Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My Best of 2012

POTY: Big Bad Wolf
2012 saw many changes in my artistic life.  The single biggest change, of course, was my admission as a resident artist at the Bakehouse.  Being a resident artist means many things, not the least of which is that I've been vetted by other artists who have found something in my work worthwhile. For someone without the benefit of either a BFA or gallery representation, this is very significant. It has also meant much more exposure as my work has been on exhibit in various parts throughout Miami ever since.  It has also had an unanticipated side-effect: I now shoot much more than I used to.

In 2011 I took about 7,000 photos; in 2012 that number has climbed to over 15,000.  For over ten years now I've always tried to carry a camera wherever I go whenever possible. Only once, though, did I break 10,000 photos in one year.  What's also fascinating is that two-thirds of the photos are in the second half of the year, after I was accepted into the Bakehouse.  The lesson is clear: being in the Bakehouse has meant that I take many more photos because I'm always on the lookout for new material.  At least, well, that's the lesson I've drawn. [read more after the break]

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Holidays

Radio City Music Hall decked out for Christmas

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Festive Festivus, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Natal, Joyeux Noel, Good Kwanza, Happy New Year.  Did I leave anyone out?

Seriously, enjoy the holidays (and yes, there are more than just the one), keep your loved ones close, and look to what unites us rather than what divides us.  We are all one people, one race, one species and stewards of one world.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Update on Paris, Je T'Aime

Well, the show went of smoothly and beautifully.  Sasha and the staff at The Stage Miami were extremely helpful and professional.  I lucked out that evening as there were two other events happening at the same time so there were plenty of people in attendance and a really great band playing as well.

I had eleven images printed by Sam at  He does the printing himself and it definitely shows as each print was stunningly beautiful, IMHO.  They were printed on 30x20 inch sheets of aluminum without a white base coat so that anything that was white in the image would appear aluminum colored.  They were just great even though I could only hang seven owing to space.  As an aside, I will have two from this series exhibited this coming Wednesday at the Gallery at Southpointe and then six at a Christmas Event on Friday.

The images, along with six others, are also included in my gallery Paris, Je T'Aime on my website and are available for purchase in true black and white paper prints in sizes ranging from 8x12 to 20x30 inches and prices from $75 to $325.  For readers of my blog and people on my mailing list, though, these prints are available for a limited time only with a 15% discount by inputing the coupon code 20121208 when prompted at time of purchase.

It's remarkable that I'm still dwelling on Paris given that my trip to Europe also involved three days in London and also that I've been to New York (again) since then.  Still, as I said in the previous post, Paris gets under your skin and stays with you like a lover.

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