Illustrated: September

Another shoot for my "Illustrated" project. Besides working with the light and the location, the greatest challenge is finding models to work with on a regular basis. I'm lucky that I have patient friends that are generous with their time and resources.

I'm thinking now I need to figure out how to make a larger project with my current limitations: time, models, equipment. I remember back in one of my classes we had an assignment that encouraged us to embrace these limitations as creative opportunities.

I think I will do just that.

"Illustrated, PVS" Jared Fortunato, 2018

"Illustrated, PVS" Jared Fortunato, 2018

Walk of Fame

Very excited to have my first poem published in LILA magazine.

I'm taking a "creative writing" course this summer, part of the never ending MFA program. Inspired by the city I decided to write my first poem about the streets of Hollywood. One of our course assignments was to find a literary journal and submit our poem.

I found the good folks at LILA, who graciously accepted my poem, and requested an image to boot. How's that for working out fine.

Up next is creative "flash" or short fiction, less than 500-750 words. I finished a few pieces and yes, I need to submit those as well (one thing about the Academy, they force you to put yourself out there.)

Again, the shorts are about Hollywood.