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Elisabeth Biondi

BY ELISABETH BIONDI
@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2019

Elisabeth Biondi has been an independent curator, teacher and writer since 2011. Before that she was the Visuals Editor of The New Yorker for 15 years, where she shaped the look of the publication by establishing a group of staff photographers, commissioning both masters and emerging talent. She built the magazine’s reputation for its use of photography, for which it received numerous awards, including two National Magazine Awards.

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Everything is Abstract

BY ERIC FREEMAN
@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2019

Eric Freeman is an artist based in New York City. Freeman was born in Brooklyn. He paints on linen with oils, creating abstract landscapes which reference Color Field painting and optical illusions. 

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Fire Service Photographer

BY MICHAEL HELLER
@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2019

Michael Heller, is a photojournalist for the Sag Harbor Express, one enduring passion has always been photographing for the fire service. During his tenure as a 30+ year active member of the East Hampton Fire Department and photographer for fire service publications such as Fire News, Firehouse Magazine, Fire Engineering Magazine and National Fire & Rescue.

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Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue

BY MARISA STRIANO
@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2019

In 2010, Marisa Striano left her life in Port Washington behind to move to the North Fork and start a new journey providing a home for horses that are unwanted, abused, or too old to work. And for the past six years, she and her daughter, Jessie Siegel, have been doing just that at their Baiting Hollow organization, Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation.

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Artist Casey Chalem Anderson

BY CASEY CHALEM ANDERSON
@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2019

Casey Chalem Anderson, a native of New York City, has been creating oil paintings of the Hamptons landscape since she moved to Sag Harbor in 1990. Anderson "makes paintings to bring a sense of tranquility and calm to the people who view them.”

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Artist Annie Sessler

BY ANNIE SESSLER
@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2019

Annie Sessler lives, fishes, and creates art in Montauk as a printmaker who practices the specialized art form of the age-old Japanese craft tradition of Gyotaku.

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Paddle Diva

BY GINA BRADLEY
@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2019

Gina Bradley is a local author, mother, wife, and founder of Paddle Diva, a Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) business in 2009 from her home base in Springs. She grew up in New York City and has lived in Grand Cayman Island and Cozumel, Mexico, and throughout the Caribbean as a leader in water sports marketing. 

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My Art, My Crusade, My Calling

BY DELL CULLUM
@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2019

Photographer Dell Cullum's passion for wildlife has taken him around the world, but he calls East Hampton home, surrounded by the amazing ocean, shore sunrises, and an abundance of magnificent wildlife. Dell shoots both in vivid colors and black and white. Although he is best known for his stunningly "close up and personal" wildlife photography, he is well accomplished in ALL genres and styles, particularly landscapes, aerial, action, models and fashion.

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Eric Striffler Photography

BY ERIC STRIFFLER
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 08, 2017

Eric Striffler is a photographer based in the Hamptons. He has been shooting lifestyle, Interiors and fashion in the Hamptons, NYC, and beyond for over 20 years. His fine art photographs have appeared in several group gallery shows, home furnishing stores, and are permanently featured at the Kevin Maple Salon in Southampton. When not taking photographs, you can find this former magazine art director water skiing, snowboarding, scuba diving, or hiking the trails in Montauk with his pug Bugsley.

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Hooks & Harmonies: Conversations in Music

BY CHRISTIAN JOHN WIKANE
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 08, 2017

Born and raised in East Hampton, Christian John Wikane is a NYC-based music journalist and essayist. He's a Contributing Editor for PopMatters and has interviewed more than 300 recording artists, songwriters, and producers, including Paul McCartney, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon, Pete Seeger, Grandmaster Flash, and Janelle Monáe, for feature articles, liner notes, press bios, BBC radio documentaries, and "Live Wire" events at the Apollo Theater, among other platforms.

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A Restless and Compulsive Creator

BY ANDREA COTE
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 08, 2017

Andrea Cote is a multi-media artist and educator based in Hampton Bays. Her work takes the form of photography, printmaking, video, sculpture, performance, and installation ­– often working in the spaces between hybrid mediums. She has performed and presented her work in North and South America at venues including Abrons Art Center, The Print Center, The Dumbo Arts Festival, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Islip Art Museum, Photo Buenos Aires, and the Jackson Pollock Centennial Celebration. She teaches and coordinates the Education Programs at The Watermill Center. She has created collaborative and community-based public projects for Riverhead and Greenport, and has an upcoming project for Southampton in 2018, “The Radiance Project.” 

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What Makes Me Tick

BY ALEX FELEPPA
@ VOL 22 ON DEC 08, 2017

Alex Feleppa was raised in Amagansett, the youngest son of Sue and Rich Feleppa. Alex received his BA in Anthropology from Colorado College in 1999, where he also developed his love of photography, printmaking, and installation art. He returned to the East End and began his career in horticulture at Marders Nursery. He moved to New York City and in 2007 graduated at the top of his class from the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden. Alex’s urban horticultural nonprofit work includes The Horticultural Society of New York and Central Park Conservancy. In 2012 Alex and his wife Krissy, a Licensed Veterinary Technician, returned to East Hampton to start their next chapter. Alex is now the Horticulturist on staff at LongHouse Reserve and the proud father of two girls, Fay and Jolie. In his spare time Alex still focuses on his love of photography.

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