ABOUT THE CREATIVES PROJECT PORTRAITS
The Creatives Project encourages cross-pollination – between visual artists, musicians, performance artists and the audience as a whole – to bring exposure and access to the larger world of creatives existing outside of each artist’s work.
The Creatives Project Portrait Series was created in an effort to pay homage, elevate and connect artists with viewers and with each other through exhibitions, events, performances, and lectures. In addition, TCP is documenting the artists, musicians, and cultural creatives who support this movement and represent their city's creative heartbeat.
Every shoot is a unique, collaborative effort between the photographer, the stylist and the featured artist. Each portrait seeks to document the artist, and is framed by what makes him or her unique: inspiration, influences, history, context, likes & dislikes, and on and on.
Whether it's using a treasured object, an eccentric article of clothing, or a specially-chosen location, the unique characteristics of each photograph act as clues in helping the viewer to understand the artist's work, aesthetic, or sound. The resulting portrait is an intimate look that aids in visually informing the viewer about where the artist came from, where the artist is going, and where the two intersect.
TCP has always been drawn to the creative culture and those participants who have existed on the fringe, underground, or outside of the commercial world of art and music. Recognizing the isolation that so often exists for these artists, however, TCP has sought ways to use photography to connect and foster a sense of community.
Over the past three years we have successfully created 70 intimate portraits of creative individuals nationwide as a visual tool to gain community support through events, exhibitions, and fundraisers to help establish TCP as a non profit.