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Meet Michael Reilly:I am a painter of jazz, when the painting is right you can see the music come through the brush. I have been painting of 25 years, Jazz to me is the perfect thing to paint; it combines both my passions.View more Michael Reilly photos at All About JazzGear:Pen, Ink, paint.Teachers and/or influences?Robert Neuman.I knew I wanted to be a photographer when...I have always loved music and jazz since i was very young, I found an old jazz photo book at the ...read more
Meet Arkady Mitnik:Born in former USSR, Arkady combines his professional career of Engineer with his main hobby of jazz photography.Gear:A number of Olympus E-cameras with top Zuiko lenses, Canon G-12 as well as analogue (film) OM-1 OM-2 and Mamiya 645.Teachers and/or influences?Leonid Levit from Ukraine, Alik Beliavtsev.I knew I wanted to be a photographer when...Well, to be honest, I never knew it, and still do not know.Your approach to photography:Be as natural as you can. Be yourself.Your teaching approach/philosophy:read more
Meet C. Andrew Hovan: A devoted jazz fan since my school days, I have had the great advantage of combining many of my loves in a variety of creative ventures. A musician and writer, I have been an avid photographer since my freshman year in high school. My college studies led me to Boston and the Berklee College of Music and then I later decided to pursue a career in education. Having neglected my photography for many years, I decided about 15 years ago to combine my love of music with my passion for capturing special moments on ...read more
Meet Gerry Walden: I have been listening to jazz and trying to capture the essence of it in photographs since the late '60s. Based in southern England, where I was Born, I cover as many gigs and festivals as I can manage to get to and I now have a substantial library of jazz photography. Gear: This is always changing, but just recently I have switched to a Fuji X-Pro1 because I wanted something more intimate with good low noise ability; photographers will know what I mean if they have tried shooting jazz musicians. ...read more
Meet Adriana Mateo: Adriana was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the daughter of award-winning director of photography Roberto Mateo, who mentored her.Adriana started photographing with a still camera at an early age, and following her family's tradition, started working on feature films and advertising commercials. At age 23, she began working as an art director for Phillip Morris on the Marlboro campaign for TV commercials in South America . Her passion for camera work and her aspirations to become a film director lead her to move to New York City in 1992, where she ...read more
Meet Bruce Lindsay: I live in the UK and specialize in performance photography. I came to jazz after some years photographing musicians in almost every other genre: rock, indie, folk, Americana, metal.My work has been featured in magazines, on album sleeves and in exhibitions. My photograph of bluesman Robert Belfour was chosen to be part of a Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition which toured the UK in 2009-10.Gear: An elderly Nikon D80 SLR camera, usually with a Nikon 85mm 1.8 lens. No flash.Teachers and/or influences? My only ...read more
Meet Chuck Koton: Born into a family of photographers, I began carrying a camera around with me as a teenager. Eventually, I even set up a darkroom in my parents' Bronx apartment.Around the same time, I began my lifelong love affair with jazz. One night, I came across my older brother's copy of Miles Davis' Someday My Prince Will Come. The album's provocative cover photograph and the band's irresistible sounds guaranteed that my life would never be the same.During my junior year in high school, a couple of friends and I began taking the ...read more