For the first time two of ArtStar's artists have collaborated and mixed their styles to create Balconcesto Botanico. Basketball photographer, Austin Bell reached out to Mischelle Moy and invited her to "cook" one of his photographs. She loved the flora-ridden basketball backboard scene, "the textures and composition that he captured provided me with the perfect canvas to work from." Mischelle rarely collaborates with other artists, but was drawn to to this project since Austin, who is a huge fan of her work, trusted her vision and reinterpretation completely. "Editing other [artists] photos has allowed me to look at things from a different perspective and in a way, travel vicariously through their lens."
MISCHELLE MOY & AUSTIN BELL
ArtStar artists Mischelle Moy & Austin Bell have collaborated to create a new work, Balconcesto Botanico. Mischelle Moy is a Brooklyn-based visual artist who uses digital photography and photo-manipulation techniques to depict a vibrant and dreamy yet otherworldly version of the world around her. She holds a BFA in Photography & Video from the School of Visual Arts. Mischelle’s work has been featured by BOOOOOOOM!, Featureshoot, Fubiz, Adobe, and Instagram. Austin Bell is a photographer from North Carolina who has shot over 3,000 basketball courts across the world, with specific focuses in Hong Kong, Puerto Rico and New York City. Austin captures them from all angles: aerially, through fences or at center court. The courts fascinate him because of their color, symmetry and ubiquity, becoming a unique lens to the places in which they are found. However, because of his terrible jump shot he prefers shooting photos to baskets.
For the first time two of ArtStar's artists have collaborated and mixed their styles to create Balconcesto Botánico. Basketball photographer, Austin Bell reached out to Mischelle Moy and invited her to "cook" one of his photographs. She loved the flora-ridden basketball backboard scene, "the textures and composition that he captured provided me with the perfect canvas to work from." Mischelle rarely collaborates with other artists, but was drawn to to this project since Austin, who is a huge fan of her work, trusted her vision and reinterpretation completely. "Editing other [artists] photos has allowed me to look at things from a different perspective and in a way, travel vicariously through their lens."
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