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: Brian Molyneaux

I endeavor to realize and document beauty every day in the people that surround me wherever I am in this life journey. I am endlessly intrigued by people especially those that appear different than me and I rejoice in experiencing our commonalities. I celebrate unity, diversity, inclusion and love for everyone from every land and all cultures.

I believe that at its core portraiture is a somewhat intrusive act. It is my duty as the photographer to minimize that intrusion and to connect as honestly, thoughtfully and respectfully as I possibly can.

My latest personal project This Is What Jewish Looks Like started over a year ago through a desire of mine to represent people with truth and dignity. In this first phase of my project, I photographed 60 Jewish people of diverse backgrounds, race, and origins over the course of 3 days. This imagery was compiled in collaboration with Reboot and released as a Public Service Announcement on MTV, Paramount, Showtime, and their affiliated channels in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month.

As with all of my work I am dedicated to finding that beauty that we all share as human beings floating around on this planet and I treasure our connections. I am only scratching the surface with where I am going next with this project of capturing diversity and inclusion in the Jewish faith. I welcome you all to follow along.


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 advertising and in-house corporate industry for decades.  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.  Follow her at @SuzanneSease.  Instagram

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