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David Strawn Extended

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As promised, here is an extended composite panorama of my David Strawn opening.  And don’t worry, more people attended the opening than you see here.  I was too busy talking with guests to take these shots before the end of the night.  I swear!

Also, I want to take a quick moment to wish everyone a very happy holiday season.  It’s been a phenomenal year, and I can’t wait to see what 2011 brings us.  I’m taking advantage of a few quiet weeks to rest, reorganize myself (which will hopefully lead to new blog posts), and prepare for some exciting changes in the new year.

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December 23, 2010 at 10:48 am

Sights and Sounds from David Strawn Gallery

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Thank you so much to everyone who has expressed their support for my latest show at the David Strawn Art Gallery, especially Director Kelly Gross and the Jacksonville Art Association for hosting me.  It was a huge success with tons of great feedback and sales that exceeded my expectations!

For those of you who couldn’t make it to Jacksonville, IL for the opening, luckily enough I have a few clips and pics from the evening.  First, I’m swallowing my embarrassment and posting a video of my artist’s talk.

Many thanks to my wonderfully supportive wife for doubling as my videographer.

I’m still working on the latest installment in my “Extensions” series, a composite from the show’s opening.  These composites take a while to build, so keep an eye out for it in the next day or two.

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December 21, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Extensions at the David Strawn Art Gallery

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Needless to say, the past six weeks have flown by without a blog update.  I’m excited to be back online with plenty of updates and exciting news.

First and foremost, I’m thrilled to announce my upcoming gallery opening at the David Strawn Art Gallery in Jacksonville, IL.  I’ve been feverishly working on a new body of work, aptly titled “Extensions”, to add to my existing travel collection.  “Winter on the Chicago River” was so popular that I’ve created five large scale composite panoramas from my recent travels.  They just came back from the lab today and look amazing!

If anyone’s in the Jacksonville/Springfield area this Saturday night, December 4th, please stop by.  Here’s a sample piece to whet your appetite:

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November 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Pittsburgh surprises

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My first visit to Pittsburgh lasted only 24 hours, but I was pleasantly surprised by the city.  Here are a few shots from my afternoon wanderings.

 

 

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October 14, 2010 at 11:47 am

Water + glass + sunlight = photo fun

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I recently visited the Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibit at the the Art Institute of Chicago.  Sadly it ended a few days later, but the good news is that it’s opening in San Francisco next month for anyone who’s motivated and heading in that direction.

Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” has always been a strong inspiration in my documentary work, and as a result of seeing so many classic images, my creative juices were working overtime.  It turns out that a little sunlight, some glass bricks, and constant flow of falling water provided all the material I needed.

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October 11, 2010 at 10:07 am

Nelson: Announcing a new series

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I’ve resisted as long as I could.  While dog photos range from the boringly over-done to exceptionally well-done, I can’t help but add my two cents to the mix with a new ongoing series featuring my dog.  So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Nelson:

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October 8, 2010 at 10:12 am

A view from above

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Instead of looking up, the other day I managed to find myself in a position to look down.  I love how the drastic change in perspective creates new images out of our everyday landscape.  In particular, here’s a view of an interstate overpass.

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October 5, 2010 at 10:25 am

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