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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tony Luna Creative- Update- 8-23-12

- Our Summer "SchmoozeFest" networking and presentation event was held Thursday, August 16, at the Art Center South Campus and it was a great success. Alex Bilenko introduced us to the wonders of the lichee super fruit, and we had presentation by Alex on his "Deaf World" video project; Robin Neudorfer entertained us with the progress on her home portraits, art tutoring, and social media management; and Jylian Sy gave us an update on her one-person show. We hope to see you at the next SchmoozeFest tentatively scheduled for December 13. 

- Registration for new classes for the fall term at Art Center at Night is going on right now. That includes registering for "Crafting a Meaningful Career" Parts One, Two and Three. Contact ACN at 626-396-2319, or at And you may also call Tony Luna at 818-842-5490. If you are eager to take your career to the next level, or if you know of someone who could benefit from such a class get in touch now and sign up before it is too late. Remember the quote commonly attributed to George Elliot, "It's never too late to be the person you might have been."
Synopsis of what is new in this Update:

- Tony di Zinno encourages us to chip in and help finance a group photo exhibit which prominently features his photography in Afghanistan in support of the Mountain to Mountain non-profit
- Barbara Bordnick informs us of her two new incredible flower photography workshops at her Manhattan studio in September and November
- Mary Winterfield lets us know about the three sessions of art classes she is conducting this summer in Malibu, and in Pasadena
- Al Satterwhite gives us a heads-up regarding his book, "Carroll Shelby" which is now up on iTunes for the iPad...
- Nathan See is excited to let us know that the premier issue of his e-zine, "Bokeh- The Art and Life of Photography" is now available for online subscription. Download the app and subscribe now...
John Anderson's work was just been selected for the Manhattan Art International online gallery...
- Justin Bastien alerts us to the fact that Patagonia, the outdoor and hiking gear manufacturer, is looking to fill a full-time Mac IT position...
- Erv Nichols and Sandra Noll sent in a refreshing note on living the simple, and meaningful, life
- Anna Berkal posted a note that Art Center College of Design is currently recruiting for twelve positions...

 Here are the full stories:

- From Tony di Zinno, Sport, Adventure Photographer, and Humanitarian, “MR. Luna! I am going back to Afghanistan this fall. This time it is a sort of triumphant homecoming in that the non-profit I support - Mountain to Mountain - is coming full circle with the group photo exhibit that my work is so much a part of. …What are the chances I could impose on your generosity of spirit (and the generosity of your blog readers) to consider a gift in terms of kicking in on the fundraising for the "Streets of Afghanistan' photo exhibit? …It would literally be the first public exhibition of photography in Kabul of both Afghan and Western Photographers together in the post-Taliban era.
This is the most significant work of my life."

To donate: The link to the fundraiser is at:


libero di zinno
310 435 7435 c.


- From Barbara Bordnick, Legendary fashion, portrait, nude and floral Photographer- "Barbara Bordnick is offering two new weekend workshops on photographing flowers in her Manhattan studio. Along with demonstrations of lighting and set-up techniques shooting flowers in the studio, the workshops begin with a trip to the New York wholesale flower markets to choose flowers. Come see what everyone is raving about and go home with a gorgeous archival pigment print of your work."
September 29 and 30, 2012
November 10 and 11, 2012
$950.00 (plus $40.00 optional print fee)
"To hold a reservation email and send a $450.00 deposit (non-refundable unless workshop is cancelled) before September 15th., 2012
Payable to Barbara Bordnick, 39 East 19th. Street, New York, NY 10003
(See workshop video at


- From Mary Winterfield, Fine Artist, and Art Instructor-

Come join us to celebrate the end of summer with art workshops designed to pique the senses and beat the heat!

Session One: Three Sundays 7:30 AM – Noon August 19, 26 and Sept. 8
Malibu Views from Shore to the Ocean-How to Start and Begin to Develop a Larger Scale.

Session Two: Two Thursdays Noon – 5 PM August 23 and 30
Landscaping with Edgar Payne: Developing Ideas from Start to Finish. The second workshop will focus over two days on the compositions of Edgar Payne whose work can be viewed presently at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

Session Three: Two Mondays Noon – 5 PM August 20 and 27
Looking at the Old, Observing the New: Still Life at the Norton Simon Museum
We will study still life at the current exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum of Art.

Workshop One (3 sessions) $240; Workshop Two (2 sessions) $160; Workshop Three
(2 sessions) $160; Discounted: All Sessions (7 Sessions Total) $480

To secure your place, send a check to:
Mary Winterfield 712 East Mendocino St.Altadena, Ca. 91001
phone  626-644-8246 ; or 626-644-8246 cellphone.

I will email you back with confirmation.

Thank you. I look forward to seeing you there!!!


- From Al Satterwhite, Photographer- "For those of you interested in my coverage of people and racing, my newest book is now up on iTunes for the iPad for $11.99; a special order very limited edition print version is also available for $225; it uses the same incredible 'layflat' technology that makes 2-page spreads great that you saw in my prior book, "the Racers" - no loss of image - see a free sample download on iTunes and search; Al Satterwhite "Carroll Shelby" or "the Racers."

Thanks for looking,


Al Satterwhite
310.375.3732 (o)

now playing>      Titans movie      The South in the 60's


- From Nathan See, Photographer, e-zine Publisher- On the announcement of his new online publication, "Bokeh- The Art and Life of Photography" which just premiered last week!
"Tony, once again, great talking with you!!! we're so excited!! and also striving everyday to make the magazine better!!! Just download the app...
Please post to your various social media outlets as well as your blog.
much love!! Tony"


(Note: Check out the article I wrote for the first issue of Bokeh titled, "Living the Dream." I will be contributing more articles in the future. -Tony Luna)


- From John Anderson- Retired Lutheran Minister and Photography Fine Artist- "Tony: my work was just selected for Manhattan Art International online gallery. It's a six month trial, and a way to explore how effective this type of exposure can be. I think there's a lot of buzz about this type of exposure coming on the scene, and I decided to give this a try. I think we have to experiment with various options in the current environment. Here's the link to my work on the site:

Hope all is well with you.

Take care,


- From Justin Bastien, Adventure and Sports Photographer, and Humanitarian- "Hi All, A friend of mine from Patagonia called me today looking for any references for a Mac IT position they are looking to fill… Patagonia is looking for a full-time, MAC/PC help desk employee, any enterprise experience would be a helpful, but not required… If any of you have any recommendations for the position send them my way… 



Justin Bastien Photography
PO Box 1029, Ventura, CA 93002


- From Anna Berkal, Generalist, Human Resources, Art Center College of Design-
We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
·        Photo Lab Technician
·        Director of Faculty Development
·        Shop Instructor, part-time/on-call
·        Graduate Student Internship—Illustration Department, part-time
·        Health Promotions Intern, part-time
·        Director of Graduate Admissions
·        Assistant Director of Admissions Operations
·        Development Coordinator (to AVP)
·        Educational Technology System Specialist
·        Executive Director, Corporate Relations
·        Director of Prospect Management and Research
·        Director of Development

For more information about these positions, please contact Human Resources or see details online at

Anna Berkel
Generalist, Human Resources
Art Center College of Design
Tel 626.396.2270 | Fax 626.683.0555


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Adjunct Professor: Art Center College of Design
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Author: "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" Allworth Press

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