Neal Schlosburg | Artist | Portrait Photographer

Artist Statement

Sharing emotions and troubling stories with family members or close friends can be difficult for many people. We are afraid of what others will think of us. Society tells us not to burden others with our troubles. That was my experience growing up.

Like many, I internalized them, ignored them when I needed to share them, and sometimes told them to inappropriate people. My moods, my outlook on day-to-day life, and my relationships were affected by this. Some swear they will take these feelings and stories to their grave. I almost did. Unfortunately, some do sooner than later.

People tell me their personal stories. I listen to them without judgment. In telling their stories, I use unique images. My Picture Tells A Story is about sharing your personal and emotional stories. Sharing feelings should be safe. These stories show they can.



Just like children, emotions heal when they are heard and validated.

I speak because I can, to anyone I trust enough to listen.



July 25, 2015

The Genesis
A formal business portrait session evolved into the first spontaneous emotional portrait. Read More...

March 19, 2017

The Technique
A Sunday family brunch, a new lens test, the story by my cousin led to the first complete story image. Read More...

July 2017

The Challenge
A colleague's encouragement to find a centerpiece for an upcoming solo exhibit, create something unique. Read More...

October 4, 2017

The First Six Storytellers
Billy, Tim, Skyla, Erinn, Fekadu, and Johanna told their personal stories. Each story (print) consisted of 6 images in chronological order, a title, and the subject text. Each print is a unique story. Read More...

Meet The Artist

The mood of an image is a shared experience between artist and viewer. — Neal Schlosburg

As an accomplished portrait photographer, Neal Schlosburg has created a style of portraiture that is stunningly unique.

He explores energy, emotion, and sensibilities. With his images and their titles, Neal converses with light, shades, tones, textures, shapes, and words to tell a story. The goal is to have an expressive exchange; from one soul directly to another. Read More...
Bio Portrait by Julius Schlosburg

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