After moving into a former Baltimore factory, 'The Copycat,' photographer/writer/online editor Rob Brulinksi and his creative partner Alex Wein decided to create a photo studio in the building; what they ended up with was an intimate series documenting the spaces of their artistic neighbors.
The Copycat not only offers creative freedom to its residents, but also a sense of community, making it the perfect place for artists to congregate. Every single resident in the building was photographed for the eye-opening series.
Of the project, Bulinski explains, "The universal story I took away from the residents were their sense of pride with creating art without a purpose beyond the sake of creation. My neighbors were magicians."
These Creative Partners Look into the Lives of Their Artistic Neighbors
1. Community-driven Art Spaces - Creating communal spaces that foster creativity and collaboration among artists can lead to unique artistic projects and opportunities.
2. Intimate Documentaries - Documenting the lives and spaces of artists can provide valuable insights into their creative processes and inspire others.
3. Art for Art's Sake - Embracing the notion of creating art without a specific purpose beyond the act of creation itself can lead to innovative and unconventional artistic expressions.
1. Creative Spaces - Developing and supporting spaces that provide artists with creative freedom and a sense of community can attract and nurture talented individuals.
2. Documentary Filmmaking - Producing documentaries that delve into the lives of artists and their creative spaces can offer unique storytelling opportunities and inspire viewers.
3. Art Education - Incorporating the concept of creating art for art's sake into art education programs can encourage students to explore their creativity without limitations and push boundaries.