An Image From Somewhere
with Anthony Scarlati & Casey Renee Le’Vasseur
The art of storytelling comes alive as a Photographer and a Writer get together to explore the unlikely stories behind the photos. What they discover about the human condition and themselves is full of surprises, inspirations and entertainment. Each week your hosts Anthony Scarlati and Casey Renee Le’Vasseur dissect a new photo and make new discoveries about themselves, the world around them and the rich history of storytelling.
Anthony Scarlati is a fine art portrait photographer and photojournalist known for his soulful and thought-provoking images. A native of Chicago, he has spent more than twenty years working in the entertainment industries. There is an underlying philosophy that is apparent in each image and central to his work — to capture and preserve, as only pictures can, the essence of a moment — that defining thought or feeling that spans languages, cultures, species, and time. Anthony’s talent is revealed in his ability to capture the true, natural and authentic beauty of his subjects. As he was inspired by his grandfather, he listened to his calling and through patience and understanding, has been able to develop his unique talent to capture the soul of the moment.”
Now making his home in Middle Tennessee, Anthony is currently a contributing photographer for Nashville Arts Magazine and Living Blues Magazine. Recent projects include working with music artists such as Marty Stuart, Steve Winwood, Take 6, Jeffrey Steele, Keb Mo, Terry McBride, B.B. King, Chicago (the band), Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Mark Volman of the Turtles and 2009 Hippy Fest Tour, Vince Gill, Larry Carlton, and Steve Cropper along with providing photos for various media, CD and website projects. Additional publication credits include BMI Music World, Jazz Times, Bass Player Magazine, Country Music Weekly and People.com.
Anthony has built a credible and intriguing portfolio. His photos are original and artistic, creative and compelling. He is available for commercial and private shoots, where his ability to create a unique experience is, in his own words, The split second in time only I can see.
Los Angeles born Casey Renee Le’Vasseur began her love affair with words studying and memorizing lyrics from her favorite bands. Growing up watching her father, songwriter Jeffrey Steele, perform in night clubs and bars she was naturally drawn to music, but it was the lyrics that spoke to her. It was words, again, that initially drew her to film. She would spend free time watching old movies, studying and analyzing her favorite lines. She eventually put pen to paper, filling stacks of composition notebooks with teenage angst and creating quirky and slightly deranged short stories for her friends and family. Her passion for writing and film lead her to a degree in Cinema Arts from California State University, at Northridge.
In late 2011, Le’Vasseur released her debut novel, Silence & Noise: one girl’s journey into insanity, a coming of age story about a girl’s struggle with mental illness. She is an advocate for mental health awareness and has made it her mission to use her writing as a tool to help break down the negative stigma clouding mental illness. The topic of mental health is ever present in her works and serves as constant inspiration for her strong, courageous, and inquisitive characters.
In early 2015, Le’Vasseur launched Wander, a short story podcast about the human condition.
She is currently biting off more than she can chew; managing a band, running a creative agency with her husband, and coordinating charitable ventures in Nashville, TN.