The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own. I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before. In this thread, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of the project. Please note: This thread is not affiliated with any company; I’m just featuring projects that I find. Please DO NOT send me your work. I do not take submissions.
Today’s featured artist: James Payne
I am fascinated by how people interact with the places they inhabit particularly in their homes and on the streets.
I grew up near Chicago IL, attended Southern Illinois University, earning a degree in Cinema and Photography in 1977.
That same year I visited New York City to attend a conference, and began shooting the people I saw on the streets there. My interest in other topics fell away and I have pursued street photography and 3D portraiture ever since. How people adapt to and transform the places they live in and interact with reveals a historical and social context that is very intriguing to me.
To see more of this project, click here.
APE contributor Suzanne Sease currently works as a consultant for photographers and illustrators around the world. She has been involved in the photography and illustration industry since the mid 80s. After establishing the art-buying department at The Martin Agency, then working for Kaplan-Thaler, Capital One, Best Buy and numerous smaller agencies and companies, she decided to be a consultant in 1999. She has a new Twitter feed with helpful marketing information because she believes that marketing should be driven by brand and not by specialty. Follow her at @SuzanneSease. Instagram
Success is more than a matter of your talent. It’s also a matter of doing a better job presenting it. And that is what I do with decades of agency and in-house experience.