I would like to announce that I will have a piece in the upcoming “Black|White” show hosted by Camera Arts Creative and The Alliance for Contemporary Photographic Learning. It will run March 21st – April 20th at Studio 3702 : 3702 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. The opening reception will be on Friday 3/21 from 6p to 9p, so come on out and check out all the great work. See you there!
Announcing that I will be teaching another round of my “On Assignment” class at the Hoyt Center for the Arts this coming Spring session. Great for beginner and intermediate photo students, I guarantee you will learn a lot! Classes are every Tuesday evening from 6p-8p at the Hoyt, 4/1-5/20.
I also will be having a one-shot class on Saturday 5/3 for advanced students who’re interested in color management and setting up a calibrated workflow. Time will be 10a-12:30p.
Sign-up for both is currently in progress, so contact the Hoyt to reserve your spot!
Hi everybody! Today, I thought that in keeping with the Holiday spirit, and the spirit of sharing in general, I’d give you all a gift.
As you may already know, back in 2011 I had an exhibition of photos that I took while I was living and working in Japan. At the time, the idea behind the show was to provide a glimpse into the everyday lives of the people of Japan in a way that was very personal, and also very non-mainstream compared to the typical photos many Westerners see of the country. Happily, the show did very well and I got good responses back from people who attended it while it was up. Afterwards, one of the remaining notions that I had about the show was that due to space limitations, there were a number of photos that got edited out of the show that still warranted being seen and that, ideally, I’d like to share with people if at all possible. Towards that end, I created a photo book entitled “毎日 : Every Day” that was an extended version of my show which included the missing photos and which I put up for sale around the summer of last year. It was a fun project and one that has been a great experience in lots of ways.
The time has come though, that I want to give something back to the many people who read this blog, to those who attended the show, to those who have supported my photography over the years, and in general have shared time with me at some point in my life. If that sounds like I mean everyone, well . . . yup, that’s pretty much it as I have so many people who make my life wonderful day in and day out, it seems very selfish not to acknowledge my gratitude for them, despite the meagreness of my offering.
With all that out of the way, please take a moment and download a copy of my book on me. It’s my present to you and I hope that it brings you a bit of enjoyment as you thumb through the photos it contains. The format is a straight .pdf of the book as printed, so pardon the blank pages between images. You’re also more than welcome to share the link with anyone that’s interested. It’s more important to me that people get a chance to see the photos, enjoy them, and learn something about Japan than sitting on it like a miser and counting cash.
And that’s that!
As has become tradition over the last few years, I will be shooting Santa photos for the city again this year. The dates are all Saturdays from 6-9p, on 12/7, 12/14, and 12/21. Location is the Cascade Park pavilion in New Castle, PA. As far as I’m aware, the photos are free like before and there’s usually hot chocolate and cookies, too. Additionally, the Cascade of Lights illumination event will be happeining at the same time, same location, so come on down and bring the family for a fine night of holiday fun. Hope to see you there!
With the holiday season here in full force I’ve just put up a gallery of prints that I have available for purchase. They’re all very reasonably priced, the quality of each print is top-notch, and they will make wonderful gifts. There are a variety of subjects and genres available in both B&W and color, so there should be something for everyone’s taste. I also will give discounts for multiple print orders, which helps you with cost and me with storage space. Anyway, please have a look – the prices & details are on the gallery page, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask either here or via email. You can access the gallery here. Thanks!
Quick note that I have a piece of work in the upcoming Fears and Phobias show in Pittsburgh put together by Camera Arts Creative. Opening reception is this Friday, 10/4, from 6p-9p at the MissL Studio, 3702 Penn Avenue,Pittsburgh Pa, 15201. This also coincides with the nearby Unblurred art walk on Penn Ave., so if you have the evening free, come have a look.
I want to take a moment to share an exhibition opportunity with you put together by the Hoyt Center for the Arts and the Jameson Health System in New Castle, PA. Titled “Expressions of Courage”, this is a B&W photo competition open to all photographers of any skill level or age who are interested in depicting Courage as it relates to chronic illness or disability.
Deadline for entry is September 28, 2013, and the show will run from October 8th to January 3rd at the Jameson Hospital North campus. There is a $10 entry fee for up to two works (three for Hoyt Member artists), and all submitted work will be displayed, space permitting. For entry guidelines and application, please visit: Expressions of Courage competition, or call the Hoyt at 724.652.2882. Thanks, for reading and good luck!
Just a quick announcement that I’ll be having a Summer session of my Photography: On Assignment class at the Hoyt Center for the Arts in New Castle, PA starting June 11th and running until July 30th, 2013. Time will be Tuesday evenings from 6p-8p. Contact the Hoyt for registration info and pricing.
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve juried into the upcoming 40th Annual Hoyt Regional Art Exhibit, which runs from May 7th, 2013 to May 31st, 2013 at the Hoyt Center for the Arts in New Castle, PA. This is the 4th year in a row that I’ve got work into the show (shown above), and every time I’m always happy to be a part of it.
As is usual, I’m always interested in seeing what other work will be on display, plus this time my own show, 「光 : Hikari」, will be running concurrently in the Ballroom Gallery, so May looks to be a big month for me I’d say. Opening reception will be Sunday, May 19th from 2p-4p, so certainly it’ll be worth your while to drop by and have a look I’m sure.
Update: I got a chance to snap some photos of the exhibit before my class this past Tuesday in order to give you a preview. It really is a good show, so please come and see it.
UPDATE: 「光 : Hikari」has been extended through the month of June.
I wanted to announce the opening of my 「光 : Hikari」show in the Ballroom Gallery of the Hoyt Center for the Arts in New Castle, PA. Dates for the exhibition are May 7th – 31st and the reception will be on Sunday, May 19th from 2p-4p. That also happens to concur with the 40th Annual Regional show, which I have work in as well, so you can kill two birds with one stone by coming and seeing both (reception is the same day as well).
I got a chance to check out the show yesterday when I went to teach my class and I have to say it looks pretty good. I’m really happy with the flow of it and how the work is presented. I also took some snaps which are presented here, so I really hope you can come out, have a look, and perhaps make it to the reception.