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Thought-Provokers: Point Loma & Shelter Island

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 Point Loma & Shelter Island that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Robert Ramirez

“The Eye”- I remember when I picked up my first camera as a kid, a simple point and shoot camera, I was immediately intrigued by composition. I never wanted to take the plain straight forward shot, I was always trying to find different point of views, invoking emotion and trying to deliver the story through a single capture. Read more>>

Tim Haugh

A message or inspiration would be for people to enjoy my images and draw them into the subjects or location. As a working professional, it seems you always need to make your client happy. Creating work that satisfies me and my client is really the goal. I often print Fine Art prints on my Epson printer, which can bring back the fun of darkroom work. Read more>>

Lee Gill

I love shooting portraits in studio as it allows me to be in control of the lighting and posing of the subject. Bold colors and patterns are something that I absolutely love to incorporate in creative sessions, it’s fun for me, and hey, the model gets to have some rad images for their Instagram. Read more>>

Lisa Bryson

The moment I entered this world, the artistic imprint was evident. I come from a family of artists and artisans. I have always allocated time for drawing. Being a rather shy person by nature, drawing became a vehicle for “voice,” my voice. That language of identity is now translated into varied approaches and media. Read more>>

Bryan Montgomery

My inspirations are making someone’s eyes light up and be extremely satisfied with what I provide them. Most of my work is thought out, researched and has a deeper meaning than what you see on the surface. If you look deeper, you find more meaning and though in my designs. I also enjoy shooting photography especially beautiful scenery or landscapes. Read more>>

 Cole Untiedt

I have meet many close friends through photography as well as have learned many life lessons. My freshman year of high school I founded my photography studio, Cole Untiedt Photography, which has since evolved into a production company which specializes in portraits and branded photography, as well as videography. Read more>>

Meredith Habermann

I am interested in how we conform to the culture we are giving and critique those molds we put ourselves into. Currently, much of my work is retrospective, from the perspective of a younger adolescent self. In our current social world, I think it’s important to question how and why we arrived at this point in time. Read more>>

Delete Insert

Delete Insert first started as a solo project by Jonah Cardenas and then later became a band. I (Jonah) have been playing music ever since I was six and starting in 2015 I started writing my own music. I would record separate parts in my garage with just a handheld recorder with two mic inputs. Some songs I would start with a drum part and other songs I would start with guitar. It all depended on the song. Read more>>

Noel Medina

It all started with me taking pictures of my three kids! I would post a ton of images of them when I joined Facebook. I was working in dentistry at the time, and a patient reached out to me to inquire about taking some portraits of her three children. She asked what I charged, and I think I threw out a number of around $50.00 So, we met at OB Pier, and I shot away! Read more>>

Gianna Tesone

I had ever considered making a career out of making art. I took this to heart and realized my pastime was something much greater. I know it is one of my strengths and God-given abilities and ultimately a part of my calling and purpose on this earth. Read more>>

Natalie Martyn

My journey started at the age of thirteen when I got my first little digital camera. I immediately fell in love with the way I was able to capture the beauty I saw in the world and the people around me, freezing fleeting moments forever. Read more>>


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