George is:

 

A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Point Park University.

 

A past print production artist, technical illustrator and book cover designer.

 

A former full-time instructor of graphic design, art history, illustration and photography.

 

A perpetual and passionate student of the visual arts.

 

Inspired and influenced by everything from _(film noir)_ to _(live theater arts)_, _(Boticelli)_ to _(Vogue magazine)_, _(Carrivaggio)_ to _(retro-kitsch)_.

 

Especially keen on merging old and new mediums, a la traditional hand-drawn imagery with computer-generated illustration, photo and type treatments.

 

Fascinated with the juxtaposition of past and present - and wildly diversified - cultural references.

 

Currently applying all of the above to expanding experimentation with fashion and environmental photography.

 

Intrigued by what's around the bend of his artistic journey.

 

My gear...

 

Canon 40D

Tamron 17-50mm f2.8

Canon 24-105mm f4L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f4L USM

  

Canon G12 - just because I wanted one.

Ricoh CX2 - to keep in my pocket. (Hardly se this anymore)

iPhone, with Camera Awesome and InstaGram.

 

2 Vivitar hv285 flash.

1 Vivitar 283 flash

1 Nissin 622 flash

  

Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod and 496RC2 ballhead.

Gorilla pod - SLR zoom size.

Manfrotto monopod.

  

Partial wish-list of locations and theme. (some of which I have no access to)...

Warehouses, abandoned firehouse.

Airplane hanger

Railroad freight car

Old ships and boats, dockyard

Cathedral

Abandoned hospital, schoolhouse.

Abandoned amusement park

 

I have ideas of photographing interpretations of some of the following themes...

Alfred Hitchcock movies

Coen Brothers movies

Lewis Carroll literature. (Alice, Looking Glass, Jabberwocky)

Peculiar interpretation of some classic jokes (chicken crossing the road, knock knock, etc.)

fairy tales (Grims, Old Disney)

Mystery

Essence

Sublime/Biblical/Transcendental/Transubstantiated

Water and wet clothes/wet hair

Theater or Dance

Music

Classic movies

Period/Retro (20s, 30s, 40, 50s)

 

Fine art influences...

Maxfield Parrish

Edward Hopper

Classical Antiquity (Egypt, Greece, Rome)

Carrivaggio

Bernini

Boticelli

Degas

Andy Warhol

   

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  • JoinedApril 2007
  • OccupationPhotographer and Graphic Designer
  • HometownMansfield PA, Pittsburgh PA
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