Friends, Models, and Colleagues:
Edward Giobbi (1926 - ) - Artist
Edward Giobbi is one of the county's most respected and talented artists, who is known
most recently for his large-scale oil paintings. Giobbi emerged from the Art Students
League in Manhattan in the mid-1950's. While he recapitulated the ideas of the major figures
of early 20th-century art, he used these influences in inventive ways. Giobbi's art then
takes a different turn. It becomes more intellectual and formal and is rooted in two 20th-century
movements that flowered almost simultaneously: Cubism and Futurism. He is a longtime resident
of Katonah, where he lives on a small farm with his wife of nearly 50 years, Ellie.
Slim Aarons (1916 2006) - Photographer
Born George Allen Aarons was an American photographer noted for photographing socialites,
jet-setters and celebrities. At 18 years old, Aarons enlisted in the U.S. Army, working
as a photographer at West Point and later serving as a combat photographer in World War
II and earning a Purple Heart. Aarons said that combat had taught him that the only beach
worth landing on was "decorated with beautiful, seminude girls tanning in a tranquil
Aarons made his career out of what he called "photographing attractive people doing
attractive things in attractive places." "I knew everyone," he said in
an interview with The (London) Independent in 2002. "They would invite me to one
of their parties because they knew I wouldn't hurt them. I was one of them." Alfred
Hitchcock's film, Rear Window, whose main character is a photographer played by Jimmy
Stewart, is set in an apartment reputed to be based on Aarons apartment.
Andrzej Krakowski Filmmaker; MCA Chair, Film & Video (Production)
The City College of New York
Andrzej Krakowski was born in Poland in 1946 and received his education at the Polish
Film School in Lodz, where he studied theater and film directing. Before leaving Poland
in 1968, he was also known as a promising poet, writer and a cartoonist. After being sent
to Hollywood on a six-month scholarship, he was stripped by the Polish authorities of
his citizenship and declared a persona-non-grata in his native country.
In Los Angeles he attended the American Film Institute, where among his classmates he
counts: David Lynch, Terrence Malick and Paul Schrader. Over the last three decades, Mr.
Krakowski wrote, directed and/or produced over 30 feature films and TV movies for major
studios and TV networks. Some of his more memorable projects are: TRIUMPH OF THE SPIRIT,
with Willem Dafoe and Edward James Olmos, EMINENT DOMAIN, starring Donald Sutherland and
Ann Archer, Managua, with Louis Gossett Jr., Michael Moriarty and Assumpta Serna, TIDES
OF WAR, with Ernest Borgnine and David Soul, and PORTRAIT OF A HITMAN, starring Jack Palance
and Rod Steiger. His feature production, based on a popular series of comic books, CAMPFIRE
STORIES, has been shown on Showtime in May 2003 and sold theatrically all over the world.
His docu-drama FAREWELL TO MY COUNTRY, was released theatrically to critical acclaim in
November 2002 and shown in several countries. His most recent production, LOOKING FOR
PALLADIN, with Ben Gazzara, Talia Shire, David Moscow, Vinny Pastore and an international
cast was filmed in Guatemala in 2006 and is scheduled for release in 2007. Mr. Krakowski
lives in Katonah, NY, with his wife, Majka, and son, Adam.
Vincent Pastore Actor
Vincent Pastore is a former bar owner from New Rochelle, New York. He discovered acting
late in life (at the insistence of Matt Dillon and his brother Kevin) and it has become
his calling. Vinnie appeared in several movies including "Revolver", "Gotti",
"This Thing of Ours", "Mickey Blue Eyes", "Goodfellas",
"Mafia", "The Jerky Boys", "Made" and "Two Family House"
(to name a few). He is also a familiar face on television. Besides playing the character,
Big Pussy Bompensero, on "The Sopranos", Vinny has also made television appearances
on "Queens Supreme", NBC's "Ed", "Witness to the Mob", "Gotti",
"Law & Order", the Soap Opera, "One Life to Live", "Americas
Most Wanted", and "Vegas".
Kat Love Model
Kat is one of the most amazing freelance, non-commercial, nude models in the world. She
has worked with some of the top photographers in the US, UK, and EU. Her work has appeared
in numerous books and magazines. Kat rejects commercial modeling and states, They
are one of the many types of powerful pawns within the capitalist system. Kat epitomizes
the essence of uninhibited sensuality in her modeling and believes, in art, the
human figure is seen as beautiful and not necessarily as an object of shame or sex. My
work is not an exploitation of nudity or exhibitionism but is rather a statement against
society's illusion of shame when it comes to nudity.