For a few years now I’ve maintained separate blogs for my printing business (the blog name was The Paper Chase) and my photography. A few months ago I morphed the photography blog into this one. I’ve been wrestling with how best to go forward with the other and I’ve finally made a decision – everything will be consolidated here on 56×56. The multiple blogs only resulted in confusion for readers and extra work for myself. The Paper Chase will live on going forward as a category here on 56×56 as well as in my selecting writings on printing. So, here we go!
One of the main topics on The Paper Chase was providing updates on exhibitions and other news relating to Nickelson Edition clients. Since The Paper Chase is no more, I thought I would summarize a few of the recent posts that are no longer available as they pertain to current exhibitions.
Okay, onto the client shows! I just mentioned UMMA’s Photo National 2011 in the previous post here, but you can find Sarah Szwajkos a few other places right now, too, including Smith College in Massachusetts:
You can see Lynn Karlin’s gorgeous work in a few places right now, too. In addition to a number of pieces at Sweet Pea Gardens in Surry, Maine, you can find her Pedestal Series work at the joint “From the Garden to the Kitchen”exhibits between the Stonewall Kitchen Gardens and the George Marshall Store Gallery in York. The Stonewall Kitchens exhibit includes large-scale replications of the artists work in the Stonewall Kitchen gardens, and planting is designed to complement the art pieces. The gardens are expected to be open for viewing by mid-June and in full bloom by mid-July. A celebration will be held July 14th. You can find photos of the installation (there are pretty cool!) on a posting by one of her galleries in Hammertown, NY.
NE client Thomas Birtwistle and 3 other photographers are featured in a new show at the new Common Street Gallery in Waterville, which runs until August 17th. It looks like an interesting show and I’ll hopefully be able to make it over there this summer to check out the show, and gallery, in person.
NE client Peter Ralston recently opened his new gallery, located in Rockport Harbor in the location where Tim Whelan’s bookstore used to sit. The space looks great – congrats Peter!
Just a quick note that I’m starting an opt-in only email list – you can sign up for it here. I’ll send out notes about once a month with news about my photography, links to articles, previews of new work, and special offers for subscribers. I’d love for you to sign up if you are interested!
That is the name of the week-long workshop at Maine Media Workshops that I’m starting tomorrow. I’m a sucker for a good name – I even took a constitutional law course in law school entitled “Love and Death” in an homage to the Woody Allen movie. (The subject, incidentally, was gay marriage, right to die, and abortion. )
I’m incredibly excited about the opportunity to take this course and in particular taking it with Todd Hido, a photographer whose work I greatly respect. As you may have guessed, it is about night photography – a genre I’ve been itching to start trying. I’ll tell everyone all about it in a little over a week!
And, finally, a new image of mine that was taken in broad daylight but reminds me a bit of the dark night (a bit like Caponigro’s universe apple if you’ve seen that). Bonus points to anyone who knows where this is…
I thought it might be interesting to select and post my favorite photographs from 2009. With one Rocky Mountain-derived exception, they are all from Maine. I believe that 2009 represented a significant step forward in my photography in all aspects, and I’m optimistic that 2010 will be even better. Without further ado, here are my favorites from the year – please feel free to comment if you have your own favorites from this list! And best wishes to everyone for a wonderful 2010!
I’ve just completed another big update of the galleries of my website. I’ve added three new galleries – a Favorites Gallery, a Flora Gallery, and an Other New England Gallery (which, at this point, includes CT and NH). The Favorites gallery will be my current favorite images – not necessarily the best sellers or the ones that others like best, but the ones that are my personal favorites as images. Over time new images will certainly kick some of these out, but as of the end of 2009, this is what I see as my best.
I’ve also added Portland, Maine images to my Cityscapes Gallery. Next up – winter images! I will hopefully be photographing quite a bit over the next few months and the Maine winter should obviously provide me many opportunities for winter photographs.
Today I’ve updated the Gallery of my website with quite a bit of new work. I’ve added two new sections – Maine Mountains & Lakes (as I venture further away from the coast) and Colorado (from a short trip this September). I’ve also added new work to the Acadia and Maine Coast galleries. Take a look and let me know what you think!
As a teaser, here are two of the new images – one from Baxter State Park in Maine and one from Colorado.
I’ve just uploaded new images from Cape Cod onto my website. These images were actually taken last summer – we only had about 3 days where I could photograph and I am very pleased with the results. We had some spectacular light. Most of the shots were taken either at First Encounter Beach or the Fort Hill/Nauset Marsh area.
Let me know in the comments if you have any favorites. A few selections are below:
I was ecstatic to learn at the opening of the Maine Photography Show 2009 that my image Moonrise, Penobscot Bay was awarded First Place in the Color Category and Best in Show! You can find news stories about the show in the Maine Sunday Telegram, among other locations. See the previous post for a large copy of the image…
The Maine Photography Show is up through this weekend in Boothbay Harbor.
I’ve just completed a major overhaul of my photography website. Some of the photographs are the same as before, but I’ve focused the website on my current work. Almost all of the images are from the last few years (and thus in square format). I should have new galleries up soon – flora, Cape Cod, Inland Maine, and more cityscapes are all in work. Please tell me if you see any problems with the website or have any suggestions. Enjoy!