ART & SOUL: HOW A PERSONAL PROJECT CAN TURN INTO SOMETHING BIG

Not permitting the economic downturn of the past few years dampen his drive, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Brian Smith along with generous support from Sony Electronics photographed celebrities from film, music, television and theatre working with The Creative Coalition for ART & SOUL: STARS UNITE TO CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT THE ARTS. The book features 123 stunning portraits (all photographed with Sony’s a900 DSLR camera) along with handwritten notes from the celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Spike Lee, Tony Bennett, Adrien Brody and many others who all share their personal thoughts on how art has influenced their lives and our culture.

ART & SOUL is the cornerstone of a grassroots campaign that focuses national attention on the need to ensure that arts in America thrive and flourish.  According to Smith, ““This project provided a wonderful way for all of the artists involved to give back and encourage future generations of creative artists.”

A generous portion of the proceeds from the sales of ART & SOUL goes toward supporting the work of The Creative Coalition, the premier nonprofit advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment communities. The book can be purchased here.

October is National Arts Month and this is a perfect way for all of us to help.