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Majestic Howard Schatz: Capturing Connections Through the Lens

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.

About the Project: Pairs – A Book of Photographs

In "Pairs - A Book of Photographs," Howard Schatz captures the fluid grace of dancers in a visually stunning portrayal.

Prize: Best of Best in Books/Photography at C2A Awards
Lead: Howard Schatz
Team: Alex Spacher, Design
Client: Personal Project

The Photographic Odyssey of Pairs

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.

Exclusive Interview with Howard Schatz

1. Fresh from your recent win at the C2A Awards, can you share how the recognition has already influenced your perspective on your creative journey or business endeavors?

Howard Schatz: The award has helped the publisher promote the book.

2. Creativity is a mystic force. What fuels your imagination, and how do you approach the creative process?

Howard Schatz: Creativity is infinite. It comes from everywhere. To be open to all things is to allow inspiration to come from anywhere.

3.Navigating the twists and turns of a creative career often involves overcoming obstacles. What are some of the recent challenges you’ve faced, and how have you tackled them?

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.

4. The ink on your C2A victory is still fresh. In what ways do you anticipate the award impacting your credibility and reputation in the creative industry, and how do you envision leveraging this recognition as you move forward?

Howard Schatz: We all need recognition, pats on the back.

Howard Schatz captures the essence of connection in "Pairs - A Book of Photographs" with a mesmerizing portrait of actors.

5. As a recent C2A Award winner, what aspects of the experience have you found most valuable, and would you encourage others in the creative industry to consider participating?

Howard Schatz: Prestigious acknowledgment from those in the field of visual arts, is important for any artist.

6. Staying current is an ongoing challenge. How do you currently keep abreast of new industry trends, and are there any emerging trends you’re excited to incorporate into your work?

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.

7. Future gazing: what plans and aspirations are on the horizon for you, and how do you anticipate your creative journey evolving over time?

Howard Schatz: I photograph to surprise and delight myself. It is the most wonderful of obsessions.

8. Zooming in on your recent triumph, what inspired the winning project you submitted to the C2A Awards?

Howard Schatz: I am intrigued by the relationship of one image to another, and therein the project was born.

Howard Schatz's "Pairs - A Book of Photographs" unveils abstract beauty, inviting viewers into a visual exploration of connections.

Picturing Pairs and Crafting Connections

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.


More about Howard Schatz and the Project:

C2A – Howard Schatz (Schatz Ornstein Studio) – Best of Best in Books / Photography and Winner in Other books / Books

Winning Project: PAIRS A book of Photographs – More:

Howard Schatz’s Website

Other C2A Winners:

2023 C2A Winners