Global Photography 2009

Global Photography 09: Looking At / Looking For, a show that I am included in will be opening tonight in Savignano, Italy as part of the Savignano Photo Festival (SIFEST).

Here are some of the images from the Global Photography 09 show. I wish that I could have been there. Maybe I will be able to make it for the Venice opening. It’s still 8 months away and a lot can happen in 8 months. There should be more images coming, but for now it was nice to see what the show looked like.
Other artists include:

Evan Baden (USA)
Catherine Balet (F)
Mathieu Bernard-Reymond (CH)
Michele Cera (I)
Samantha Cohn (USA)
Jen Davis (USA)
Wolfram Hahn (D)
Alessandro Imbriaco / Francesco Millefiori (I)
Seba Kurtis (ARG)
Molly Landreth (USA)
Lalpesh Lathigra (UK)
Maria Leutner (D)
Andrés Marroquín Winkelmann (PERU)
Colin Pantall (UK)
Andrew Phelps (A)
Marion Poussier (F)
Blerim Racaj (UK)
Richard Renaldi (USA)
Frank Rothe (D)
Carla van de Puttelaar (NL)
Shen Wei (CHINA)

There will also be a 100 page catalouge / Book that will accompany the show. The show will be traveling to Venice in March and hopefully Rome in January. We also had to make an intro video, which I would like to see.

Ready to Hang

Well, I am relieved today to have everything ready to be hung for the Jerome Fellowship show. The work has to be at MCAD’s gallery on the 28 of September. I had thought that I would be cutting things close, but it turns out I am two weeks ahead of schedule, which takes a lot off my mind. Now the only thing to worry about is what kind of reception the work will have.

I had the work mounted onto 3mm diBond. They will be hung from the wall using a box cleat so that the work stays nice and flat against the wall. They will float off about 3/4 of an inch. There will be no frames on the pieces, so I had a laminate put over the face of the print to protect it. It works great because it takes all of the glare off of the print. No matter how harsh the light is or from what angle, the piece just sucks up the light. I really like the look.

Show opens October 2nd with a reception from 6-8pm at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Full Size

40"x50"

This was an exciting day for me. I have been waiting months to see what these images will look like when they are full size. I was curious about a lot of issues. Everything from my scanning, to photoshopping, to print resolution, to banding and the list goes on and on. But I feel relieved today looking at the full size prints. Everything looks as I want it to. And they are so big. There are a lot of people that believe that making an image bigger does not make it better, but it certainly changes the interaction that the viewer, in this case myself, has with the image. I think it is especially different for me in this case because I have been looking at these images in a small size for so long. These went straight from MCAD to Digigraphics in Minneapolis for mounting. Which is something else for me to worry about since I didn’t want to spend the extra money to have multiple copies printed. Hopefully all will go well and by next week I’ll have finished work ready to hang for the show in October.

That hand in the image was only for size reference.

Proofing Prints at MCAD

8x10 Proofs of an Epson 9800

I am getting ready to print my 5 images for the Jerome show. As part of the fellowship I have access to the facilities at MCAD. Tyler Page (who runs the service bureau there) has been incredibly helpful with testing images. Here are my final prints before giving the okay to go ahead and print the full size image. 40×50 will be the biggest that I have printed and I am excited to finally see these images full size. I have been looking at 16×20 versions for the last 6 months.