A portrait should represent your likeness and evoke your emotional energy.
That is my goal when making your portrait.
I think of your portrait as being an image representing the outside and inside of you. A single image if made with focus and connection can be a true representation of your persona. However, no manner how successful the single image is it will not represent the whole truth of who you are because you are way too complex. At the moment the photograph is made you may be open and the still image can communicate that openness. You may also be quiet, cautious, and have wit, chances are the single picture will not communicate all of those aspects of your persona. When making your portrait I will guide you to being present in the moment and not get concerned about trying to show all the aspects of your persona. Let’s be satisfied with getting one image that reflects who you are.
When you open your spirit and allow your energy to move and I focus my attention and spirit we can connect in 125th of a second to create an image that communicates your persona.
My Portrait Studio is located in downtown Sarasota at 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236. I’ve put a lot of intention into creating a space that is warm, comfortable and safe with the goal that you will feel good about having your portrait made. I look forward to working with you to “capture” your persona.
To schedule a time to make your portrait contact me; WayneEastep@Gmail.com or call 917.675.0640.
Al-Hijr / Madain Saleh
The entrance to a sacred area within the complex at Al-Hijir. The archeological site of Al-Hijr (Madain Saleh) is the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia. It is a major center of the Nabataen civilization. It is the largest Nabataen site south of Petra in Jordan. It bears testimony to the Nabataen civilization between the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC and pre-Islamic period in the 1st century AD.
Part of the collection “Art Within Architecture” on exhibit at Eastep Photography gallery 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236
This is one of those spaces where the separation that is often created by architecture goes away. Being in this environment gives one the feeling of a union between the outside and inside. The vertical feature of the narrow columns creates a visual connection to the trunks of the trees which come up within feet of the glass walls.
I find that the pattern and relationship between nature and the architecture creates a visual tableau that becomes art.
This image will be shown on Saturday, June 30, 2018, with other prints exploring the concept of “Art Within Architecture”. The exhibit will be at my Studio/Gallery, Eastep Photography which is part of Art Central. Art Central is located at 1330-1340 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236. Two other artist’s Lucy Barber and Kathy Wright will also have open studio’s from 11 am to 4 pm.
If you are unable to come to the studio/ gallery Saturday you’re welcome other times with an appointment. Contact me: WayneEastep@gmail.com or call 917.675.0640 to arrange a time. If you’re out of town and would like to buy a print contact me for sizes and prices.
One of Central Asia’s largest domed mosques honors Khawaja Akmed Yesevi, the 12th-century Sufi mystic whose poetry and writings had a tremendous impact throughout that part of the world. It was commissioned in 1390 by Tamerlane, the Turkic conqueror, to honor Yesevi and serve as his mausoleum. The mosque was built in eight independent sections, which has helped it survive numerous earthquakes. the building measures 47.5 x 65.6 meters (152 x 215). Its walls are 2 meters (6.5 feet) thick and the central hall walls are 3 meters (10 feet) thick. The dome is 37.5 meters (123 feet) high and 18.2 meters (60 feet) in diameter. These elegant niche-like decorations just below the mausoleum’s dome are known as Muqarnas. They are an Islamic invention that reached a zenith around the 13th century. the delicate and soaring designs evoke Yesevi’s transcendent and complex poetry as well as the mystical ideas of Sufism. It is located in Turkestan in southern Kazakhstan.
This image will is part of the collection “Art Within Architecture” on exhibit during my open studio at Art Central this Saturday, June 30, 2018, 11 am to 4 pm.
If you’re unable to come to the opening on Saturday feel free to contact me to set up a time to come by and see the prints. If you’re out of town but would like to buy a print write me about sizes and prices.
e. WayneEastep@gmail.com p. 917.675.0640 www.WayneEastep.com
My friend and fellow photographer, Peter Silvia made an astute observation about a recently curated collection of my images showcasing water.
“You know Wayne these images of water are really about serenity”.
Images can be more about feeling than the fact of the subject.
This is particularly the case when when we are in a state of union with the subject we are observing.
I hope when you look at the images I’ll share in the coming days you find that they give you a moment of serenity.
Central Creative Commons at 1330 – 1340 Central Avenue, Sarasota, north of 10th street, is a unique enclave of studios for professional painters, a photographer, a potter and multi-media artists. The artists included for February 24, 2018 open studios: Painter Lucy Barber and Photographer Wayne Eastep.
February’s open studios gives you behind-the-scenes access to each professional artist’s working studio: meet the outstanding artists, see their work, explore and exchange ideas, and browse artworks available for purchase. The open studio event is free and open to the public.
The Central Creative Commons is located within the Central-Cocoanut Historic District and in keeping with Sarasota’s growing arts scene, is just a few blocks north of the Rosemary Arts District. Connecting to and evolving from the Rosemary District, the Sarasota arts district is growing northward. You are invited to join in this exciting new development!