My photo, “Can’t Wait” was chosen as a Gold Selection winner for the North Valley Art League International Juried Photography Show, which opens Tuesday, April 29, 2014. It is an honor to be chosen but the hard part is still ahead of me – writing an Artist Statement! I’ll try to do my best with that but, as anyone who has spent much time reading this blog can attest, I ain’t no writer. 🙂
Still, it’s always fun to be chosen and I like the process of getting a print ready and shipping it out. I have been using Digital Silver Imaging for my black and white printing. I like the archival qualities of the traditional silver gelatin prints for any B&W image that I intend to put up for sell. Plus they do a great job of matting and framing. I did buy some equipment earlier in the year with the intention of making my own mats and frames but it’s rare that I am in a “crafty” mood to take on such a task. Unless I really need a weird size, I think I’ll leave up to the professionals.
As for the image, it is a rare shot for me. I don’t normally do architecture photography and certainly not modern architecture. I do like to shoot abstracts and I would put this in that category as I feel the abstract elements overtake any architectural elements. Or maybe not. That’s the beauty of my work, I think one way and shoot another, with an end result usually going another way.