Editorial Portrait--Frits Abell--echo Art FairPosted on August 28, 2014
Frits Abell as photographed for a 716 feature in Buffalo Spree Magazine. I had shot Frits, a well known artist, arts promoter and businessman in both New York City and Buffalo, before. These earlier environmental portraits told Fritz's story as an affable supporter of the arts and as an ardent advocate for his hometown of Buffalo, NY. This time, however, I wanted to create a more probing image that used only a black backdrop and available light from the large wall of north facing windows in my studio. The resulting editorial portrait hints at an astute and complex man who has achieved much but is driven to accomplish more.