Using photography to search the streets around the globe for the past 25 years, Mark Sottnick has brought “ global visual intel” – trends, cultural patterns and ideas – to some of the world’s leading companies such as Target, Budweiser and Marshall Fields. Rather than presenting ideas as charts or spreadsheets, Mark believes that imagery, or in the current parlance,“optics”, are far more effective for the client. This corporate work has led to a personal discovery: the belief that creativity, conscious and unconscious amateur design is everywhere around us if we only look, and that anyone can enhance their own enjoyment and understanding of the world through a photographic exploration of their travels or their own local surroundings. The museum is now the street. Mark will share examples that he has “spied” for fun and profit.
6pm reception, 6:30 lecture
Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main Street, corner of Main and Blanding
Free for CDL members, non-members $10