Yesterday I had the honor of a private portrait session with Jerry Saltz, the senior art critic for New York magazine. I did this portrait for the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL which flew Saltz down from New York to give a sold-out lecture as part of the Center’s “Hot Topics Discussion Series.”
I knew that I would have a limited amount of time with this portrait session so I went to the Center one day in advance to choose a location. I eventually decided on the balcony just outside the office of the Executive Director, Joy Satterlee. I chose the balcony because it contained interesting architectural details including arches and ornate columns characteristic of the historic home which houses the center. Whenever possible, I try to include location details in a portrait versus a generic studio background.
Saltz was the senior art critic for the Village Voice and has served as a judge in the Bravo series Work of Art: The Next Great Artist which premiered on June 9, 2010. He has published two books: Seeing Out Loud: The Village Voice Art Columns and Seeing Out Louder. A third book is on the way which he and his wife Roberta Smith, the senior art critic for The New York Times, intend to publish which includes their favorite paintings in New York. To follow his work, subscribe here.
A big THANKS goes to the Curator of Exhbitions, Jane Hart, for helping to coordinate this photo shoot. To stay up to date with the Art & Culture Center’s events, subscribe here.
I specialize in photographing people, specifically fine art portraiture and have have had private portrait sessions with many prominent people which YOU CAN VIEW HERE.
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