I had the opportunity to visit Erin McIntosh in her studio some weeks ago, and had a wonderful experience meeting her and learning about her artwork and process. She is a a sweet, kind soul, and obviously her work is incredible. One of my favorite aspects about meeting and photographing artists who work in other mediums (than photography) is talking with them about their lives, how they maintain balance (or try to), what motivates them creatively, things they have learned through their successes and failures, and the challenges of being your own brand, in a sense. In particular, Erin and I spoke about balance. She just returned from Italy where she spent three months teaching, and also is an art instructor at various campuses in and around Athens. It was very encouraging for me personally to hear her persecutive about how busy seasons come and go, and it reminded me that this season that find myself in will pass.
You can find more about Erin and see her work on her website, erinmcintosh.com. Erin is represented by Gregg Irby and OAC Gallery. She was recently featured on Artsy Forager and is currently included in an exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia (see here). If you live in Athens, you can see her work at an exhibition at Hotel Indigo, which will be up through June.
I have a few more artists to feature coming up soon. I love seeing how this project has grown from an idea that I had over a year ago into something very beautiful -- it has brought friendship, creativity and more art into my life. I am so thankful to be able to use the medium of photography to share these experiences. Back soon.