Check out the latest edition of Photography Masterclass Magazine at your iPad Newsstand where my image ‘Window Watchers’ was featured in an article about the Lensbaby! Photography Masterclass Magazine is a superb publication with first class images & I’m honored & fortunate to have been featured in this months issue:)If anyone is interested, I’ve attached a link where you can view the current issue & receive 2 additional issues for free. All you need to do is enter your email address & you’ll be emailed a free 3 month coupon code with full instructions on how to redeem it:
UNMASKING THE ARTIST AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL
May 9th – August 31st, 2014
A Photo Exhibition by Artist Charley Akers
What started as a simple creative endeavor for Asheville, NC-artist Charley Akers has turned into a tribute to Festival of Arts artists with a photography exhibition at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.
For the third consecutive year, the exhibit features a selection of Aker’s photographs, complemented by a piece of art by the artist depicted in the portrait. Aker’s unique black and white portraits capture the essence of each artist, while also highlighting their craft. The exhibit includes portraits of southern California artists Ron Azevedo, Marlo Bartels, Paul Bond, Antje Campbell, Russell Jacques, Susan Jarecky, Christopher Jefferies, Murray Kruger, Tom Swimm, Hannah Harris and Rachel Young, each of whom have also been selected to showcase their art at the 2014 Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach. The exhibit will be on display from May 8 to August 30, 2014.
Each portrait is captured with a style that often has Akers compared to his greatest influence, Yousuf Karsh. The iconic images of many of the greats, such as Hemingway, Churchill and Einstein, were captured by Karsh and are still held up as the purest representation of these individuals. Akers follows suit in his remarkable ability to disarm the subject and catch a singular moment of who the artist is at their core. Step two for Akers is the integration of artist and art through technology, illuminating the passion and craft of the creator. After a 35-year corporate photography career, Akers’ enthusiasm and drive have allowed him to launch into this new artistic style with the eye of an expert and the heart of an artist.
“In any product or resort shoot I am given every element. What to shoot, where to shoot, when to shoot and how to shoot,” said Akers. “With these portraits, I hold the creative control which allows me the freedom to get to know my subjects and bring the essence of who they are into the camera lens for the world to see.”
“Don’t Look Back” from Berlin’s Beelitz-Heilstätten Sanatorium featured in Artcetera section of the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot.
Artist Spotlight show with fellow Forest & Ocean resident artists Allard van der Graaf & Stuart Hack.
January 13th through February 9th, 2014
~ Received the huge honor of being named to CBS-LA’s list of “Most Artistic Photographers in Orange County”!
‘Ron Azevedo is a unique photographer who specializes in fine arts, commercial and event photography in Orange County and does spectacular work. With a worldwide approach, Ron has shot photographs of a wide range of subjects and places. From the Chernobyl exclusion zone to Aspen, Colorado, the photographs are truly artistic and inspiring in color and depth. Aside from destinations, Ron’s work spans a variety of different types as well. Nature settings reveal stunning usage of light and color while animal photographs show the stunning nature of wildlife. Ron also photographs people which are not to be overlooked.’
OC Register Feature Article
“Photographer’s exhibit chronicles Chernobyl’s nuclear nightmare”
Featured story in the OC Register & San Clemente Sun Post by Fred Swegles….July 15th, 2013
5 questions with Ron Azevedo of San Clemente, whose photos of a region in Ukraine hit by a nuclear-plant accident in 1986 are on display at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach.
Click here to view article.
Mopla + Smashbox Group Show : Culver City,CA – April 26,2012
~Excited to recently been juried into the MOPLA + Smashbox Group Show that runs from April 26th through May 17th,2012 in Los Angeles! The opening is tomorrow, April 26th from 7-10pm at Smashbox Studios with DJ, drinks, raffle, photo booth, etc…should be a fun night meeting other LA photographers, jurors, & guests:) It’s a very contemporary show that I am totally amazed and honored to have been juried into.
A little info & background about MOPLA & The Lucie Foundation excerpted from their websites: ‘MOPLA(The Month of Photography Los Angeles) is the first-ever, month long celebration of the photography in Los Angeles and is organized by The Lucie Foundation, the non-profit charitable organization dedicated to championing photography through a variety of programs. MOPLA showcases the enormous photography community of greater Los Angeles, inclusive of commercial, fine art and photojournalism, and presents the photographic work and talent of both emerging and undiscovered photographers to legendary masters who have made lasting contributions to the field of photography. As the second largest photography community in the United States, Los Angeles provides a distinctive backdrop to the celebration of the photographic image. MOPLA is presenting and promoting the work of hundreds of photographers through their own unique programming and exhibitions, and in partnership with various galleries and museums, organizations and corporations.’