Mindy Veissid is an award winning fine art photographer and creator/teacher of the Art of Intuitive Photography. Her approach to photography is based on a feeling rather than thinking approach in which she has learned to tap into her intuition to help guide her to a destination or subject. Teaching children, teens and adults, Mindy shares how to trust oneself and how to open up and become aware of and follow our intuitive nudges. Mindy feels that in order to get a photograph which emits a story or an emotion, it must be recognized and seen for the beauty it contains. Mindy ultimately prefers to experience photography rather than doing photography.
Mindy has taught the Art of Intuitive Photography in institutions such as the New York Open Center in New York City, and the ViewFinder Center in Zurich, Switzerland. Mindy has also presented at the B&H Photo Event Space, and has been on NBC TV, and written about in BBC Capital. Mindy’s personal work has been shown in galleries and displayed in East Hampton, NY, East Sussex United Kingdom, Middlebury, Vermont, Cold Spring, NY, New York City, NY and has been printed in Sun Magazine.
Before becoming an international fine art photographer in 2009, Mindy worked in the corporate world and lived in Luxembourg, and did her MBA and worked in Switzerland. Mindy currently resides in New York City.
RA Friedman is a visual artist whose work is driven by a kind of poetic archaeology of the hidden and unknown. His subjects are often the urban landscape and/or the human form. A Technical Theatre graduate of Harpur College, Binghamton, NY, he studied drawing with Charles Eldred and Linda Sokolowski. He received his M.F.A. in painting from LSU, Baton Rouge. From 2009-2011 he was a fellow for “Journeys South” an initiative of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Project.
Self-initiated projects have included a multi-figure pinhole shoot at Penn’s Rotunda during the 2012 Philadelphia Fringe and a vintage analog photo booth. Friedman’s work has been shown by the Merchant’s House Museum in NYC along with pieces by Sally Mann. His photos have appeared in The Sun Magazine, F-Stop, Oitzarisme, What A Roll, New York Magazine, Supplementaire (UK) and The Laboratory Collective Magazine. He currently divides his time between Brooklyn, NY and a live-work studio in Philadelphia.