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Chad Holder – A Photo Editor

The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own. I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before. In this thread, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist’s statement so you can see more of the project. Please note: This thread is not affiliated with any company; I’m just featuring projects that I found. Please DO NOT send me your work. I do not take submissions.

Today’s featured artist: Chad Holder

The same street, the same drive into the studio, the same everyday- everything begins to look the same. Egypt was a journey of discovery and exploring how I see when I am simply shooting for myself, I call it having fresh eyes. By leaving behind the familiar surroundings of home, to open myself up to new experiences and perspectives. In a foreign place, every sight, sound, and texture is novel, and this sense of novelty can awaken the senses. Moreover, the beauty and wonder of new landscapes and natural features can be inspiring and evoke a sense of reverence and gratitude for the world around us. Making pictures is more than a job- it’s something that feeds my soul.

To see more of this project, click here.


APE contributor Suzanne Sease currently works as a consultant for photographers and illustrators around the world. She has been involved in the photography and illustration industry since the mid 80s. After establishing the art-buying department at The Martin Agency, then working for Kaplan-Thaler, Capital One, Best Buy and numerous smaller agencies and companies, she decided to be a consultant in 1999. She has a Twitter feed with helpful marketing information because she believes that marketing should be driven by brand and not by specialty. Follow her at @SuzanneSease. Instagram

Success is more than a matter of your talent. It’s also a matter of doing a better job presenting it. And that is what I do with decades of agency and in-house experience.