by Ken Giustino
This month’s cover, by Dalton Portella, is of the Jetty with model Hailey in a wedding dress…appearing to be an angel blending into the landscape. Many of his works seem to be where humans meet nature. Some are showing a negative impact & some show the beauty, blending with nature creating a magical result. When you have time you must go to Dalton’s website (www.daltonportella.com). You will be mesmerized by is incredible work.
Dalton is a Montauk resident artist, musician, photographer, clothing designer, and surfer. He is an artist who has evolved over the years utilizing numerous media, styles, and genre. Presently, his band, The Bastards of Boom, perform mostly his own original pieces…a combination of Brazilian, Hard Rock, and Middle Eastern styles. When creating his art, Dalton connects or layers multiple elements. He is inspired by the places he’s been as well as his emotions, and through his art he wants to provoke thought and emotion in the viewer.