Larry Groff interviews painter Stephen Magsig, whose urban landscape paintings "have a more naturalistic color, space and light than what you often see with photorealism."
Interestingly Magsig, who paints New York City storefronts and urban views of Detroit, details how he uses digitized photos, viewed on a computer, as part of his studio practice. Magsig notes: "I like using the screen as it has so much information, I can enlarge the image for more detail, lighten the shadows to see what is there. I find it gives me more information to use as I want. I use the screen as if I was looking at the scene to simplify and adjust to my liking."