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 Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the New York Open Center, Idyllworks of Maine, the Galveston Art Center, the Viewfinder Center in Zürich, Switzerland, and has held workshops in Portugal, 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.
keith lowry is a techie, geek, and coffee fanatic rolled into one. A native of the South, he's always had a creative drive and a passion to tell stories through the arts. Since moving to NYC in 2012, photography has been that outlet. He started out in landscapes and cityscapes and progressed to street photography and portraiture. When he's not shooting or working (in the technology arena), he loves to travel, visit local coffee shops, watch college football, and learn new techniques. You can view Keith’s work here.
matt ball has a passion for exposing the hidden beauty in fleeting moments and overlooked objects through intuitive, street, and abstract photography. Originally from the UK, Matt moved to New York in 2018 where he discovered a real-life photographer's playground - an endless source of interesting people, places, textures, lights, shapes, and motion waiting to be captured. Matt's work can be viewed here.