Artist Talk at RAW Space Gallery in Vero Beach, Florida

I’m very pleased to announce my artist talk at RAW Space next Thursday, April 26th at 6:30pm. I’ll be sharing some of the inspiration and creative process behind the works the make up my exhibition Ancient // Future.

The gallery is located at 1795 Old Dixie Highway in Vero Beach. Admission is free and we’ll be serving food and drinks!

The exhibition has been written up in 32963 and Vero News. Here are links http://www.vb32963online.com/ebooks/VB32963_Current/mobile/index.html#p=42. This version has a slightly different photos http://veronews.com/2018/04/12/wander-wonder-attas-artistic-retrospective/. Special thanks to Ellen Fischer!

The response to the show has been very powerful. I hope to see you there!

If you can’t make the talk and would like to schedule a private visit please contact me. The exhibition will be up through April 30th.

Announcing Artist Talk at RAW Space Gallery, Vero Beach, FL

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Retrospective Exhibition at RAW Space in Vero Beach Opens April 6, 2018

I’m very excited to announce the opening of my retrospective exhibition at RAW Space in Vero Beach, FL!

Ancient // Future will feature over 20 years of photography, video and soundscapes exploring the wonders of the universe.  Please visit my Fine Art page to preview some of the work that will be featured in the show.

The exhibition will run from April 6 – 30, 2018 with a free opening reception at the gallery April 6th from 5-9pm.

Fine Art exhibition Ancient // Future announcement postcard

Special thanks to Neli Santamarina, Silvia Medina and Niurka Barroso for helping make this happen!

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Celestial Fine Art Photographs Featured In Portfolio Magazine

I am very honored to have a my new series of celestial fine art photographs A Glimpse of Infinity featured in the current issue of Portfolio Magazine. Very grateful for Penny Tranchilla and Xaque Gruber for making it possible.

Celestial fine art photographs published in Portfolio Magazine.

Celestial Fine Art Photographs Published in Portfolio Magazine

 

I use light to engage the mysteries of creation and the infinite. Balanced at the intersection of spirituality and science my work is an exploration of the ineffable. Grounded in my spiritual practice and scientific curiosity the resulting works radiate a sense of wonder, wholeness, healing and peace for me.

The exhibition is on display at the Clare Gallery in Hartford, CT through December 31, 2017. Selections from this series will be part of my upcoming exhibition Ancient // Future at RAW Space opening April 8th in Vero Beach, FL.

Click here for my A Glimpse of Infinity gallery.

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Miami Architectural Photography Featured in Luxe Magazine

Very excited to have my architectural photography featured in the May/June Luxe. Interiors + Design Miami edition! Had the pleasure of working with the amazing BBH Design Studio to create these photos! Thank you Olivia Lambert, Pamela Jaccarino, BBH Design Studio and the entire team!

Architectural Interior Photography for Luxe Magazine, Miami, FL

Architectural Interior Photography for Luxe Magazine, Miami, FL

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Architectural Photography Featured On Cover Of Luxe Magazine

Honored to have my photography featured on the cover of the May/June Palm Beach edition of Luxe. Interiors + Design Magazine! Beautiful Windsor home with visionary interior design by Britt Taner Design looks gorgeous! Love the use of color inside and out! Check out the May/June Palm Beach edition of Luxe for more photos.

Many thanks to the teams at Windsor, Luxe Magazine and of course, Britt Taner!

Architectural Interior Photography for Luxe Magazine, Windsor, Vero Beach, FL

Architectural Interior Photography for Luxe Magazine, Windsor, Vero Beach, FL

 

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Architectural Photography of Thom Filicia’s Beach Club Refresh

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to photograph interior design star Thom Filicia‘s design refresh of the Sea Oaks Beach Club in Vero Beach, Florida. My architectural photography from the shoot was featured as the cover story in the November issue of Vero Beach Magazine! Here are a few highlights from our shoot. You can see more of my interior photography on Thom Filicia’s online design portfolio.


Architectural Photography, Florida Interiors
Architectural Photography, Florida Interiors
Architectural Photography, Florida InteriorsArchitectural Photography, Florida Interiors

These are from my recent shoot for interior designer Thom Filicia and Sea Oaks Beach & Tennis Club highlighting the fantastic redesign of their oceanfront beach club. Check out more of my interior photography of this project in Vero Beach Magazine, available on newsstands and by subscription. To see more of my architectural photography please visit my architectural + interior photography portfolio.

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Sleeklens Photoshop Action Review

I was recently contacted by the marketing department of the Copenhagen-based company Sleeklens to review their Lightroom workflows and Photoshop actions. In the interest of transparency I was offered a set of Photoshop actions at no charge in exchange for an objective review of their product.

On their website https://sleeklens.com they state “Our goal is to provide a product that works ‘with’ you, not ‘for’ you”. I thought it would be interesting to use this review to see how well they achieve their goal.

Sleeklens makes a nice range of Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions designed to suit a wide variety of subject matter and photographic styles. Their website is very well designed offering many “before and after” comparisons to help you visualize the potential impact of their products on your photography. I encourage you to check it out not only for their product info but also for the wealth of photography tutorials and inspiration. You can find it at https://sleeklens.com

Architectural Photographer Reviews Sleeklens Photoshop Actions Review for Architectural Photography

A Small Sample of the Photoshop Actions Offered by Sleeklens

 

As a commercial photographer I focus primarily on architectural, product and food photography so I requested the Landscape Adventures bundle for Photoshop, my primary photo editing software and tried it out with some of my architectural photography.

I found the installation very easy. Simple instructions on their website will guide you through the process even if you’re relatively new to Lightroom or Photoshop. You’ll be up and running in no time!

Working with the Sleekness actions in Photoshop is equally simple. Within the Sleekness action set you’ll find 56 individual actions organized into useful categories. Most, though not all, have meaningful names that will give you a pretty good sense of how they’ll effect your images. This prevents the need to apply them just to see what they do.

For a full list of the actions contained within the Landscape Adventure Collection visit https://sleeklens.com/product/landscape-adventure-photoshop-actions/. You’ll find lots of examples of how the actions can work “with” you here. In addition to sample images you’ll find tons of resources including a complete list of actions and great video tutorials on how to install and use them.

Once you’ve installed the actions into Photoshop you’ll notice them neatly bundled in your Actions window. To apply an action all you have to do is click once to select it and then click the Play button at the bottom of the action panel. Photoshop will quickly run the steps within the action. Sleeklens will offer tool tips along the way to help you achieve the look you want or discover new possibilities for your work. This is an awesome feature that will help you achieve the look you want or unlock new looks FAST!

What I love about this action set is the way it allows me to make quick adjusts to my images while retaining the ability to tweak them so they’re just right. No “canned” filter looks here!

I also found that most of the actions I tried use adjustment layers rather than pixel layers. This helps keep your files relatively small and nimble especially when compared to some of the other filter sets on the market.

Whether your use Lightroom or Photoshop, shoot people, landscape or architecture, consider yourself a novice or professional, I’m sure you’ll find that their easy to use products will help you achieve your look in a fraction of the time it currently takes. You may even discover a new looks in the process!

In my opinion, the folks at Sleekness not only live up to their goal of “providing a product that works ‘with’ you, not ‘for’ you” but do so at a very reasonable price!

For more information on the Photoshop Actions offered by Sleeklens please visit: https://sleeklens.com/product-category/photoshop-actions/

Sleeklens also offers professional photo editing and retouching services. To learn more visit https://sleeklens.com/product/professional-photo-editing-service/

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Fine Art Photography Exhibited in Vero Beach, Florida

I’m very excited to part of a group exhibition being held at the Center for Spiritual Care for the month of December. I hope you’ll join us this Friday evening for the opening reception. It’s free and open to the public. Details below.

Titled “A Glimpse of Infinity” these brand new pieces are part of my continued exploration of art, science and spirituality. A special printing technique allows me to infuse the high resolution images directly into specially coated glossy aluminum panels. The results are quite spectacular and must be seen in person to truly appreciate their multi-dimesnional qualities!

A Glimpse of Infinity, No. 694, Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminum, Aric Attas, 2016

A Glimpse of Infinity, No. 694, Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminum, 18″ h x 12″ w, Aric Attas, 2016.

From the Center for Spiritual Care website:

“Twelve of the area’s most respected artists offer a homage to Vero Beach for the month of December. ‘This town has been very good to its artists and craftspeople,’ said Aric Attas, whose work will be seen in the show. ‘We thought it would be the right thing to let people know we appreciate that. And we want to show our gratitude in the way we know best, with new work that comes from the heart dedicated to our community.’”

Taking part in the show are Aric Attas, Rita Bernstein, Ellen Fischer, Deborah Gooch, Barbara Krupp, Betsy McKean, Dawn Miller, Sharon Morgan, Ginny Piech Street, Tim Sanchez, Sean Sexton and Allan Teger.

Opening Reception
Friday December 2, 2017 5-7pm

Center for Spiritual Care
1550 24th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
772 567 1233

Hope to see you there!

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Architectural Photography Featured in Vero Beach Magazine

I’m very pleased to have my architectural photography featured as the cover story in the November issue of Vero Beach Magazine! This is from a recent shoot for interior designer Thom Filicia and Sea Oaks Beach & Tennis Club highlighting the fantastic redesign of their oceanfront beach club. Check out all of my interior photography in Vero Beach Magazine, available on newsstands and by subscription.

Architectural Photography Vero Beach, Florida

Architectural photography featured in Vero Beach Magazine article on the Sea Oaks Beach & Tennis Club redesign by interior designer Thom Filicia

 

A special thanks to the marketing committee at Sea Oaks Beach & Tennis Club, Thom Filicia and everyone at his office and Vero Beach Magazine for helping make this happen.

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Photography and Photoshop Classes in Vero Beach, Florida

Interested in learning how to use your dSLR and finally figure out what all those little dials and buttons do? How about learning how to use Photoshop to get the most out of your images? Now is the time!

I will teaching Photography 101 on Monday evenings and Photoshop for Photographers on Wednesday evenings at the Vero Beach Museum of Art beginning September 26, 2016. Both are 10-week classes and run from 6:30-8:30pm.

Please check out my Photography Classes page for all the details.

I am super excited about these new classes and recommend registering ASAP as they tend to fill quickly! Registration for these photography classes is handled by the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

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