Listen to our show from December 28, 2011
Allegra Wilde is a Picture/Visual Strategist, Creative Director and Consultant to artists, photographers, and other art-based businesses
in the advertising, editorial assignment, and fine-art marketplaces. She was formerly the Director of Talent and Agent Branding at The Workbook. As an independent Consultant, Strategist, and Creative Director in her own business, Allegra is known for her broad overview of the commercial photography industry, as well as her very specific approach to
the “subjective sale” of art and photography for assignment.
Recognized as a community builder, her diverse client base seeks her advice in such areas as sales strategy, image
forecasting, marketing, business development, and portfolio development
for agents and individual talent. Allegra is a recognized Photography industry
authority on the Agent/Artist relationship, marketing for artists, agency and talent branding, picture strategy and editing.
She is a frequent speaker, panelist and reviewer at Photo Plus, APA, ASMP, and
the Palm Springs Photo Festival. Her recent seminars include: “Creating
Original Portfolio Images”, “How to Edit Your Own Work” as well as
workshops that include open critiques for emergent and established
photographers. Allegra also regularly critiques the final student projects at
the International Center of Photography, School of Visual Arts, NYU, Parsons, FIT and Art Center.
Allegra is the owner/moderator of 2 online industry forums: Art + Photo
Agents Forum for commercial artist’s representatives, and Art Producers
Forum for advertising agency art buyers and photo editors. The
membership of these forums exceeds 60% of professionals working in the
US in these two segments of the industry and represent the population
involved in the predominant “point of sale” for commercial assignment
Jesse Diamond’s photographs are made with the mindset of a documentary photographer. This, combined with a cinematic sensibility, allows him to create stark, uncompromised images. His process, whether it is observational or participatory, produces a body of work that is as emotionally diverse as the range of subjects that he photographs.
Diamond’s professional career has been noticeably broad. From solo gallery exhibitions such as the contemplative Drive series; to the boldly graphic, non-contextual Drum Circle project, published by Nazareli Press. His assignment work stretches from Harper-Collins “A Day In The Life” documentary (photos which were featured on NBC’s Dateline), to shooting studio and location portraits for Sony Records. In 2004, the International Photography Awards selected Diamond as Fine Art Photographer of the Year.
Jesse Diamond is based in Los Angeles, California.
Keep your eye out for http://www.Eyeist.com Jesse and Allergra joint venture into real time portfolio reviews!