creator and lead teacher of aoip
mindy véissid is an innovative, award-winning international fine art photographer and creator of Art of Intuitive Photography. Her approach to photography focuses on using intuition, vulnerability and trust to show a deeper sense of who she is and what she sees. Mindy developed her style based on her frustrations of learning photography in a traditional school setting where everyone was taught to do the same thing with limited individual or creative exploration. Mindy didn't want to be a follower (or as she puts it, a robot following the demands of others), she wasn't interested in the technical perfection of an image - she wanted to explore and share what her heart guided her to. Mindy's intention is that her photos tell a story or a poem, guiding the viewer deeper into her image and to show that's it's ok to be who you are, to trust yourself and your body (intuition). Mindy's photos have been exhibited in the US and Europe and have been published in various magazines and websites.
Mindy created her Art of Intuitive Photography classes and workshops in 2010. In her classes, she helps her students trust their intuition and creativity creating a fun and experiential approach to photography.
Mindy has been a guest instructor at the New York Open Center, Idyllworks of Maine, the Galveston Art Center, the Viewfinder Center in Zürich, Switzerland, and has held workshops in Spain, Italy, Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR, Fredericksburg, TX and Boston, MA. Mindy has also presented at B&H Event Space, appeared on Good Morning America with Deepak Chopra and NBC TV's Wednesday's Child, interviewed on BBC Capital News and Radio Free Joshua Tree, CA, and received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2015 and 2016. Mindy published her book Art of Intuitive Photography in 2016 and is the co-author of Photographers Squared: The Great American Shoot-out published in 2015.
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's personal website can be viewed here.
View Mindy speaking about her approach to photography in this B&H Event Space presentation.
sepia prince (ne adam caleb), a resident of northeast pennsylvania, combines his camera skills with the conscientious, and contemplative nature of an empath to create photos that evoke thought in the viewer. the name is a combination of his enthusiasm for personal sovereignty, ancestry, and photography. he creates monochrome pictures and explores ideas through the styles of portraiture, documentary photography and conceptual photography. visit sepia's images here.
for michele yacovello, photography is a creative outlet. after leaving a Wall Street career she wanted to do something completely different - and this seems to be the polar opposite. she took her first photography class in 2008 and has never looked back. her favorite quote by Ansel Adams perfectly captures her intention: "You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” Michele's other interests are travel, live music, Broadway theatre and the NY Yankees.
kiwon kim is a street photographer, with a love for nature, lifestyle, travel photography. Currently based in New York City from Los Angeles, discovering New York City through the lens of her camera has been the most rewarding and eye opening experience. Getting lost in the moment, letting go of everything and letting her intuition guide each captured moment, is what photography is about. You can view her work on www.kiwonkim.com.