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After Instagram, is web3 the next oasis for street photographers?

The trend towards vertical video leaves still photographers in the dark, and street photography has suffered more than most. Preetam Kaushik explores whether web3 is providing a new home for the niche, and whether their artists can find the recognition they deserve.

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The artists using web3 and each other to reach their full potential

Nina Knaack speaks to members of the Bloom collective, a community of artists propelling each other in web3 and helping define the fast-changing world of cryptoart.

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How web3 turned goldcat into a Christie's artist

An illustrator turned digital painter, goldcat is passionate about the unequaled opportunities that digital ownership has given artists. The Christie's artist tells Ola Kalejaye what she loves about Tezos and the importance of making art for its own sake.

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How Objkt's lead curator plans to make Tezos the natural home of digital art

Objkt's first curator, Cabline, is on a mission to promote emerging artists and welcome new collectors onto the Tezos platform. Using the power of web3, Cabline is making the art world more accessible, one NFT at a time.

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How Reuben Wu is pioneering a new artform with NFTs

Whilst touring the world as a musician, Reuben Wu found a new passion: photography. The multidisciplinary artist uses the concepts of time and space to tell compelling stories about the vast world we inhabit. He speaks to Nina Knaack about making art with drones and his search for ideas that have never been done before.

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Immortalising the emotions of the present — in conversation with Ashu Dodani

Ashu Dodani captures emotions felt in the present in his poetry, but in discovering web3, he found a way to immortalise them on the blockchain. The multimedia artist speaks to Steph Kunkel about working with Amazon Prime and Garnier and choosing a life of poetry.

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Sweet Dreamz: celebrating sex and sexuality through NFTs

Dreamz' art is an expression of human love and a celebration of the female body. Inspired by futurism and Japanese culture, he tells Steph Kunkel how he works to reinvent how society thinks about sex and sexuality through his art.

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Art or abomination? On the discourse around AI creative tools

The reputation of AI is currently dominated by opinions on how the tools can harm artists. Less spoken about are the ways in which AI can enhance their work, so much so that one day the only limit to creation may be your own imagination. Ola Kalejaye discusses the benefits of AI creative tools informed by the perspectives of those leading the way.

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Agoria's quest to show the hidden beauty around us

A‍n electronic music producer who has released five albums with Universal Music and Virgin, Agoria followed the freedom he felt in techno and ended up in web3. His pursuit of new tech in AI and a niche in biological generative art makes him a unique lesson on how to succeed as an artist. He speaks with Nina Knaack about his fascination for the unknown and his advice for aspiring creators.

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Berk Kaan Kaya – creating a landscape of emotions through digital art

Berk Kaan Kaya doesn't create calming spaces for clients. He extends “peace of mind” into the virtual world. He speaks to Steph Kunkel about connecting human mood to digital environment, and how his dreamscapes build a backdrop for collectors to imagine their own safe havens.

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Jordan Banks on pushing the limits of web3 photography

Jordan Banks is best known for his stunning landscapes and portraits, but he's also trying to elevate other photographers alongside him. He speaks to Randy Ginsburg about his journey to digital ownership, creative freedom, and the JRNY Mag.

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“I knew this was my chance” — Marco Mori on his journey to creative freedom

Marco Mori creates art intended to spark a reaction. The German 3D artist, known for his provocative caricatures and witty animations, is inclined towards the “weird” over the “normal”. He spoke to Nina Knaack about his newfound artistic freedom and ability to earn a living by creating whatever he feels like.

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Sammya Brata on immortalising culture on the blockchain

What started as a hobby for Indian-born Sammya Brata quickly developed into an integral part of his life. Now an award-winning photographer, he draws the extraordinary out of ordinary life in his hometown of Calcutta. He talks to Ola Kalejaye about finding his style, the NFT landscape in India, and the life lessons that accompanied his artistic journey.

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Between mind and machine – in conversation with Jenni Pasanen

“For me, art is healing.” Jenni Pasanen’s artwork is a raw form of self-expression – a gateway to her mind and heart. Her NFTs comprise layers of AI shapes and digital brushstrokes, uniting the worlds of mind and machine. She speaks to Steph Kunkel about process and purpose.

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“It is an instant ride back to your childhood” — Amrit Pal Singh on using toys as a canvas

One of web3’s most distinctive artists, Amrit Pal Singh turned his pandemic passion into a million-dollar set of art collections. The Indian creator speaks to Léa Rose Emery about turning his passion for Disney and Studio Ghibli into a full-time web3 endeavour.

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How AI is changing the role of artists

Artificial intelligence presents immense challenge and opportunity to artists, and the change looks today as if it could impact every step in the artistic process. Randy Ginsburg speaks to Francien Krieg, Artificial Bob, and Henry Daubrez to investigate how they use AI today and how they feel about its future impact.

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Digital product designer by day, organic 3D artist by night — the story of Anthony Kyriazis

Anthony Kyriazis always knew he was different. But it was only when he realised that this was a good thing that he could play a leading role in shaping the 3D digital abstract art movement. He speaks to Nina Knaack about balancing work and passion, using art as a self-exploratory tool, and how he is using NFTs “to create a heritage for my children.”

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“Now my stories are heard” — Deniz Izadi is raising her voice for Iranian women

Deniz Izadi makes artworks full of contrast. Moving, neon lights set against a black background to create imagery that exhibits the paradoxes she encounters in her daily life. A female artist born in Iran, she says “we are battling against decades of repression.” She tells Nina Knaack about how she found a voice for her stories via NFTs.

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Skaling the future of NFT transactions

Buying an NFT is expensive, especially when everyone else is buying them at the same time. That's why a range of scaling solutions have sprung up around core blockchains like Ethereum to make transacting on them cheaper, faster, and easier. Antony Rahman profiles SKALE, the scaling solution's Digital Art Grant, and the artists minting on the network.

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“I am a warrior woman” — How F. Dilek Uyar learnt how to use a camera and became one of the most acclaimed photographers

F. Dilek Uyar is a lawyer and photographer from Ankara, Turkey. She’s won the National Geographic Travel Photographer award and over 200 others. In conversation with Nina Knaack, she discuss the power of art, the necessity of making yourself heard, and how hard that can be, especially as a woman in Turkey and in web3.

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