aRUDE: art + kulture
Born into a military family, McKeen grew up in several states and countries. He spent three childhood years on an Air Force base north of the Florida Keys during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Two stories in the anthology are his, drawn from that time in his life.
Susan Vreeland has been rather prolific since “Girl in Hyacinth Blue” became her first art-related novel in 1999, publishing five more books. Four of her novels have been New York Times Best Sellers. Currently, she is well into writing a novel about painters Chagall and Cézanne.
My journey is a German journey, it is based on the German repertoire, it is a dialogue that I open with this musical journey, a dialogue with the past, it’s a very complicated dialogue, about the pre-war period of the Weimar Republic.
I like being photographed and have been in that spot many times. I like being in movies. I also like the relationship between photographer and subject. A bond, even momentarily holds them together for as long as the image exists and perhaps further.
I’ve seen how the industry works and been able to watch it grow. In recent years, more African fashion magazines and blogs have sprouted up, and fashion weeks flourished. The interest in African fashion just keeps getting bigger and it’s crossing over now, so it seemed to me it was time for a definitive book on the subject.
On a macro scale, from a bird’s eye perspective, all Revolutions look the same. They move in amorphous waves of people ebbing and flowing, armed with their hand-drawn banners, flags and fists waving, all heading toward and away from some symbolic place
I believe that actors can become better for sure. But I do believe that it is a talent and something you are born with. That’s the same with anything though. You can go to see many doctors, some may be good and others great, or financiers, anything you can learn but some people are born with specific gifts.
I am so grateful that I get to spend my time pursuing a career that is thoroughly rewarding on so many levels that I really don’t know what else could offer this kind of satisfaction in my life.