Will Rubenstein is one of the more elusive photographers in the pool of UGallery artists. He has a strong presence despite his quiet persona. Perhaps his photographs do all the talking (dare I quote the cliche “A picture is worth a thousand words?” Yes, I do. Because with Will Rubenstein’s photos, it’s true.) His love for photography correlates to his emotionally-charged photographs. Here are some of his best pieces as well as his newest piece, Chinatown Hasidics.
What is your earliest art memory?
My earliest art memory has got to be drawing landscapes with colored pencils when I was about 5 years old.
What is your favorite camera to use?
My favorite camera to use is the Canon Rebel t2i, which is currently my personal camera.
Regardless of time or place, what is one event/person/place you wish you could capture?
One place I would be in awe to photograph is any major city within India (or that general region/culture).
For you, what is is the most important element of a good photograph?
The most important element of a photograph is definitely whether it brings a strong sense of emotion in the viewer, whatever the emotion may be, that is my favorite aspect of art.
Do you have any advice for someone who just picked up a camera for the first time?
For someone who is just picking up a camera, I suggest that you have fun and experiment with different styles of photography as much as possible.
Do you have a favorite piece in your UGallery portfolio?
I don’t personally have a favorite piece in my UGallery portfolio, I just hope whomever checks out my art likes it!
What is one word to describe your art?
One word to describe my art has to be expressive.
Do you have any favorite UGallery artists?
I don’t currently have a favorite UGallery artist, but I always see a bunch of intriguing art whenever I spend time on the website.
What do you want people to know about you or your art?
I guess I just want people to know about me/my art that I don’t have multiple years of experience; I just found something that I love. I found photography a couple years ago and pursued it to the extent of attending Long Island High School for the Arts, where I will be attending my senior year in the fall and then continuing to a college of the arts. Nevertheless, no matter how much experience I have, I just found it to be a perfect form of expression. I love it.