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Thought-Provokers: Downtown

Atlanta 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 from in and around Downtown that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Matt Dearman

Matt and Emily, a husband and wife team, want to help people bring the beauty of the outdoors into their own homes through nature inspired photography and prints. Combining their love of gardening, photography and nature, they set up MJ Dearman Photography to do just that. Read more>>

Bobby Fisher

I started in fashion, then moved to Travel. Traveled the world shooting stories for GQ, T&L, CNT, Gourmet mag. and many others. This was before chefs were “rock stars”, and when magazines had money. Read more>>

Fernando Ferreira

I’ve always looked at subjects and wondered how more interesting they would be if I studied them from different angles with this curiosity of mine and the fact that you can froze a moment in time made me develop a passion for photography. Read more>>

Anthony Egypt

Life has brought me to realize the most precious things must be captured and cherished. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY as a child actor until my whole life took a unsettling turn. Read more>>

Aaron Mack

My journey began at the age of eight. My father tricked me into learning how to play the piano and helped me write my first rap, I was also taking music classes at my elementary school. I got away from music for awhile and tried just being a normal kid (more or less). Read more>>

Tara Laule

It’s been an incredible journey so far. I am learning something new everyday and at every photoshoot. I don’t know where it will take me, but I can say that I am incredibly grateful and blessed to be able to pursue my dreams and live a life I’ve always dreamed of. Read more>>

Nicos Arvanitidis

In 1963 I went to continue my studies in Paris, where Ireceived the diploma from the Ecole Boulle and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Art Decoratifs, (Painting, Sculpture, Interior Architecture, Τheater backdrops). Scholar of France from 1965 to 1968. Read more>>


Well I start producing at 12, I work with Disney, I produced movies scores for the movie Roll Bounce. I have producing well over 20 years. I worked with Chicago hip-hop legend, G Count LEP, Shawnna Bump J. To up and coming Legend to G Herbo and local artist and DJ. Read more>>

Gregory Fricker

The act of creating and the experience of hanging out with other artists gave me what I’d been looking for. It was the first time in my life I remember thinking “I sort of like being this Greg dude.” I’ve been an artist ever since. Read more>>

Cody Stallings

I had never picked up a camera before that moment. Fast forward three years, I graduated in 2015 as Best in Show with a Bachelors in Commercial Photography. Since then, I’ve gone on to work in the freelance world doing photo, advertising, social media, and photo retouching. Read more>>

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