Abstract Magazine International | Slow & Steady by Bethany Saint-Smith & Rexach
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Slow & Steady by Bethany Saint-Smith & Rexach

27 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Music

Art: Nikolas Karathanasis

SLOW & STEADY


About the author: 

Bethany Saint-Smith comes to writing from a career in songwriting. The Supreme’s Susaye Greene has said, “Bethany has the instincts of an aged American blues singer. Though she’s young, there is a tug in the heart when you hear her sing that grabs you and makes you wonder what she’s lived through. She reminds me of the earthy Odetta of 60’s Folk-rock fame, or of Nina Simone’s scathingly sophisticated perceptions of life.”
Bethany was born in Modesto, California. Her mother and her family came from Missouri and her father’s family came from Oklahoma, where Bethany’s Native American heritage comes through a pipeline of Black Seminole and Cherokee blood.
Bethany challenged herself to break into a music scene as a woman of color after moving to San Francisco, then to New York. Writing Southern-Rock style songs with her band, she pursued aggressively in NYC, sharing stages from The Stone Pony to Webster Hall and finally at the infamous club, The Bitter End. Bethany’s music has thrived in California, recorded in Chicago, and New York, and now has relocated to Buenos Aires, Argentina to focus on her arts and Motherhood. In her time there, Bethany has written a memoir attributed to the escapism of her dark childhood to the devotion and survival of her now. She’s currently working on various writing projects with a focus on her history of brawling racism and the riots of womanhood, surviving abuse.
Our facebook page that has the bio and more info-
https://www.facebook.com/saintsmithrexach
Word Press:
Art: Nikolas Karathanasis
In the artist’s words:

I am Nikolas Karathanasis, living in Athens, Greece. My implication with photography began several years ago. I associate my work with black and white film through experiment and research; the smell of chemicals, the joy & excitement of composition. Within the past years, I work with digital photography. I have participated in several exhibitions in Greece and abroad. 

Facts, pictures of everyday life, ideas, people and their passions, whatever moves in the space of exaggeration. All this is inspirational to me. Photography, as i see it, means communication with the world and this is my motivation. I use many photographic techniques and skills to frame daily scenes and to manipulate the light so to build a bridge of communication with people, in a subtle way. This becomes a vessel for sharing ideas, thoughts and feelings. In so, we are extracted from loneliness, and create a humane environment. New perspectives for the mind to walk on, think, wonder.

The photos i send you hereby are from a project i am working since late of 2016 under the name:
“Surrealism Fragments in daily life.” Captured scenes of daily life in the realm of surrealism as a result of the contrasts we face everyday at home, at work, in relationships. These are the moments when the subconscious combines the fields of reality & imaginary and visualizes images of positive emotions, anxiety, fear, hope.

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