Exhibiting one's art work is an essential step in the personal and professional development of any artist, and a journey worth taking every time. But it is not without its personal perils. Creating a body of work one feels worthy of exhibiting can be years in the making, involving a lot of tough choices and hard work, extraordinary amounts of self-doubt, large infusions of cash and significant sacrifices to one's personal life. And often this is all before one has even found a gallery willing to exhibit - usually for a 2 to 4 week window a year or two down the line - work into which one has poured his or her heart and soul. Then comes the matting and framing, the mailing list compilation, the invitations, the publicity push, the lighting, creating an artist statement (the toughest part) the opening night jitters, the postpartum blues, and the reviews (or lack of them).
And yet to look out upon a sea of animated faces studying, discussing and hopefully admiring one's work - with red dots on at least a few of them...well, it's an experience unlike any other, and a night to remember. But the internet has transformed and greatly widened the reach of artists everywhere, and opened doors unimaginable to artists of previous generations.
It has been many months in the making, but it is my pleasure to invite you into this space to peruse some of my recent photography work in this space. Stay as long as you want, and return as often as you choose. These doors are always open.
I'm still working on the technical details of adding the box wine and questionable cheese to your overall viewing experience, but please bear with me. It's only a matter of time.
All images are reproduced to museum standards, using the finest available archival papers and inks. Each print is signed and numbered in limited editions of 20. Properly mounted and framed, they will retain their original clarity and tonal range for your life-long enjoyment.
If you have any special requests, are interested in an image you've seen on the main body of the website not displayed here, or wish to further discuss any aspect of the work, please don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you.
Happy trails and thanks again,