In the Spotlight: Michael Chinnici
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On January 17 Chamira Young and I, together with PhotoShelter, launched a new podcast series called "Beyond Technique." As a result, I've been spending a lot of time on the PhotoShelter website, which is loaded with great content and support for photographers. One of my favorite features on the PhotoShelter website and blog is their New Member Shoutouts.
I love the feature because each image introduces me to the work of another artist, their websites and galleries. Just to say it's a diverse group would be an understatement. The work is stunning and represents a group of passionate photographers.
It's time for you to meet New York-based, Michael Chinnici. Like many of you today, his love for the craft was ignited early on. It all started at age eleven with his father's Argus C3 and a basement darkroom. Visiting Michael's website, the first thing that hit me was the diversity of his images. Here's a little more about his background:
He enjoys the challenges that various photographic disciplines present. He is the Founder and CEO of Photo Workshop Adventures, a premier photo tour company offering photo-centric adventure vacations in over 100 destinations in over 50 countries. Currently, Michael is pursuing an ongoing visual storytelling project titled “Vanishing Cuba” which includes images from his 14 trips (and counting) to Cuba.
Click on his image above to see more of his work.
If you haven't visited the PhotoShelter website, it's time to check it out. They're a leader in helping artists present their work in a way that's unique, professional and always so clean! Plus, they're an incredible resource covering so many different aspects of business and imaging.
They also set the standard for being accessible, because they're dedicated to helping photographers build a stronger business. They're just a phone call away at 212-206-0808. While most questions are answered on their website, there's always a live body to help you. In a day when so many companies have gone to template email correspondence and robots to answer a call, PhotoShelter walks the talk!
Click on the banner below to find out more and best of all, start your free trial and take PhotoShelter out for your own test drive!
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Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.