Grape Soda Studios

Plinio Pinto is an Orlando-based artist who I first met when he submitted his work to a visual art show I was curating and producing for The Florida Music Festival called Rock Walk. His work quickly became my favorite music-themed art I'd seen in years; it jumped off the page at me as I fell in love with his perception and attention to detail. I even have the 3-piece rocker chicks triptyk (see below) hanging in my house. Plinio does a hell of a lot more than just music-themed work though, and he also happens to be a stand-up dude. Here's just a taste of what his portfolio is like... cricci_lowdavegrohlrockchicks

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Recently, he decided to explore a new style and capture it within his "local series" - portraits of Orlando folks involved in the local art, music & cultural scene, handpicked by Plinio. I'm honored to be a part of this project.

In Progress:

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Final Portrait:

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Plinio has been a regular artistic contributer to local publications such as the Orlando Weekly, and also specializes in photography and graphic design. Yeah, he's pretty much awesome!

More: http://grapesodastudio.com/

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmpinto/