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Carlos went school to become an architect and had a great job waiting for him when he graduated college. It was his dream job with the only sustainable architecture firm in the region. They offered him a partnership opportunity. According to Carlos, upon graduating from college, “a mind flip drove him to look for the truth of happiness and the truth of himself.” Instead of “sitting, working, and waiting for life to finish,” he gave up everything, sold all his material possessions, put the cash in his pocket, and boarded a plane and took off for destnations unknown to “target harmony, happiness, and truth.”
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The retired automotive advertising photographer’s mastery of technique now serves his own artistic expression. Robert is currently embracing the creative process fostering imagery with more emotional flavor and conceptual significance. He regularly exhibits in galleries and museums. His work is found in private and corporate collections as well. Most of his photography is drawn from his seasonal residence on Northern Lake Michigan and frequent trips to Southwest United States.
After only a few short weeks of going live my new liveBooks website elevated me into a new market. With a new client base being established, my projects were increasing in complexity and budget. My workload was evolving from small partial day shoots to large multiple day assignments for prominent companies. The new attention that my business was receiving was due to two major factors: powerful search engine optimization tools and the overall aesthetic of my site. My liveBooks site not only looks great and functions beautifully, it also ensures that my site is searchable without having to pay others for search results.
With customer support quick to resolve issues, the best SEO in the industry and features that work hard so that you can spend more time shooting, I will continue to recommend liveBooks to creative professionals looking to take their business to the next level.
I worked with the designers at liveBooks to design my custom Scaler website and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The design team was quick and put in the extra time to make sure my site was everything I imagined. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend liveBooks to anyone looking for a superior photography website.
Mike Henry got his B.F.A. in Photography from Columbia College in Chicago. After years of portrait and business editorial, in both New York and Chicago, Mike packed his bags for sunny Los Angeles where he rebuilt his portfolio and began his career as a commercial lifestyle and advertising photographer. Mike’s work is fun, energetic, clean and sometimes leans towards quirky. The kids love him and adults feel at ease in front of his lens.
Mike now spends his time back and forth between L.A. and N.Y. shooting for advertising, editorial and fashion apparel clients. When not behind the camera you can find Mike enjoying the California beach lifestyle just outside Los Angeles in Santa Monica.
The best way I can think to describe Lucy’s work is with the adjective “Live”. The sports photography on her liveBooks site plays out like an “ESPN Top 100 Sports Moments” except better; it’s energetic, spontaneous and well… live! Every image on her liveBooks site feels momentous. You will likely find your mind playing out a scenario of what might come next after each frame. For this reason, Lucy has covered the greatest of sporting events including five Super Bowls, 11 NBA finals, and recently the Olympic Games.
Lucy is also accomplished in the area of photojournalism. The emotion in her portfolios of Afghanistan and Gaza feels raw and undisturbed. Each image feels like something you would remember forever if you saw it first hand. I was especially moved by the intensity of images she captured from Gaza, in which each insightful photo captures the humanity and inhumanity of war even beyond what is tangible in the frame. To this end, Lucy’s images enable important stories to be told.
Take a look at Andy Smith’s work and you’ll see that he’s a different kind of photographer. Alongside his lifestyle work, his portfolios are storybooks of real people, often working in unique environments, to provide goods and services that we use everyday. Andy’s most recent project showcases how larger corporations are investing back in the communities where they harvest resources; from funding schools and community programs to planning sustainable resource procurement. From food companies to fashion brands and rubber manufacturers, companies oftentimes have deep supply chains that include small shareholders in developing countries. Many corporations are investing in improving the lives of these people and creating sustainable systems that supplement the resources they harvest. In this time when news about corporations is overwhelmingly negative, it’s important that photographers like Andy tell these stories too. Read more about Andy’s new work and hear more of his stories on his liveBooks website.
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Craig’s photography has a majestic quality that creates the illusion of movement. His mastery of light pulls your eyes across each of the vast landscapes he captures. The various textured elements accentuate the story and connect you to the subject of each photograph.
When you look at Craig’s work you can’t help but reflect upon just how beautiful our world truly is.The magic began at the age of 14. Craig recalls the wonderful experience of seeing a photographic print miraculously appear in the tray for the first time in a makeshift darkroom; illuminated only by the glow of a few Christmas tree lights. Later, after a chance encounter with a famous west coast master photographer and viewing his work on the walls of a small photography gallery, Craig made the momentous decision to become a photographer. He enrolled in an art program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology and later worked with famed photographer Paul Caponigro in Santa Fe, where Craig has lived since 1985.
Since the opening of his first major one-man show at the Albuquerque Museum of Art in 1994, he has won accolades for his work exhibited in museums and galleries across the country. He has published seven books of his photographs, focusing primarily in black and white, on the varied landscape and people of New Mexico and the American west.
Craig’s new book, “Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait,” was released on October 1st. Landscape Dreams pays homage to New Mexico’s ancient history and the details of everyday life in ninety beautifully reproduced photographs, accompanied by three essays by well-known New Mexican writers. The photographs were made over the nearly three decades that he has lived and worked in New Mexico, offering a remarkably complete, varied, and original portrait of the state many call the “Land of Enchantment.” Take a look at his portfolio of images, some of which can be found in his new book and on his liveBooks website. The book is available from Amazon.com. Personalized and autographed copies are also available from the photographer’s studio.