VISUAL ART 

"I Miss..." is a collaborative art piece created and curated by Sam Mackey that highlights what people selfishly miss most about their normal lives during the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020. Contributors submitted their entries in their own handwriting, where they were then compiled in a collaged, journalistic style. Through these entries, themes were established as multiple people shared similar points, emphasizing that they are crucial parts of the collective human experience. This project was created as a method of validating our own feelings of sadness, stating that people are allowed to be upset about their personal misfortunes while still simultaneously caring about the greater issue. 

"I Miss" pandemic collaborative art piece by Sam Mackey artist photographer diy aesthetic
Art by Sam Mackey collaborative artwork about 2020 covid-19 pandemic
2020 pandemic collaborative art piece by sam mackey artist photographer

Mural created for The Times Union Center in Albany, NY by Sam Mackey 

Displayed in the New York State capital's largest concert and event venue

Times Union Center Mural in Albany New York designed by artist photographer Sam Mackey. Sam Mackey artist desings MVP arena mural with albany new york capital skyline.

Phoebe Bridgers- Punisher 

Illustrations for tracks on Phoebe Bridgers' album "Punisher" 

Taylor Swift- Folklore & Evermore 

Illustrations for songs on Taylor Swift's most recent albums

Portraits

WRITING SAMPLES

MUSIC

ARTIST FEATURE

Photography and Review

A Conversation with Evan Melada: https://www.purenowhere.com/blog/everything-was-daydreaming-a-conversation-with-emerging-musician-evan-melada

MUSIC REVIEWS 

Ok Moon: https://www.purenowhere.com/blog/2019/9/8/ok-moon

Lunar Vacation: https://www.purenowhere.com/blog/2018/9/20/v6t23i19uodu948ngxnyd7xzgk0xj9?rq=lunar%20vacation

Calpurnia: https://www.purenowhere.com/blog/2018/10/4/calpurnia-summertime-nostalgia-amp-old-souls

Small Forward: https://www.purenowhere.com/blog/smallforward-kind-of-funny/tearjerker?rq=tearjerker

Omar Apollo: https://www.purenowhere.com/blog/2019/3/3/omar-apollo-troubledashamed?rq=omar

Bay Faction: https://www.purenowhere.com/blog/2018/12/14/bay-faction-florida-guilt?rq=florida%20guilt

CONCERT COVERAGE

Photography and Review

Banks: https://www.purenowhere.com/blog/2019/9/12/banks-brooklyn-steel

Houndmouth: https://seafoaming.com/2018/07/05/houndmouth-upstate-concert-hall-ny/

Vacationer: https://seafoaming.com/2018/08/07/vacationer-music-hall-of-williamsburg/

FEATURE WRITING

TRAVEL 

AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE NEIGHBORHOOD- FLUSHING, QUEENS:

https://exampleset52775826.wordpress.com/2019/12/05/around-the-world-in-one-neighborhood-flushing-queens/

SEASONAL

MAKING THANKSGIVING WORK, NO MATTER YOUR SITUATION:

https://exampleset52775826.wordpress.com/2019/12/05/making-thanksgiving-work-no-matter-your-situation/

TREND 

THE REBIRTH OF VINYL RECORDS:

https://exampleset52775826.wordpress.com/2019/04/02/the-rebirth-of-vinyl-records-a-modern-spin-on-the-traditional-music-platform/

PROFILE

KYLA WYLLIE, CREATOR OF PURE NOWHERE MAGAZINE:

https://exampleset52775826.wordpress.com/2019/04/30/kyla-wyllie-creator-of-pure-nowhere-magazine/

HOW-TO 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A MUSIC FESTIVAL:

https://spark.adobe.com/page/7HuXQ64uWg5cD/