Brock Graham has shot a documentary about pro-democracy street protesters in Tblisi, Georgia, as well as edited a short documentary entitled In The Shadow of Everest about the work of fellow artist and photographer Tom Wool, which ultimately became a companion piece to Mr. Wool's exhibition in the Rubin Museum of Art. Graham has also edited footage for MTV and promos for This American Life. But museums, televisions, and mirrors hung opposite televisions aren't the only showcases for the accomplished artist's creativity. You can find his work in plenty of photo albums as well.
In addition to working as a director, Graham arranges on-location photo shoots. As with documentaries, he brings a sense of realism to his photographs. Whether posed or unstructured, these shots express the true personalities and emotions of their subjects, capturing smiles between parents and kids, kisses between brides and grooms, and generation gaps between the branches of family trees.
For more than 20 years, the professional photographers at Charlie's Angels Photography have worked to capture images that not only preserve memories but also incorporate artistic touches. Their digital galleries boast shots from larger occasions such as weddings and runway shows to private events such as boudoir and portrait sessions. Their staff also includes professional makeup artists, who can prep subjects for shoots or gussy up complexions before weddings or high-school-graduation re-enactments.
The family behind Decor Art Gallery has been crafting custom frames and culling fine artwork since 1987. In addition to swaddling cherished memories with elegant mouldings and mats, the store?s staffers offer printing, stretching, and repair services. When they aren't protecting memories behind panels of conservation glass, they fill the gallery?s expansive windows with distinctive home decor, including portraits of stylized dogs, paintings of impressionistic dancers, and maps of the mythological city of Boston.
A.I. Freidman's meticulously organized shelves and displays teem with equipment and supplies for artists of almost every medium. Pick your perfect paint wand, such as a set of four Princeton natural-bristle brushes ($2.88–$21.48) and dapple canvases with rich pigments such as Winton oil colors ($3.13–$9), whose blues are bolstered by cadmium and cobalt, and greens are enhanced with kryptonite. A 12-pack of charcoal ($7.49) creates soft lines and shadows, and an X-Acto standard knife chest's three handles and seventeen blades allow precise artistic slices ($29.59). For artists dabbling in the third dimension, a spectrum of polymer clays, such as a 30-color Sculpey sampler ($20.79), molds to any artistic aspiration, such as Technicolor busts of Spiro Agnew. In addition to art supplies, A.I. Freidman offers custom framing, tabletop frames, mementos, home furniture, and more.
The staff at 14th Street Framing Gallery knows that you don't often choose what you cherish—it might be a photo, a sports jersey, or even a series of jewelry pendants. You can, however, choose how to present it. The shop has been matching coveted items to chic displays since 1978, drawing from a library of hundreds of matting and moulding styles. Staffers can preserve common two-dimensional keepsakes such as posters, prints, and paintings as well as specialty 3-D items and fabrics using shadow boxes.
In addition to their custom framing services, staffers repair frames brought from home or resize them to fit new pieces of art. Their attention to detail enables them to cut and rejoin even delicate antique frames that cracked after their portrait subjects outgrew them. For customers who want to arrange their own mementos or peruse home decor, the store supplies scrapbooking materials and prints.