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While some people find their calling early, Max is a self taught, late bloomer. After discovering her hidden creative talent, she spent years as a prop/set stylist and on-set art director before turning her attention to the camera and lighting. That was when her vision came full circle. She began shooting still life and eventually people where she found her passion for portraiture. Each shoot is a mixture of planning and spontaneity, leaving the space for the unexpected. Collaboration is the magic. Her client work has ranged from Opera companies, fashion, precious jewelry to working with fire.

In 2012, with a fascination for history and current events, her work expanded into Fine Art. She was currently the winner of the Fine Art category for Px3 and IPA, and nominated for a Lucie Award. Her work has been recognized by CNN, British Journal of Photography, PDN and 2014 Discovery of Fotofest. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Art Houston and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

The work lies somewhere between fact and fiction. A visual literature, real life… retold. It is in the story that we might look at things a little differently.

When she’s not working, she’s busy looking at life, history and current events for her next project.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF FINE ART:

SERIES – FABRICATION 2012

SERIES – HISTORICAL CORRECTION 2012

MUSEUM OF FINE ART – HOUSTON:

SERIES – HISTORICAL CORRECTION

 

EXHIBITION:

2016 DISCOVERY OF FOTOFEST

2015 FARMANI GALLERY BANGKOK, THAILAND

2014 IPA BEST OF SHOW – BIRMINGHAM

2014 WALL-SPACE – CONFOUNDING EXPECTATIONS

2014 GALERIE VU PARIS – FOLKLORE + BOXED

2013 ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW _ 2013 “IDO”

2013 FRESH 2013 – KLOMPCHING GALLERY

2012 FOTO DC – HISTORICAL CORRECTION

2012 IPA BEST OF SHOW – HISTORICAL CORRECTION

2012 MAGENTA FOUNDATION-BOSTON

FLASH FORWARD – VAGUELY ACCURATE

2012 SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM FINE ART – PORTRAYAL/BETRAYAL

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2016 FEATURE SHOOT

2016 PHOTOPHORE

2015 BEAUTIFUL DECAY

2015 P3 – PORTUGAL

2015 HUFFINGTON POST – HISTORICAL CORRECTION

2015 HUFINGTON POST – GEISHA

2015 DON’T TAKE PICTURES…FEATURE

2015 IN FOCUS- PHOENIX ART MUSEUM

2015 LENSCRATCH

2015 CNN.COM

2104 PDN TOP 10 BLOG POSTS OF 2014

2014 PATRON MAGAZINE

2014 INDEPENDNT .COM

2014 LENSCRATCH SUMMERTIME

2014 PDN ANNUAL

2013 AT-LENGTH

2013 PDN_ONLINE FABRICATION

2013 BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY

2012 LENSCRATCH, USA

2012 PHOTONEWS, HAMBURG,GERMANY

 

AWARDS/SHOWS

2016 DISCOVERY OF FOTOFEST

2015 PX3 GOLD FINE ART

2015 PDN ANNUAL

2015 CA ANNUAL

2015 IN FOCUS PHOENIX MUSEUM OF ART …ALAN RAPP

2014 LUCIE AWARDS_ NOMINATED_PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

2104 IPA BIRMINGHAM_FINE ART OTHER_1ST PLACE

2014 MASTERS CUP_ OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT _1ST_FASHION

HONORABLE MENTION_FINE ART _ STILL LIFE

NOMINATED_FINE ART_PORTRAITURE

2014 PHOTOTXETERA GALLERY SHOW

2014 PDN ANNUAL _PERSONAL

2014 PX3 SUMMERTIME_ FINE ART CATEGORY _ 1ST PLACE

2014 PX3 FOREFATHERS _FINE ART COLLAGE _ GOLD

2014 PX3 SUMMERTIME_FINE ART OTHER_GOLD

2014 PX3 SUMMERTIME _FINE ART STILL_ HONORABLE MENTION

2014 IPA FOREFATHERS_FINE ART CATEGORY_FINALIST

2104 IPA FOREFATHERS_FINE ART COLLAGE_1ST PLACE

2013 IPA GISHA_ TIME_ ROOT STUDY_ DARK STUDY_SKETCHES_

2013 ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

2013 FRESH 2013 _ KLOMPCHING GALLERY

2013 KONTINENT AWARDS _ SHORT LIST

2012 PX3 HISTORICAL CORRECTION _FINE ART_SILVER

2012 PX3 FABRICATION _ PORTRAITURE_BRONZE

2012 IPA HISTORICAL CORRECTION_FINE ART_2ND PLACE

2012 IPA FABRICATION, WHITE,CHAREL, TROUPE HAVANNA, VAGUELY ACCURATE_FINE ART_ALL HONORABLE MENTION

2012 IPA BEST OF SHOW

2012 FOTO DC HISTORICAL CORRECTION_FINE ART PORTFOLIO _ 2ND PLACE

2012 CRITICAL MASS FINALIST

2011 IPA STUDYY OF CHILDREN _FINE ART _HONORABLE MENTION

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