Had great fun (and not a little work) this weekend hosting a Pop-up Gallery show of my photographs and my mother’s paintings at Contra Studios in Chelsea. the pivot of the show was a set of 4 images you can see if you look quickly in the video (around the 20-second mark): a snowy photo of mine and my mother’s painting of it and a painting my mother did of some marsh grass in New Jersey and a photograph I took without knowing about hers, which nevertheless has a striking resemblance.
Also in attendance was a large group of my former classmates from PS 198’s class of 1968. I brought our middle school yearbooks, our class photo and set up a screen running a continuous loop of images I shot for the yearbooks back then, our 50th reunion get-together and some random shots around New York in those days. Most of the pictures here are of these friends and were shot by Peter Calvert, a professional artist and/or his wife Suzanne who is a stained glass artist – many thanks Peter and Suzanne!
I also set up an iMac to run loops of slide shows of my street photography set to music which you can see very briefly right at the end of the video (and hear in the background).
Also appearing, a surprise visit from my workshop friend Markus John from Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb‘s Finding Your Vision workshop last Spring, in NY on a brief trip from Germany.
(Click any picture to see them all enlarged and a few captions.)
I’d also like to thank numerous other friends who stopped by: Frank Burrows, Joe Silver, Gary Shoemaker and Kathleen Chan, Laura Tietjen and Steve Moore, Wayne Parsons and others and my mothers friends from her painting class, her quilting group and her neighbors who were very gracious in their appraisal of the show.
This is a marvelous 25-minute video on preparing for a portrait shoot by Sean Tucker. Even for non-photographers I think it brims with warmth and humanity.
Here’s a video slide show I put together for the Hakker Short Film Festival (http://hsff.wordpress.com/) last weekend:
Best if you full screen it in HD…
I’ve mentioned before how the Nex-7 records video unintentionally all the time. Here’s a great lucky example. When I went to take some pictures of these entertainers I discovered I’d been shooting video of them. After editing out several minutes of waiting on the platform I was left with this, followed by a few still images.
Going through some old files and came upon this, which I’m not sure I ever posted. It’s a short video of images from my show, Camera Obscura from last June at the Jadite Galleries in New York, showing the images from the show set to the music of John Coltrane.
Thanks to Heidi Anne Morris for posting this on Google+. A few simple suggestions for better pictures that I can heartily recommend.
Prepared for the Hakker Short Film Festival which benefits cancer research; founded by my friend Howard Krulewitz.
Warning! – large file – you may need to wait a while for it to download and play. I also strongly recommend you click the TV screen icon in the lower right to view full screen.
Here’s a look at my entry into the Hakker Short Film Festival shown last Sunday at the Alibi Lounge on MacDougal Street:
I have yet to hear how the judges found my work but I have a hint I won some prize or other (either the prix d’or or the door prize).
The festival was the brainchild of Howard Krulewitz, a former colleague of mine, to inspire people to engage in their creative pursuits as well as to benefit cancer research