The Brookhaven Arts Alliance announces a new photography exhibit, “Happy Hour: Portraits with a Twist (or an Olive if you Wish)” at There, a bar and eatery in Town Brookhaven. The exhibit opens April 15th with a reception.
“Happy Hour” is the brain child of local portrait photographer Kelly Wachs. Kelly has been a portrait photographer for 30 years building her business on and off for 22 years from Canandaigua, New York to Baltimore to Los Angeles and landing in Johns Creek, Georgia. She has no formal education in business, marketing, sales or even photography for that matter. Kelly started shooting at age 16 with the late photographer, John Guyette who’s portrait studio was next to her mother’s shoe store. Kelly graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors Degree in Illustration in 1987, pre-digital, pre-computer, typography and lines by hand! Kelly always grows with changes in technology and continually finds that balance of "old school" techniques including her own post digital "modern day" techniques developing her own style and working hard to forge a new path into contemporary portraiture. Her goal is to photograph all types of people, mothers, grandparents, children, neighbors, and make them feel like rock stars. Kelly has a huge drive and incredible passion doing something that she loves.
The "Happy Hour" portfolio came about naturally with an idea Kelly has had for 15 years. She envisioned recreating vintage liquor ads and posters into modern day images but using friends and neighbors.
Join the Brookhaven Arts Alliance Monday, April 15th, 7pm at There, a bar and eatery located in Town Brookhaven, meet Kelly and experience her unique portrait photography. To learn more about Kelly, please visit her website: www.kellywachsphotography.com or like her page on Facebook. For more information on the event please visit the BAA website: www.brookhavenartsalliance.com or www.facebook.com/brookhavenartsalliance