We recently had the opportunity to photograph pieces from Pittsburgh-based artists and couldn’t help but to play favorites. Art is largely subjective; what I may like, Nathan won’t, and vice versa. You can see the differences in style in our favorite pieces this month. That said, we love having a running dialog about what speaks to us, the feelings we get from these pieces, and the insight we receive from the artists and their process.
Sam’s Favorite Piece of the Month
I’m really excited about Sharif Bey’s work at Pittsburgh Glass Center this month. As I mentioned when we played favorites during the Art of Fire auction photography process, I love all kinds of glass artwork.
Bey is the current exhibiting artist at PGC with a show called “Dialogues in Clay + Glass.” Bey has been working in clay and ceramics for quite some time and he was invited to participate in the Idea Furnace residency program at PGC despite having no glass experience.
It’s also a great example of why you need a pro to photograph your work. The artist may understand how to make the colors visible to the human eye, but a photographer will know how to capture those colors just as vividly in the camera’s eye.
Nathan’s Favorite Piece of the Month
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