Today, entrepreneurship guru Aaron Sylvan takes us into his Upper West Side NYC apartment to peek at his 8" x 10" Kirk Mastin print.
We recently shipped our 100th 8" x 10" Mastin, a milestone we're very proud of. At Nuru Project, we're trying to turn the art world status quo, that value is created through scarcity, on its head. By selling more prints, we can raise more money for causes. We believe VOLUME = IMPACT.
*TO CELEBRATE THE OCCASSION, WE'VE DISCOUNTED KIRK MASTIN'S PRINT 20%THROUGH MIDNIGHT EST FRIDAY!*
Don't miss your chance to join the growing community of folks who've supported a cause through bringing Kirk's work into their home...
My name is Aaron Sylvan. I help early stage companies to build out their technologies and present themselves in an investor friendly way. I'm currently writing a book about the entrepreneurship world called Lemonade Heroes.
How'd you come across Nuru Project and why'd you pick Kirk's print?
I first encountered Nuru Project at the 2012 TED Conference.
There were two Nuru prints that really stood out to me. Fortunately, my girlfriend (shown in the photo with Aaron on his shelf) got one and I got the other. She got Espen Rasmussen's print of hundreds of worshippers praying on the site of their former mosque after the earthquake in Balakot, Pakistan. I got Kirk Mastin's print of a solitary figure with her back to the camera, wading in the ocean.
We both agreed that we liked the emotional impact and meaning of the hundreds of individuals if you know what it's a picture of, whereas the woman in the waves, I liked a tiny bit more because you don't have to know what it is to be touched by it.
And you're a photographer yourself?
I've been taking pictures all my life, mainly travel, architecture, and portraits. As a photographer, I'm generally loathe to put another photographer's work in my home, but the Nuru pieces are so striking. I've got mine proudly displayed.