“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso
What is art if you can’t share it?
I know I ramble on quite a bit here on the blog about art and finding passion in creating and sharing your gift with the world. One of those forms that I often personally struggle with is the art for of the word. It’s while I am typing this at my little table in Starbucks on a cool South Florida evening that I am reminded of that.
The easy part about these Sunday evening “Meet the Artist” posts is the mechanical things. You know, finding an image, perhaps a video or 2, links to social media and blogs, a half assed attempt at formatting the wordpress post…..these are easy. How to give credit to the artist and why his gift to the world is so special? That’s the bigger challenge for me…..
Well, to get this thing going (finally Mike!), I’ll simply share an intro to Alex right from one of his own sites
Meet the Artist – Alex Kovolsv
I have been a fan of his for a couple of weeks now and have devoured a few of his lessons in studio photography. He is an amazing mix simple “you can do this” tips and technical suggestions as well as an extremely talented visual artist. Its not often that you find people with a nice mix of these 2 traits.
(again, I’m fumbling with the words. I warned you!)
So like I said, right from the words of Alex….
I’m a mix of technicality, innovation and out of the box thinking. I love taking on technical challenges in anything I do, including photography.
As a photographer, I am completely self taught. I don’t know the rules, nor do I care about them. I don’t follow the herd, I do it my way. That’s turned out to be invaluable in what I do. It has allowed me to experiment, see outside the borders, challenge the authorities and create a stunning photography style that is crisp, sharp and crystal clear.
I’m sure you will enjoy these 2 clips as I know I gig. The google creation was pretty cool don’t ya think?!
How Google was made from Alex Koloskov on Vimeo.
This next one is an example of some of the amazing tutorials (most are free!) he has created. Check out the links below for more!
Studio Photography 101- How to create a gradient reflection with large softbox from Alex Koloskov on Vimeo.
For more from Alex, check out more of his art on his portfilio here, a few more great videos here on Vimeo, a few stories on his blog here, and his amazing educational site over here!