In the enchanting world of visual storytelling, Howard Schatz stands as a luminary, weaving narratives through his lens that transcend the ordinary. Recently crowned as a Best of Best in Books/Photography at the prestigious C2A Awards, Schatz’s work not only captivates but also elevates the creative industry. Let’s delve into an exclusive interview with the maestro himself, exploring the nuances of his creative journey, the art of pairing, and the impact of his recent accolades.
Prize: Best of Best in Books/Photography at C2A Awards
Lead: Howard Schatz
Team: Alex Spacher, Design
Client: Personal Project
Howard Schatz’s latest project, “Pairs,” is more than just a collection of photographs; it’s a visual symphony exploring the intricate dynamics between two subjects. From the subtle to the overt, the emotional to the physical, he delves deep into the mystery of relationships. Whether it’s couples, colleagues, actors, acrobats, fighters, or friends, each image in the book tells a compelling tale of connection.
Howard Schatz: The award has helped the publisher promote the book.
Howard Schatz: Creativity is infinite. It comes from everywhere. To be open to all things is to allow inspiration to come from anywhere.
Howard Schatz: On making photographs: I can make a really good photograph just about any time, but to make something rare, magnificent, surprising, fantastic, is very hard, and seems to come out of the vapors surrounding me. The visits are surprising, certainly unexpected, and delightfully welcome.
Howard Schatz: We all need recognition, pats on the back.
Howard Schatz: Prestigious acknowledgment from those in the field of visual arts, is important for any artist.
Howard Schatz: I study everything I read everything I look at everything. The world of innovative, imaginative, and creative visual imagery surrounds us, and I am in tune, aware, and paying attention.
Howard Schatz: I photograph to surprise and delight myself. It is the most wonderful of obsessions.
Howard Schatz: I am intrigued by the relationship of one image to another, and therein the project was born.
As we draw the curtain on our exploration of Howard Schatz’s visionary work, it’s evident that his passion for exploration and connection resonates through every photograph. “Pairs” not only secured its place as a C2A Awards victor but also serves as an invitation to dive into the profound beauty of relationships, expertly captured by the lens of a true creative virtuoso.
In this visual odyssey, Schatz masterfully paints a canvas of connections, solidifying his status as a maestro of pairings in the world of photography.