Saturday, May 23, 2009
So, the commissioned portraits for the Art Alliance of Pasadena are finally on exhibit at the Armory. The show was a fundraiser that helped to raise money for over two-dozen organizations that include the Armory and other arts based organizations. The show was a great success, and includes the long awaited viewing of the final image I produced with Skip's car from Craigslist. I worked with two different patrons, and ended up with two successful pieces, that I am finally posting, after who knows how much time! Have a look.
After a few days in S.F., I was off to New York to visit, yet more old friends, and check out some some great photography. Right now, the photo exhibit at MOMA is amazing!! I tried to visit the Center for Photography, but it was closed to hang their next show. This ended up working out just fine, when I realized that there was a great show just up the street. My friend Erica and I hit the MOMA for the free entry time, and couldn't have been more pleased. The show had images from all the greats, people like: Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, John Baldessari, Edward Weston, and many more. One person that really stood out for me was Joel Sternfeld, a photographer whose name I've known, but not had so much knowledge of. The prints were incredibly rich with color, and his palettes were slightly haunting and beyond beautiful. After looking up a little info about him, I was not surprised to find that he was one of the forerunners of putting color photography on the map as a serious medium. Anyhow, if you are in New York anytime from now until, June 2, you should definitely go!
So, I have been away for a while, and this is a sample of what happened while I was gone.
First I stopped off in San Francisco to visit some old pals, and also photograph my friends Amanda and Sonny's wedding. This was the first wedding I've shot, and I have to say it was a lot of work, but surprisingly fun as well. It's fun to go to a friends wedding and to have a purpose. Anyhow, luckily I didn't rely on good weather, as the wedding was supposed be outside, but it ended up pouring rain. The wedding got moved to the inside venue, and I brought the back up canon speedlight 580ex along with a quantum battery. I was really hoping for natural light, but this ended up working just fine.