The fun of Weekend Wisdom so often goes beyond topics to help you raise the bar on your own journey. It's often about catching up with old friends who are artists I met early on, some times in both their careers and my own.
I first met Howard and his wife Beverly Ornstein in 1993, back in my Hasselblad days. just after he published his second book “Seeing Red." Over the years we'd catch up every so often at a convention, usually in New York. I didn't realize how out of touch I was with what Howard's been up until we talked just a few days before this podcast. I was on book ten or twelve, only to learn he'd published twenty books over the last twenty-five years, prior to his newest two volume set. Time definitely flies when you're having a good time!
Click on any image in the categories below to see more of Howard's images and more of his portfolio.
His creativity and reputation for never compromising on the quality of anything he takes on is incredible, but it’s his passion for the craft that I've always enjoy the most. As I wandered through his site looking for images to add to this post, I found the video below. It does a far better job than I could ever do of sharing the work of one of the greatest contemporary artists in our industry...and also one of the nicest!
Grab a coffee, enjoy the podcast above and then enjoy the images Howard and Beverly share in the composite video below of Howard's twenty-five year journey. For more information on "Schatz Images: 25 Years" just click on the cover to the right.
Howard Schatz needs to be on your radar...To find out more about his books and any new projects he might be working on follow him at the Schatz - Ornsteain Studio. It's just a click away.
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.