Meet the Artist: Interview with painter Anesti Duka

NY Elite: Tell us about yourself and your career beginnings. My name is Anesti Duka and I am an artist from Tirana, Albania. I am currently an art professor. My profession is an artist painter. I am graduated in the University of Arts of Albania for monumental painting. I always create on my free time,…

Another success for singer pianist Vlashent Sata in New York

Following his success in Europe, Vlashent Sata had another memorable performance in New York. Born in 1983 in Tirana, Vlashent Sata is a Albanian-French singer-song writer, author, composer and performer. Vlashent started his singing career very early at the age of 5. At the age of 6, he started to learn the piano, encouraged by…

Director Mentor Spahiu’s “The War” film praised at Berlinale

Mentor Spahiu is an accomplished award-winning filmmaker. His thought-provoking films have received awards and nominations in reputable film festivals around the world. Currently, he is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Plisi Film, co-founded by Mentor Spahiu and Izet Morina in 2012 in Prizren, Kosovo. Director, writer Mentor Spahiu was born in Kosovo in 1988. He…

NADGE: Reaching astonishing new heights with creative photography

NADGE (Jan Serrano) is a talented photographer based in Singapore. NADGE’s pursuit of astonishing photography has taken him around the world, capturing majestic, epic and bold moments. In an exclusive interview for NY Elite NADGE talks about what inspires his passion for photography and some of his adventures around the world. 

“An Act of Dog” Documentary to air on PBS this fall

Mark Barone, a narrative artist for over 35 years, has received numerous prestigious grants and awards for artistic excellence and his work exhibited nationally and internationally. He has impacted the Arts dramatically throughout his acclaimed career and in late 2017, Mark’s art for advocacy work will be featured in an upcoming PBS documentary!

Meet the Author: Interview with Margaritë Camaj

Margaritë Camaj, also known as Magi, grew up in the Bronx, New York, but has Albanian roots that go deep into her being. She is a New York State Attorney. Her passion is music and words, which is why she loves songwriting and Entertainment Law. Magi is an Author of 7 self-published works of literature and…

Meet the Model: Interview with Yuliya Bratnichenko

Yuliya Bratnichenko is an award-winning Ukrainian model, who started getting into fashion at a very young age. She has been featured in many magazines and loves to express herself in her own unique style. In the following interview Yuliya talks about her passions, what beauty and fashion mean to her and her career highlights. 

Xhustin Kristian: Great actor turned film director

Actor Xhustin Kristian caught the attention of directors for his great acting skills and natural ability to portray the characters. As a trained actor he knows how to bring dimension, depth and emotion to the character he plays. Now he is on his path to success as a director and filmmaker. With the premiere of…

Interview with remarkable author and poet Veneta Çallpani

Veneta Çallpani is an Albanian-American writer born in Bajram Curri, Tropoje, Albania. After publishing her first book at the early age of thirteen, Ms. Çallpani went on to write and publish three more books over the next six years. Following two years of study at the Technical University of Medical Sciences in Tirana, she moved…

Top Designer Paul Vasileff bringing high fashion with a refined taste

Paul Vasileff is one of the top designers who has made a name world-wide for his elegant high fashion label “Paolo Sebastian“. A firm favorite on both the runway and red carpet, Paolo Sebastian specialists in couture tailored to accentuate the beauty of the individual. The 2007 launch of the first Paolo Sebastian collection marked…

Donika Del Rio captures stunning pictures documenting life

Donika Del Rio is a talented photographer based in Long Island, New York. Her photography work specializes in  Family, Newborn, and Portrait photography. Donika’s work centers on portraying emotions through artistic portraits that play with light and nature. Each captured photo draws you in the artistic interpretations of everyday life or memories. Her work is real, often…

Meet the artist: Interview with painter Moselle Kleiner

Moselle Kleiner is an extremely talented young artist, currently a senior at the Ramaz Upper School, where she devotes most of her extracurricular hours to the arts. Her artistic work fuses scholarship with experimentation, drawing on the oeuvres of artists from de Kooning to Schiele to Julia Margaret Cameron. Upon entering 9th grade, she was…

Meet the artist: Interview with painter Nancy Pedneault

Nancy Pedneault is a health and safety advisor from Montreal, Quebec. She has a passion for art and painting. “Painting is my way to relax after a long day of work. Mixing Colors together and to see the final product on a canvas makes me happy,” said Nancy for NY Elite. In the following interview…

Beautiful works by the talented contemporary artist Matt Talbert

Matt Talbert is an extremely talented contemporary artist, who is widely known for his creative masterpieces of oil on aluminum and on linen. Matt is a contemporary oil painter living in Orange County, California.  While he grew up at the beach, he attributes much of his artistic development to his years spent in New York City.  Working in the…