Heidi Ross, Photographer | Nashville: Scenes from the New American South

Heidi Ross, Photographer | Nashville: Scenes from the New American South

Heidi Ross’ new book of photography, called Nashville: Scenes from the New American South, overwhelms me with gratitude for the friendships I’ve made during my 15 years in Nashville. Enjoyed through a more macro lens, it gives me an enormous sense of pride in the creative community that’s flourishing in my adopted hometown. “It City” didn't get that way by accident; it came from a lot of hard work. Nashville is a community of self-motivated ass-kickers who make things happen and get. it. done. Heidi is one of those ass-kickers.

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Brett Warren, Fashion Photographer

Brett Warren, Fashion Photographer

I'll stop short of claiming to be Brett Warren’s biggest fan, but only because so many folks are vying for the title and I’m not one to pick fights. As a fashion photographer, Brett is admired for his skill and imagination. As a friend, he’s beloved for his kind and gentle nature and unwavering loyalty. That’s a pretty rare package, especially in the fashion world. This post is an excerpt of a talk I led with him during his exhibit at the downtown gallery, The Art Company. Photos are by Matthew Priestley.

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