Margo, a.k.a. The Barefoot Contessa, got her first camera at age eight and has been photographing and traveling with a passion ever since. Starting as a location and stock photographer for travel, outdoor, advertising, and corporate clients in the early 80s, she has given numerous photo workshops and lectures. Her work has appeared in a plethora of calendars, coffee-table books, and magazines worldwide, including GEO, National Geographic Traveler, Vogue,and many others. Margo’s photographs have won numerous awards over the years, have been juried into countless exhibitions as well as appeared in solo ones, and are in private collections here and abroad, including The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe, Cambridge, MA and the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, New Haven, CT. Growing up in an artistic family that exposed her to the great museums and painters of the world has given Margo a unique insight into composition and the quality of light. The energy and passion for photography.
I have loved photography for over 45 years. My aesthetic is to produce creative, offbeat, and engaging images. This is especially hard to do with landscapes. This photo, taken in Zion National Park, Utah, was taken with Kodak Aerochrome infrared film that, most notably, changes the color of trees to pink. (If you want the technical info, I used a Nikon FM2, Nikon 24-85 f/2.8 zoom lens and an orange filter.)
But my background is not in the arts—I studied math, science, and computer science prior to getting an MBA. Professionally, I was a financial analyst who specialized in stocks. But after I started working in finance, my interests shifted to art, politics and history. I lived in Manhattan (New York City) for 30 years; over that time I took great advantage of the many museums in New York City and took a lot of photos of NYC. While I have not studied art, I have absorbed a lot of what I viewed in museums and art and photo books.
I have lived in Reno for four and a half years. Prior to that, I lived in Southern California (Riverside) for a year. In between Riverside and New York City, I lived in Las Vegas for two and a half years. I love living in the West, which has inspired my photography a great deal. I have shown my work in San Francisco, Reno (including one solo show), Southern California, and Las Vegas (one solo show).
Alexander has been a professional photographer in Chicago for more than 15 years, widely published for his Food and Drink Photography. While he excels in Portrait Photography, along with Food and Drink Photography, his greatest affection as an artist lives in his editorial work, both in Fashion and Photojournalism. He was featured for his photo documentary work in The Culture Trip and quoted in the Chicago Tribune for his opinions on civil disobedience. With extended devotion for his field, Alexander has taught at The Chicago Photography Center as well as served on their Board. His passion for photography is only matched by his love for exploration; traveling from Spain to Indonesia, he combines both sentiments to capture the next stunning image.
Heather Joy Layton is an interdisciplinary artist based in Southern California, whose work bridges photography, performance, and painting. She has degrees in performing arts and gender studies from UC Santa Barbara, as well as a graduate degree in visual studies from San Francisco State. Layton’s multi-media photographs have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and her electronic music pieces have been featured in exhibitions by the Oakland Museum of California and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Bio: Hannah Arnette was born and raised in the heart of Greenville, SC. She is a young artist who recently graduated with an Associate Degree from Greenville Technical College and has completed certification for graphic design, photography and web design in 2018. She has received awards for her photography in the Greenville Tech Visual Arts Department Student Exhibition and in the Spartanburg Library’s Juried Exhibition. Her work was included in the SE Center for Photography’s Exhibition Still Life and is featured at Mary Praytor’s Gallery in downtown Greenville, SC.
Currently she is working on a series of minimalist still lifes, using vivid but calming color schemes and purposefully arranged objects. The series is centered around an array of fruits or flora isolated on a solid colored backdrop. Her intent is to create a quiet place that appeals to the viewer’s senses and allows them to isolate themselves from feelings of stress and anxiety
Colin Quest is a digital artist and photographer from Melbourne Australia.
Colin’s main speciality is creating tropical desert settings and collages under the artist name ‘Habitat Legit’ and has recently began to promote the photography work that goes into forming them. His color driven images draw inspiration from both architecture and landscape with a minimalistic approach that explores elements of texture, pattern and surrealism.
In 2019, Colin plans to further develop both mediums and work towards his second solo exhibition, which aims to highlight his colorful personality and encourage a positive well being through art.
Daniel Roa is a fashion & scenic photographer who loves fashion, makeup, traveling, and learning! Their passion and love for photography has been developing for the past 5 years and continues to grow as they collaborate with others. Their experiences around the world have deeply inspired their photography and livelihood. Daniel is currently residing in Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina but is able to travel anywhere for last minute adventures!
Cindy is a world traveler, dog lover, brand story-teller and interior designer. She has a curious mind and is looking for beauty in the everyday. She likes to eat good food and explore the unknown, snapping a few pics along the way.
David Norton is a self-taught photographer who first picked up a camera when he was 12 years old.
His journey has taken him from cars and architectural subjects to street, landscape and portrait photography, with an intensifying focus on post-production methods to alter a viewer’s perceptions to match David’s headspace.
He lives in central New Jersey with his wife, his one month old daughter, two Labrador retrievers and three cats.
Kent Meister is a Brooklyn-based commercial and editorial portrait photographer. Originally hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Meister’s early background in theater and film luckily paved the way to getting a camera in his hands. It turned out to completely change his life. Being intensely curious about people, portrait photography naturally became a passion. Many of his portraits are taken with an aim to reveal subtle layers of personality or hint at the mystery within a subject. Kent is also an alumni of The School of Visual Arts in New York City with a Masters in Digital Photography.