I love staring at the colors of the sky when it is approaching dusk, watching the sky become a massive gradient, and slowly fading to dark and then to the stars. - Jean Nagai
Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch is an illustrator, graphic designer, and artist living in New York City. A few of his clients include: Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg View, Fortune, GQ, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Nickelodeon, RealSimple, Runners World, The Walrus, VSA Partners, The Washington Post. He is proficient at basketball, drumming, and skateboarding. Pablo de Pinho - Do you work both free-hand and digitally in your illustrations? Maxwell Holyoke Hirsch - The short answer is both. My illustrations start out as small thumbnail sketches. But sometimes I concept those thumbnails in my head and dive right into a final, which might be executed digitally. I've found that if the idea is strong in your imagination before you do anything, it has the potential...
I want to create a fantastical scene, one that takes you right to the edge of reality, but doesn’t let go of you. You are given just enough information to build your own storyline, but not so much you can’t follow it. - Elias Hansen
I love both digital and film format cameras. If I had more money, I would probably use my film cameras much more than I do right now. I don’t really have a favorite camera though… each camera has it’s qualities. Yes! I love my Bronica medium format! The limitation of shooting only 12 shots per roll helps me slow down and compose images more carefully. - Stevie Bay
Connecticut Art Blog does a studio visit with contemporary artist, Matt Kleberg in Brooklyn, New York. - Not Enough Space