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The exhibition has been judged (list of winners) and the gallery show is up next. Special thanks goes out to our esteemed panel of judges for taking the time to curate our inaugural exhibition: Susan Aurinko (Chicago Artists Coalition), Teresa Rad (TBWA/Chiat Day) and Kristen Walsh (Arnold Worldwide).
Date: Friday, December 6, 2013
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Chicago Art Department, 1932 S. Halsted
Admission: Free and open to the public
Five Mendola artists were selected to work with Oregon Shakespeare Festival on the promotional materials for their 2014 season. OSF provided photographs of the actors for each production, and our talented artists created their interpretations of the specific plays. Take a look at work by Joe Taylor, Jeffrey Mangiat, Aaron Sacco, Jeff Wack, and Hugh Syme--let us know what you think!
Into the Woods: Jeffrey Mangiat (below)
Cocoanuts: Joe Taylor
A Wrinkle in Time: Hugh Syme
Richard III: Hugh Syme
The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window: Aaron Sacco
Two Gentleman of Verona: Jeff Wack
Family Album: Jeff Wack
Who wouldn’t want to work with Jeff Foster? Not only is he exceptionally talented, but he’ll deliver a quality assignment with a side of humor, too. A joy to work with, Jeff has a proven track record working for clients like Nike, Toyota, ESPN, L.L. Bean, Hasbro and Tillamook, to name just a few. His style is distinct, colorful, and a great creative solution for your next campaign. Check out some of his truly amazing imagery below and then migrate over to his portfolio to see more!
When my parents started dating, my mother aspired to be a Jazz singer; my grandfather owned a Jazz record store in Harlem (She let that dream go for marriage and the prospect of having children. I guess for me that was a good thing). Growing up as a kid in NY there was always music playing, much of it was the burgeoning Brazilian Bossa Nova scene of Antônio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, and Astrud Gilberto. Bossa Nova is the fusion of Brazilian Samba and Jazz. Mother was always singing; this stuck with me so much that my 5th grade project was all about Brazilian life, culture, architecture and government.
So, when Brazilian Harper's Bazaar asked me to shoot six of the most important designers in Brazilian Fashion, I was more than pleased. I was thrilled to go to Sao Paolo in September, and very excited to be meeting such talent. Four of the images are included here (and on my blog), the Brazilian designers impresarios: Alexandre Herchcovitch, Reinaldo Lourenco, Vitorino Campos, and Carlos Miele with their clothing, friends and favorite models.
People and animals are my passion. I am straightforward, honest, and absolutely love what I do for a living. I love meeting and photographing new people and making them feel like they contribute a very important part to the success of the photo. For the past 15 years I have been donating my services to Home For Life, a no-kill animal shelter, which has given me the opportunity to photograph many wonderful, loving animals (and not to mention, the 3 additions to my own furry family). My crew is like family to me - I like everyone on set to be an equal partner and to contribute ideas, which creates a more fun work environment and ultimately better pictures!
Conceptual still life photographer and sculptor, Massimo Gammacurta, was born in Rome, Italy and studied photography at Cine TV Roberto Rossellini's School. Influenced by the Futurist art movement the Graffiti culture and Fellini's and Pasolini movies, he shot stills and portraits for a host of publications and advertising such as Puma, Nike, Chanel, Lancome, Google, Vogue Italia, Glamour Italia, Esquire UK, GQ Italy.
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat…the list seems never-ending as the demand and creation of social media apps grows on what feels like a daily basis. Many perceive social media as more casual than professional. The detriment to this way of thinking is not just the networking opportunities, but with the trend of advertising money toward social media, the future proves more costly for those who do not embrace it.