Friday, December 31, 2010

Colin Blakely at FotoFest

The following is an excerpt from the official press release for A Matter of Wit.

A Matter of Wit
January 13 - February 27, 2011
Gilbert Garcin, Miro Švolík, Colin Blakely
FotoFest Headquarters Gallery
1113 Vine Street, Houston, Texas, USA

HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 23, 2010 - FotoFest begins its 2011 exhibition season with an international triad of
artists whose photographic works are characterized by visual fantasy, irony and wit.
A Matter of Wit features the first large-scale U.S. exhibition of the French octogenarian artist 
Gilbert Garcin, alongside the work of one of Prague's heralded masters of staged photography, Miro Švolík, and U.S. artist Colin Blakelywhose whimsical images make humorous commentary on everyday life.

The 100-print exhibition opens Thursday January 13, 2011 at the
FotoFest gallery in Houston, Texas.

The opening reception is 6-9pm, The first Saturday Matinee public tour and talk by the artists is
Saturday, January 15, at 2pm. The exhibition and artist talk are free to the public.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

No Chaos, Only Order

In the midst of opening the photos we shot Christmas morning, I found this little gem. The moment I saw it, I realized I had been a little "Drill Sergeant-ish" about the process of opening presents this year. Here's to more chaos next year.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Moments of Being.

What a delight to wake up this morning and find an email from Crista Dix, owner of Wallspace Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara; I had been chosen to take part in this years New Directions show, Moments of Being.

This years show was juried by David Bram (Fraction Magazine) and I'm truly honored to have been selected.

Thank you to David Bram, Christa Dix and the rest of the Wallspace Gallery staff for putting together what promises to be an amazing show.

Wall Space Announcement:

My 33rd year in review.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Two Year Old Photographer.

I have been shooting the kids on this black couch in front of the white door since we moved into our new house. One day, after shooting my son (2) with little success, he walked behind my camera and I allowed him to push the shutter release a few times.  I finally uploaded the images the other day and found this image. Of course I edited this shot, removing the heavy bags under my eyes, but he the one behind the decisive moment. ;) 

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