May 30th, Upper Eastside Garden, 7pm-midnight
Award winning Brazilian-American visual artist Alissa Christine channels the true essence of beauty through her work and draws inspiration from the pure and simple joys of life. Recognized for her professional editorial and commercial photography, Alissa’s art spans various mediums with the innovative fusion of photography, lighting, movement, painting and display.
“i love miami 365™ : daily photo documentary” is a year-long art photo book project where every day of 2008 was photographed by Alissa Christine in celebration of life witnessed at any moment. Each photo is captioned with a personal commentary along with the title, date, time and place.
The mission: to stimulate consciousness and gratitude of the beauty of everyday life through photography. Alissa showcases her love of The Magic City weaving together thoughts and inspirations, cultures and diversions, friends and strangers, locations and vibrations — including visions not typically seen in the mass media. Some shoots were planned, some were guerilla encounters, and some days were serendipitous surprises.
The project also included interactive photo exhibits monthly throughout the year, with a self-produced grand finale aerial photo shoot of her celebration at the Standard Miami pool from an Ultralight airplane.
Accolades include being selected as one of South Florida’s Power Players of the Year in 2009 by Florida International Magazine and winning first place in Fotomission’s 2008 South Beach Photomarathon Competition. 104 contestants were assigned 6 topics to photograph on South Beach over a period of 5 hours. At the finish line, only 4 photos per topic were submitted per participant, straight from the camera, with no allowance for post-digital editing or retouching.
Alissa Christine has been published in 944 Magazine, Ocean Drive, Florida Inside Out, Miami Modern Luxury, Art Basel, Egotrip, 6 degrees, Nikki Style and Public. Other projects include CD photography for musicians Inaia, Big Brooklyn Red, Elastic Bond, Sofy Encanto, Suénalo Sound System and commissioned work for So-Me Designs, Ola Restaurant, Carrousel Yacht and Penguin Hotel.Alissa Christine has been exhibiting and painting live in South Florida & NYC since 2005 and is the Artist in Residence at OLA/Sanctuary Hotel, South Beach.
Creation for Alissa Christine is experiential and experimental & the evolution continues…
(all artwork is copyright the original owner and is used with permission. please do not reproduce without written permission from the original owner)