Zachary Maxwell Stertz was honored and humbled when his friend Natalie Brasington called him to create portraits for ArtStart’s Family Portrait Project, which “seeks to inspire compassion and respect for the resiliency of the human spirit, both within families undergoing poverty-related hardship as well as within New York City’s greater community, grappling with record rates of homelessness.”
Natalie recruited several portrait photographers, hair and makeup artists to donate their time to this project; rental equipment was donated by Fast Ashley Studios.
“I photographed 3 families. It was a great experience,” Zack said. “I decided to shoot polaroid as well as digital. Shooting polaroid enabled me to give the families photos immediately, which in turn broke the ice and allowed me gain access to their trust quickly. I feel honored that I was invited to participate in this project especially along side photography legends.”
There will be an opening reception on Thursday, December 19 from 6-10 p.m at West Chelsea Arts Building, 508 West 26th Street, Loft 5G. The work will be shown until Dec. 21.
We hope to see you at the opening next month!
Photographer: Zachary Maxwell Stertz
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Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment