Jan 122015
Art & Fear: Part 3 Michelle Leung

Art & Fear Part 3 MICHELLE LEUNG Fears about myself “…Making art provides uncomfortably accurate feedback about the gap that inevitably exists between what you intended to do, and what you did. In fact, if art-making did not tell you (the maker) so enormously much about yourself, then making art that matters to you would be impossible.” - Bayles and Orland, ‘Art & [more...]

Jan 072015
A Pilgrimage to San Giorgio in Venice

A Pilgrimage to San Giorgio  Venice/ITALY THE UNPAINTED CEILING   Across the Canal A quick vaporetto ride from San Marco lies the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.  It is a world unto itself.  The Giudecca, which separates central Venice from the outer island, is an impenetrable distance for the daily tourist.  While hoards of people [more...]

Nov 202014
Venice, through the eyes of a Writer, Mirsada Hadzic

Venice, through the eyes of a Writer –Mirsada Hadzic Until you meet again…   Adam’s Note How can an experience be summarized in a single medium?  Whether it is the typewriter of Ernest Hemingway or the camera of Robert Capa…the feel of a city like Venice is difficult to capture in one medium.   No [more...]

Oct 222014
Rewind: The Bear in the Canal interview on Leica Camera Blog

Rewind: The Bear in the Canal Interview Leica Camera Blog Ipa Award Deeper Perspective The Back Story Everything in this series was shot in a squero (Venetian boatyard) that was started by Roberto Tramontin’s great-grandfather in 1884. My presence was lackluster at best and believe me, I’m not in when it comes to Venice. In [more...]

Oct 192014
2014 Ipa International Photography Award | Adam Marelli

2014 Ipa Award | Adam Marelli Invisible City & Bear in the Canal Matera & Venice, Italy   Introduction Photography competitions are a strange breed.  They come in almost every variety from the town fair to international art recognition.  To an outsider, it may be difficult to determine what a competition actually does and what [more...]

Jul 222014
Social Media for Photographers: Facebook

Social Media for Photographers Social Media for the Anti-Social Part 2: Facebook   Introduction A while back, on Facebook, I heard a quote… QUESTION “If you could tell someone from 100 years ago anything about the future what would it be? ANSWER “I have a small black box I carry in my pocket that has [more...]

Sep 102012

Hey Everyone, We arrived in Italy without any problem, in spite of the Lufthansa strike.  I have a bunch of new updates that will be going up over the next few days.  The NYC workshop was a wonderful success.  We had an excellent group of photographers and the weather worked out perfectly.  I am in [more...]

Aug 142012

Venice Preparation Watermark | JOSEPH BRODSKY | The reflections of Nobel  Prize winning author Joseph Brodsky capture the mixture of emotions that any outsider  feels when they come to Venice. Caught between fascination and  alienation, Venice is a city that  continues to baffle us and seduce our senses.       Preparation for Venice My [more...]

May 152012
Italy Workshop Announcement

Introduction to Design/Composition in Street Photography Workshop Venice & Verona ( ITALY )   A Secret Tradition Come explore the sun drenched side streets of Venice & Verona in a truly unique photography workshop.  We will retrace the footsteps of the “Grand Tour” which was the foundation for any serious artist in the last three [more...]