Erik Asla is a photographer from Oslo, Norway. After moving to Los Angeles from Paris, France, he became a protégé of celebrated image-maker Herb Ritts. Resisting the urge to focus exclusively on the genres in which his mentor built an illustrious career, Asla was drawn to the solitary endeavor and unconstrained expressive boundaries presented by fine art photography. With his project 'The Stillness of Motion', Asla is seeking to create renditions that convey a perception of the sea in its most paradoxical state; moving, rushing, yet offering a sense of calm and serenity.
Numerous fine art collectors have acquired artwork from the series. Asla's first solo exhibition opened in Palm Springs in June 2017, and another show is scheduled for fall 2018 in Northern Europe.
Fine Art Consultant
Wendy Posner, owner of Posner Fine Art (PFA), is a contemporary fine art advisor based in LA. PFA is a full service art company that handles acquisitions, commissions, curation, display and installation, with both private collectors and corporate clients around the world.
Posner grew up in the art business, surrounded by modern and contemporary art, ethnic artifacts and vintage collectibles. Her mother Judith started the Posner Art Gallery in 1960 –renowned as one of the first large-scale poster companies in the world – and raised her children among artists, museum curators, gallerists and collectors.
Upon graduating from Boston University, Posner moved to Los Angeles, where PFA had set up offices. She acquired the firm in 2014, having honed her skills for over 20 years.
With an ever-growing global roster of artists, publishers and galleries, Posner never tires of building relationships with established art stars, and undiscovered new talent. An avid traveler, Wendy Posner has journeyed to over 20 countries where she regularly attends art fairs, makes studio visits and treks to far-flung places in search of unique art and artifacts for her clients, and the inspiration that only comes from experiencing creativity in action, in person.
Lawrence Sherwin has been taking pictures for most of his life; seriously for the past 25 years. He is currently the photo-editor of the Newport Beach Independent and shoots occasionally for the Orange County Register/Coast Magazine. He has won awards at the Orange County Fair, Southern California Photo Club and, importantly, for Artwalk. Anything in front of his camera is a potential subject. While he has shot events such as The US Open of Tennis, Comic Con, the US Open of Surfing and Air Shows at Miramar Naval Air Station and March Air Force Base, he is equally passionate about shooting people, especially street people, landscapes, architecture, astrophotography and flowers.