Monthly Archives: February 2014

Talk and Slideshow – Stories of the Street

I’ll be giving a talk and slideshow at the monthly Group f/5.6 meeting on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the East Shore Unitarian Church. The talk will not only discuss the images in my Stories of the Street Exhibition, but will also describe the evolution of my artistic vision. It will detail some of my methods for photographing, editing, processing and printing my work. Everyone is welcome and will be able to view the prints in my exhibition before and after the talk in the adjacent Clarridge Gallery, located in the office/bookstore of East Shore Unitarian Church at 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, Washington 98005.

If there’s one thing photographers must never, ever do, it is to show their contact sheets or to display them in public. One must never show one’s contact sheets because they may prove too revealing, because wrong conclusions could be made and perhaps, and even worse, correct ones.

—  Elliott Erwitt from the the DVD series Contacts

 
2009-06-23 Contact Sheet 5

NYC 2009-06-23 Images 145-181

Artist Trust 2014 Benefit Art Auction

The Artist Trust 2014 Benefit Art Auction will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Fischer Pavilion in the Seattle Center. This gala event will include a champagne reception, silent auction, delicious dinner, live auction with Laura Michalek, and entertainment by Mandy Greer, Jessika Kenney and Eyvind Kang.

A catalog of all of the donated art is available online, and I’m delight to be included in the auction for a third year with a print of my award-winning image Girl at the Abastos Market, Oaxaca.

Girl at the Abastos Market, Oaxaca
Girl at the Abastos Market, Oaxaca – Limited Edition, 24 by 18 inches, matted and framed.

Artist Trust is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting artists in Washington State. They provide opportunities artists working in all disciplines with funding in the form of grants and awards. They also offer career training to launch and sustain successful careers through a variety of professional development programs, seminars, workshops and other events. Their website and Seattle office are a wonderful source of information for artists, including opportunities for residencies and calls for art, as well as resources on healthcare, legal issues and other programs for artist. The Artist Trust Community Report details their annual expenses and income and indicates that nearly one-quarter of their budget of over $1 million is from their annual art auction.

I first became involved with Artist Trust in 2008 when I was selected for their EDGE Professional Development Program. This intensive program not only helped me learn necessary skills for the business side of art, but it also resulted in wonderful friendships and collaborations with my cohorts in the program. It’s easy to understand why Artist Trust is one of my favorite organization to support.

Update: February 24, 2014
The 2014 Artist Trust Benefit Auction last Saturday raised over $380,000, with proceeds going to support Artist Trust grants, career training and resources for artists throughout Washington State. Well done!

Lenscratch Kiss Exhibition & Valentine’s Day

I’m glad to be included in Aline Smithson’s Lenscratch Kiss Exhibition with my image from Stazione Mergellina in Naples, Italy. Valentine’s Day prompted me to compile a collection of some candid images of couples that I’ve photographed over the past few years.

Stazione Mergellina, Naples
Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City
Boulevard Saint Germain
Piccadilly Line near Leicester Square, London
Metro Line 7 near Les Halles, Paris
Parc du Champ de Mars, Paris
Metro Line 4 near Château d'Eau, Paris
Outside the Metropolitan Museum, Manhattan
Linha 2 at Klabin, São Paulo

Stazione Mergellina, Naples

Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City

Boulevard Saint Germain

Piccadilly Line near Leicester Square, London

Metro Line 7 near Les Halles, Paris

Parc du Champ de Mars, Paris

Metro Line 4 near Château d'Eau, Paris

Outside the Metropolitan Museum, Manhattan

Linha 2 at Klabin, São Paulo