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Thought Provokers: Del Mar, Encinitas & Carlsbad

San Diego has always had an artistic soul.  The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community.  Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive.  Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.

Below, you’ll find some incredible artists and creative professionals from in and around Del Mar, Encinitas & Carlsbad that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Max Baker

I do all sorts of things! But photography, like I mentioned, has been the thing I focus on the most. I do my own editing work too, I’m always working in Photoshop and Lightroom constantly learning and bettering my craft. Ever since I started this whole thing, I’ve come to realize how insane the industry is and to be quite frank, how sexist it is. Read more>>

Tiare Meegan

I was a closet creative for a long time. Ever since I had my first camera in high school, I loved following the light and composing images. But since most of my images did not include people, I rarely shared them with anyone. And then about six years ago, I started a blog documenting my journey to surf 52 Wednesdays in a row, Wahine Wednesdays. Read more>>

Ann Jimin Woo

I am a graphic designer and this means that I present other people work’s or information given to me in a way it catches people’s attention and evokes certain emotions. Like many graphic designers today, the forms my works takes are both in the physical and digital world. Some of the forms my work takes on are posters, books, cards, playbills, Instagram posts, infographics, and more. Read more>>

Jimmy Ganzer, Joe Carrillo, Drew Barber, Richard Argumosa

We create rock and roll for the new generation. The music industry is always evolving and new technologies continue to push the envelope. We feel, however, that as rock artists, we cannot allow ourselves to lose the soul and honesty in the music we create. The message we bring is to have people of all walks of life come together, if not for just one moment. Read more>>

Alon Goldsmith

I’m obsessed by the unfolding world and bringing things of beauty and significance into focus. I shoot mostly for myself, but when people find a way into that world through my images, it’s a thrill. It lets me know that I’m onto something. If I can separate a moment and freeze it in time, and then have that image resonate with another human being, it means I’m awake to the experience of life. Read more>>

Mainsail Nick Lanari

I think cities and communities can elevate art by placing a value in local music, local talent and the local music scene as a whole. When I was growing up, so many of my favorite bands were local / indie bands. My wish is to see our culture once again place value in music that is lesser known, and less value in mainstream artists just because they are popular. Read more>>

Tawni Adams

My story as a photographer started when I was young and has evolved and morphed over the last 16 years. My journey as an artist and creative eventually turned into Tawni Adams Photography. I never imagined photography as a career, I just loved taking pictures of people that they loved. Started a photography business seemed crazy, but now I can’t imagine doing anything else. Read more>>

Robin Olive

I always knew I was a dancer. I started class when I was just three years old. When I was four years old, I had an accident with a riding lawnmower and lost my baby toe. I went right back to dance class. Dance is me.I love juxtaposition. I love things that you would not “normally” see together. Those are the things that catch my eye. Read more>>

Raven Kinsler

My passion for portraiture and photography was reinvigorated. It was a day filled with so much joy and capturing that was one of the most enjoyable things that I had ever done. From that moment, I made the decision. I wanted to photograph weddings for a career and haven’t stopped pushing since. Read more>>

Taryn Aubry

You can move the canvas and manipulate the paints, but ultimately, they create their own shape. Abstract painting allows for many different interpretations and views of the piece. Most of my inspiration comes from nature and the elements and their interaction. I create in the hopes of eliciting feelings and emotions from people and hearing their interpretations of my work. Read more>>

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