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LAURA JEAN ZITO

LAURA JEAN ZITO

ROSCOMMON-BASED ARTIST, SPECIALIZING IN TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY AND PORTRAITURE. MAIN THEMES: IRELAND, INTERNATIONAL CITIES, EVENTS, PEOPLE, CULTURES, LIFESTYLES. EXPERIENCE: NBC NETWORK NEWS GRAPHICS ARTIST, FEATURE FILM STILL PHOTOGRAPHER, ART SHOW CURATOR, NYC PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY FOUNDER


PEOPLE OFTEN ASK ME IF MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE PAINTINGS. ACHIEVING THIS EFFECT PLEASES ME. I WOULD NOT BE SO PLEASED IF THEY ASKED IF MY PAINTINGS WERE PHOTOGRAPHS, AS I FEEL PAINTINGS SHOULD DELIVER PAINTERLY ASPECTS BEYOND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SCOPE, SUCH AS  A PAINTERLY ABSTRACTION, AN ATTENTION TO THE RELIEF OF THE PAINT ITSELF, AND TO THE DIRECTION OF THE STROKE OF THE BRUSH.

THE ATTITUDE OF THE PUBLIC CONTINUES TO EVOLVE VIS-À-VIS PHOTOGRAPHY VERSUS PAINTING, AND I CONTINUE TO EVOLVE IN BOTH FIELDS, EFFORTS REQUIRING AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF LABOR, BUT OF AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT NATURE, BOTH PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY. IN PHOTOGRAPHY, ONE IS MORE OFTEN DIRECTED EXTERNALLY IN A DISCOVERY OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD, NAVIGATING PHYSICAL TERRAINS WITH GREAT DEXTERITY TO GET THE BEST SHOT. IN PAINTING, FROM A SINGLE STANCE, ONE’S INTENT IS LARGELY FOCUSED ON THE FINAL COLOR, SIZE AND PRESSURE OF EACH BRUSHSTROKE, TO PRODUCE A PRODUCT OF AN INTERNAL CURIOSITY.

STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY: Ireland, Humor, Cities, Countries, USA, Middle East, Lifestyle, Celebrities, People, Trees

     -DIGITAL IMAGERY with use licensing

     -WALL ART available in a variety of sizes and formats, matted and framed, matted only, or unmatted and unframed, shipped to order

     -PRINTED PRODUCTS: Greeting Cards, Calendars, T-Shirts

 PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES: travel and destination photography, advertising, reportage, functions, events, fashion, wedding shoots, birthday shoots, portrait sittings, real estate shoots, studio shoots, website photography, product photography, photographs of artworks, pet portraits, editorial photography

PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS: Oil paintings made from photographs of your loved ones or places

EMAIL ME AT: laurajeanzito@gmail.com

 

 

Sketching Padraig OConaire
BY HAND - COLOR

IRISH COUNTRY LIFE IN PHOTOS TAKEN OVER 3 DECADES ...

LettingGoPHSMRES
BY HAND - BLACK AND WHITE

IIRISH COUNTRY LIFE IN PHOTOS TAKEN OVER 3 DECADES...