when we don’t say a word. I also care immensely for the environment. We only have one earth and I want to help protect it’.
Artist David Scheirer primarily paints with watercolors. He enjoys ‘painting realistic, somewhat quirky still-lifes’. Of his work he says, ‘the objects I paint range from the quotidian to the peculiar. I would describe my paintings as subtle — in mood, color, technique, and subject matter’. [see also the photo-realism artwork of Victoria Reynolds]