(P)ART COMMERICAL: Photographic Visions With Dual Purpose
The B&H Event Space (420 9th Ave., Manhattan)

When taking photographs, what is your vision? What is the intent behind your images? Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional do you photograph for “art” or “commerce?” Does your photography seamlessly combine the two? Can you blend them to create an income or career for yourself?

Have you played back a photograph on your digital camera and had a “wow” reaction? Or shown a print to a friend and have them smile instantly and have their eyes glued? Images that will have universal appeal vis a vis art and commerce are often very different, yet more and more the two are coming closer together.

Art has greatly influenced the commercial world of photography in a profound way over the past several years, demanding that images have a more “genuine,” relatable quality to them. Even stock photography has dramatically changed and as art moves forward and breaks new ground, so does commercial photography.