The Creatives Project portrait series is an ongoing photographic documentation of the nations creative core. In an effort to pay homage, elevate and connect artists with viewers and with each other, I am building a visual archive of the artists,musicians, and cultural creatives that represent a citys creative heartbeat.
I have always been drawn to the creative culture and thoseparticipants who have existed on the fringe, underground, or outside ofthe commercial world of art and music. Recognizing the isolation thatso often exists for these artists, however, I have sought ways to useher photography to connect and foster a sense of community.
The Creatives Project encourages cross-pollination between visualartists, musicians, performance artists and the audience as a whole to bring exposure and access to the larger world of creatives existing outside of each artists work.
The Project culminated in Atlanta with a massive exhibition and event, Art + Music, in November 2009. The Exhibition featured a selection of Atlantas hottest DJs and producers photographed in their studios with their favorite childhood objects. Over thirty life-size portraits were displayed, including the underground movers and shakers that have influenced Atlantas musicscene, both past and present. Many of the photographed DJs performed,offering the over 500 guests in attendance a true multimedia presentation of their work.
Here are a few of the portraits included in the exhibition. ENJOY!