My First ShowJuly 1st, 2010 at 22:05
Over the past several months, I have really stepped up my photography to a serious level. In that time, I’ve been dabbling in landscape, portrait, music, journalistic, and model photography. Recently, though, I had the opportunity to be a part of a show put on by Music Ecology. Each month, they put on a Visual Enlightenment party at the Wonder Bar in Allston, MA.
I was one of six artists that were selected to have our artwork hang in the bar during the month of July. On the right above, you can see the layout I chose to go with and clicking on the image will link to a gallery where you can see larger versions of photographs.
I chose to have a couple of themes run through the display. At the top are two fall images from northern New York. In the center is a photograph (featured) of the New England Holocaust Memorial where a person’s face (my friend Justin Kwan) stands as the backdrop to the ID numbers given to prisoners in the concentration camps. On the right are a couple of animal photographs with very narrow depth of field, bringing extreme sharpness to the faces of the sparrow and turtle.
The smaller photographs arrayed around the main centerpiece include a lead crystal car sitting on a reflective black tile. On the top left (featured), Scott Strazzullo plays his guitar during the Songwriters’ Night at All Asia Bar in Cambridge1. On the top right, a 15-minute exposure (with the help of an ND400 filter) of one of my company’s week’s-end “workshops”. On each side in the middle are book pictures. To the left, the Bible, Square, and Compasses of my mother lodge, Mt. Horeb. To the right, a book of magic tricks turned to a page showing a coin trick.
The bottom three are of special interest to me, and I’ve singled out one to the left here. All three are of the Champlain Bridge, also known as the Crown Point Bridge. Or, rather, they were. As I mentioned in my earlier post, the bridge was demolished on December 28, 2009. The photograph on the left shows the bridge as it was on the somber morning of its demolition. The center (featured) and right photos show the deconstruction and ruins left behind by its demolition. This weekend, I’m going to be back up in New York and plan to extend the series, getting additional photographs of the deconstruction and re-construction process.
All in all, the staff at Wonder Bar were great and very accommodating to my layout whims. I really want to thank them, Music Ecology, and Polina Volchek in particular for organizing it. All of the my prints are on sale as are several of the other artists on display there. If you are interested in purchasing a print, you can do so either through my online gallery or by emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.