NMDQ Community Spotlight //
Portrait of a Pilgrim by Michael George
Photographer Michael George exhibited the beginnings of his Portrait of a Pilgrim project at our first ever Nomadique Collections show in December 2012, as well as in our two month exhibition at THINK Coffee in early 2013. Since then, he has walked the Camino de Santiago a second time and has built an incredible multimedia project which poetically takes us through this ancient pilgrimage route. We’ve been lucky to partake in Michael’s process over the past year as he developed his project through the Nomadique Artist Workshop Dinner series, partnering with fellow Workshop artist Zubin Hensler for the creation of a musical score to accompanying his images. Aside from being an inspiring and astoundingly talented artist, Michael is an invaluable member of the NMDQ community, who consistently provides thoughtful feedback and support to the artists who share their work with us each month.
We asked Michael to share his thoughts about the Workshop Dinner series and how it was helpful in the shaping of his project:
The workshop dinners have been a constant source of inspiration. Without them I wouldn’t have had the chance to collaborate with Zubin for my final project. Working with another artist with such a firm grasp on his creative vision really helped me in putting together the final production. I have been to the workshop dinners to receive feedback on image edits, presentation formats, and my personal writing. All critiques have not just put pressure to complete my personal projects but also provided valuable feedback from a wide-range of artists. Whenever I talk about my life in Brooklyn I mention what an incredible little creative community we have found. - Michael George
Check out the Portrait of a Pilgrim series and follow Michael on instagram.