A Visit with 50 Artists in Their Studios


I’ve always been fascinated by what motivates different artists create what they do. What is it about creativity that drives each in a different direction? I have been photographing artists and their studios for a number of years. The studios are as varied as the artists themselves. As Charles Arnoldi said “You can tell a lot about a person by looking at his environment.
It’s as dangerous as telling someone your dreams.”

I can’t imagine a world with only one type of art. With the unique vision and style each artist creates a string of stories by which we all as share metaphors of life.

No two people see the same thing in the same way. Each of us witnesses the world from a different perspective, we each have unique thoughts and emotions, and we each build on a different set of experiences. A photograph can expand our vision by making us think, making us wonder and by summoning our emotions. By looking at this collection of images you can explore the people I have captured.

With photography I compose stories, thoughts and ideas into a unique visual metaphor to show the wonder that surrounds us.

Gene Sasse

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