The art that is created today is how this time period will be viewed tomorrow. We want to make a difference in the lives of artists as well as a positive change in the world.
"Photography" 2016 Show
This show will run May 1-31, 2016. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 40 accepted works and they came from the United States and the Russian Federation. The judging criterion was originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium. Other factors, such as the clarity of the images provided and their ability to be viewed online, as well as relating to the theme, also contributed to our decision. “Best of Show”, “First Place”, and “Second Place” winners received a monetary award in addition to special recognition.
We were very happy to donate 10% of all entry fees from this show to New Eyes for the Needy. New Eyes empowers children and adults in the United States and overseas with the improved vision they need to pursue a better quality of life for themselves and their communities. For more information about them, please visit their website http://www.new-eyes.org/. The lens is an important part of the camera, just as the lens is an essential part of eyeglasses. Therefore, we felt this organization fit well with our theme. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with New Eyes for the Needy. It is our hope that this small act of kindness will blossom and grow to help someone else.
Thank you to all the artists who participated! Your talents and skills gave us a diverse body of work to create this attractive show.
Buyers- Please contact the artists directly for sales. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery does not handle any part of the sale or collect any commission, it is solely between the buyer and artist. You may find a link to the artist’s website or email address below their work.
Andrey Kezzyn, on the Internet better-known as Kezzyn Waits, is a fine-art photographer based in St Petersburg, Russia, and since 2016 also in Berlin, Germany. He has been doing photography for over ten years and has developed an unconventional approach to both, the topics that he imprints into his photographs, and the technique he uses. Kezzyn focuses on careful preparation of the scene that is to be photographed; starting from selection of a location, make- up and costumes, to the lighting conditions. The single-frame shooting itself doesn’t last long and the post-processing in Photoshop is minimized.
The last four years of his work have been devoted mainly to the genre of staged photography, which resulted in producing a series of large-scale group images including the five-metre-long ironic variation of Da Vinci’s Last Supper made as one shot. However, certain theatricalisation is characteristic of most of his works regardless of the genre.
Starting his career back in 2004, Kezzyn is an example of a talented self-learner who has never had any schooling in the field of photography. Apart from being a fine-art and freelance commercial photographer, he has also been working as a director for music videos and a theatre designer. Since 2015, he has been a member of the Federation of European Photographers (FEP). Back in St Petersburg, he runs the International Photo Club SUSHKA, which regularly organises exchange outdoor exhibitions for photography lovers.
Kezzyn has had personal and group exhibitions in St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Prague, Paris, Strasbourg and Milan. His pictures are now in private collections in Russia, Belgium, France, Argentina and Czech Republic.
In addition to being a photographer, Jason is an attorney in the State of New York. He’s owned and operated commercial and portrait photography studio in Barcelona, and was the official portrait photographer for the Spanish Royals, the Duke and Duchess of Cadiz, and Salvador Dali. He has been shown at the Toledo Museum of Art, and at the Louvre Museum as part of the Exposure Awards.
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I have been an avid amateur photographer for more than 40 years, and business entrepreneur when not photographing.
Born in New York City, I grew up in Greenwich Village lower Manhattan, where I was first introduced to photography during the late 1960’s and 70’s, and began what would become a lifelong interest and passion.
Being fortunate to travel to many places throughout this world, with each journey experiencing and recording much of what I see, I share by expressing my mind’s eye through composition, light play, shape and design in my photographs.
I enjoy shooting most subject to types, including landscapes, architecture, portraits, fauna and flora, underwater… and more recently street photography.