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Advertising & editorial photographer Brian Smith is celebrating National Arts Month this October in a BIG way: he’s releasing his first book, ART & SOUL, which features 123 outstanding celebrity portraits paired with their personal stories about how the arts have shaped their lives. Brian spent two years taking over 25,000 photographs to put this book together. But perhaps more noteworthy is the fact that a generous portion of the proceeds will go to The Creative Coalition- a nonprofit advocacy organization supporting the arts and entertainment community.
Beyond being a captivating visual experience, Brian’s book also strives to focus national attention on the need to ensure that the arts continue to flourish in the U.S. It’s a win-win situation: buy yourself a special collection of artists’ portraits and testimonials, while simultaneously donating to an organization that’s doing great work to support the arts. The book is being carried by Amazon and can be bought here.
Here’s a sneak peak of some of the book’s images, which Brian has shared with us, and now all of you: