Jonathan Waiter is a New York-based freelance photographer. He is interested in the subtle darker viral pervasive feelings. He is fascinated by the human perception and how easily it is coloured by our mental outlook on the world. Jonathan also focuses on the artist / subject relationship, a process he beliefs can reveal the emotional vulnerability of the portrayed (cf. 500photographers) You can visit his website or follow his Tumblr for more work.
Recently, Jonathan learned that he has a fast growing cancer, Lymphoma, that has metastasized throughout his body. He is undergoing an aggressive treatment without the benefit of health coverage. Please give your love and support via GoFundMe or his online print store that his friends have created to help him through this long and difficult process.
Ryan Kalivretenos, Heather Huey and Billy Kidd have started an online print store to help raise funds for Jonathan Waiter and his fight against cancer: “All profits go to Jonathan for medical expenses and day to day life. We have a small collection of 20 prints up now, but we will increase this collection as support grows, and that’s something we need. Jonathan has been diagnosed with Stage III B, Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma. We as a community need to band together and help support those battling such difficult diseases.” You can also give your support via GoFundMe page or help to spread the word!
Michael Shapcott is a Central Connecticut-based painter, known for his daring color palette and emotionally charged portraits. His work deals with highly detailed graphite underdrawings which he then paints with colorful washes in oil and acrylic paints. In addition to painting, Shapcott creates art videos that track the process of painting a painting and show his unique style of working. (cf. artist’s bio) Please visit Michael’s Tumblr, support his Drawing a Drawing 365 project and find out how to get your personal portrait drawn HERE!
The work of New York based photographer Billy Kidd is simple, minimal and emotional. He uses photography as a medium to express what he sees beauty to be, through the form of similar objects i.e nudes and flowers or nerves and trees. Billy founds his inspiration in his life, his love, his family, his friends and his adventures. He says: “I am my art and family.”
Billy is preparing his first exhibition in Soho, NY at Clic Gallery on September 2012 and is selling prints, polaroids, and his limited edition book through KickStarter to raise funds. The project “Heather Huey was shot by Billy Kidd is a love story. “We have and still are creating a body of work that doesn’t objectify or sexualize the female body, but celebrates the maturing nature of what a woman is. We’ve combined that with Heather’s designs to help abstract the process, to focus more on the tones, textures and form of what she is. She is the love of my life and the perfect description of the female body.” (Interview with artist by ARTchipel Mar-2012) You can support Billy’s 1st exhibition project here.
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