In today's fast paced world,
we are more apt to react to a favourable, fascinating image, rather that
taking the time to read a half page of text, describing the features of
a particular product. Very few photographers have the ability to grasp
what the company is trying to portray and then come up with a photograph
that will catch the reader's eye, as they flip the pages of a magazine,
or drive by a billboard at 70 miles per hour. We are honored to have some
of the most exciting commercial photographers in the world, as members
of our exclusive site.
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Professionals Of Commercial Art Photography
Born in Salerno / Italy 48 years ago, Ciro
Antinozzi in the 1980 got at a Geological degree. He became a professional
Ciro Antinozzi works in Salerno where is
his photographic studio for the still life , foods and people. Besides
he made a slide archivium over twenty thousand photographs electronically
catalogued and distibuted all over the world by international agencies
(Italy,Germany,U.S.A.,Mexico, Singapore, New Zealand).
His shoots was used by advertising agencies
as Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Ted Bates, Ata Univas and
Ciro Antinozzi usually works with three photographic
formats with five Nikon bodies and many lenses, two Hasselblad and
a Sinar body with all the required lenses for everything. Ciro Antinozzi
works are usually made by digital machines (Macintoshes, Polaroid
scanners and Minolta and Nikon digital cameras).
Introducing Ayhan in few
words is really no easy task, since he's no ordinary photographer
but a truly multi-talented person, combining a composer/song writer,
a blues & jazz guitarist, an artist and a filmmaker all in one.
Long before digital imaging was available,
Ayhan had a reputation in producing highly intriguing images applying
in-camera-composition and motion-control techniques, blended together
with his "Magical Mystery Torch"¨ lighting system,
which aroused attention and recognition world-wide.
Today, with the high-end digital studio
at his command, it's no surprise that he turns out even more intriguing
eye-catchers, which do not necessarily reveal the typical computer
effects look. Images which do look computerized, may in fact be
straight-forward shots and those which might look ever so simple
and shot off the hip could be the result of a long day's shooting
plus extensive but carefully balanced digital manipulation.
It's always a great pleasure working with
this humorous person and a relief to know that no matter how difficult
and challenging the task, Ayhan will come up with a perfectly satisfactory
solution, masterfully executed.
Leigh Thornton McGuinness
"I take my commercial commitments very seriously.
My commercial work reflects a stile of my artwork of
this particular time. But there the similarity ends.
I don't mix commercial ideas with art ideas.
They have completely different purposes.
Commercial ideas are light and are to sell the product.
I try to make them classy, mysterious
and most of all eye-catching.
There is nothing light about my art images.
I dive deep for inspiration. " -Misha Gordin
David Mendelsohn's work has a
life of its own. It catches your eye, grabs hold of your soul,
and pulls you deep into its framework, so that ultimately
you feel as the image. You become aware if the rain splattering
off your back as you strain to read the headlines on a taxi
driver's newspaper. You can smell the characteristic aroma
of the burning cigar, held perfectly poised in the wrinkled
hand of a green-clad man with a white mustache. You marvel
at how much this man resembles the stark white skull on the
wall beside him. Or, perhaps, how much they differ. No matter,
certainly they belong together.
known for his highly graphic, award-winning commercial photography,
Mendelsohn did not start his professional career behind a
camera. " I came to photography through a rather indirect
path," he recalls. "I always had some interest in
the medium after my dad gave me his old Argus C3, around my
12th birthday, I toyed with the camera and a makeshift dark
room to some degree, but it was simply another one of my interests."
The Art of Expression Mendelsohn's
acute sense of graphic design and his use of color and balance
are what makes work so intriguing. Although his commercial
work is primarily color, he also has a love for Black and
White. "When one shoots color and black-and-white, two
distinct mindset are required," he observed. "Black
and White is about pure form and tonality, and quite beautiful
in its simplicity. To appreciate a black-and-white image,
you are forced to remove yourself from this world and transport
your perceptions to another. It borders on the surreal. As
most of us see in color, you are compelled as both the viewer
and the artist to see things in a different way.
E N A T A R A T A J C Z Y K
Renata Ratajczyk is an internationally acclaimed photographer
and a digital
artist specializing in photo illustration, fashion and
fine art portraiture.
In her distinctive dream-like and visionary images she
often merges reality
with a fantasy world.
Originally from Warsaw, Poland, she has been living and
working in Toronto,
Canada since several years.
Renata's work has been published in a variety of books,
covers), on CDs, in calendars, on posters, greeting cards,
well as it has been used in advertising. To see some samples
published work, please see PUBLISHED work section.
To see samples of Renata's artwork please visit RENATA'S
Renata also invites you to see her other galleries on the
(please see MORE ARTWORK section). Beside many other portfolios,
you will find there several INTERVIEWS with the artist.
Renata is available to work on assignment CREATING ARTWORK
SPECIFICATIONS. She is also available to take FINE ART
PORTRAITS of you
or your loved onces, as well as to create MODELS'/ACTORS'
Her ARTWORK COULD BE PURCHASED for a variety of uses (publications,
advertising, web usage etc.) directly from the artists
or via stock agencies
representIing part of Renata's work.
CLIENTS' LIST and PRINTED PORTFOLIOS are available on
Renata's FINE ART LIMITED EDITION PRNTS are avalable directly
the artist. Samples of prints for sale can be seen in Renata's
ART STORE at:
http://lightvision.homestead.com/page1.html (BUY ART section
of this website).
Renata welcomes your comments and inquiries about her
work. If you need
more information or if you would like to contact the artist
your e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com
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Practically all great artists accept the influence of others. But
. . . the artist with vision sees his material, chooses, changes,
and by integrating what he has learned with his own experiences,
finally molds something distinctly personnel.-Romare Howard Bearden