I am a full-time freelance photographer, specializing in digital photography in New Orleans.
My career can be divided into 2 distinct chapters. During my editorial phase I had thousands of images published worldwide and was the featured photographer of local publications such as "New Orleans Magazine", "Where Magazine", and "Louisiana Life Magazine".
The focus of my career as a strictly editorial photographer was changed nearly overnight by two great tectonic shifts - the digital camera and Hurricane Katrina.
The decline in New Orleans tourism and conventions after Katrina collapsed the demand for both stock and editorial services.
Digital Photography likewise put into motion market forces that threatened the careers of many editorial photographers, but also bore the seeds of my rebirth as a Fine Art Photographer.
Today I produce photographs destined more for the frame and less the printed page. Software and an imagination unbounded by the strict limits of the editorial world have allowed me to take photography to a new dimension that is still believable and true to my roots as a traditional photographer.
Alex Demyan is a New Orleans artist living and working in Kenner.
Questions & Answers
Describe your art in three words.
New Orleans Impressions
Describe yourself in one word.
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
I love to give this beautiful city its due.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?
I always apply the HDR effect to a raw photo. Usually takes a photo to a new dimension.
Where do you draw inspiration?
My fellow photographers/competitors
Who are your artistic influences or gurus?
Pre-digital, the great travel photographers - Art Wolf, Bob Krist, etc ; Post digital Joe Dunn introduced me to the new world of photography
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work?
"Works Hard for the Money"
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
Lakewood Golf Course
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
7pm / Friday / October
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact.
Mama Mia - Cried like a schoolgirl at the Saenger play; seen the movie 4 times.
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Where You Can Find My Work
All works listed online are available to be viewed at Where Y’Art Gallery by appointment.
The Image Gallery
New Orleans VA Hospital