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For those of you not on my filtered friends list, HI!

Some of you know that I was considering and planning for an art gallery type showing of my photography before I locked up a number of my posts. I realized today that I really should explain to everyone how that project is proceeding!

The first task was to chose a type of images to highlight. In the course of a poll, many of you decided that my "Abandoned Site" photography was the overwhelming favorite. I was equally fortunate to have access to a venue in which to display the images - Fright Night LA (thank you Noah [livejournal.com profile] dirtnap13 for allowing me the privilage to do so). I'm currently on the schedule to display and sell copies of my photo handiwork on September 14th. This will be the next to the last show for Fright Night LA, and my first art showing (ever).

The next task has been to select photos I want to highlight. With the help of my daughter Brenna ([livejournal.com profile] persephone1313) and my close friend Angie ([livejournal.com profile] badgerphone), we took an initial cut at chosing a batch of phones from over 4 years of work and nearly 3500 images. It wasn't an easy task and these ladies have my deepest thanks. After a few more cuts, the list is down to 60 images (35 primary and 25 back-ups). I'm going to do some editting on the actual images and cull the list down to 40 total with a preference to be at 30. I've already sent a series of images to photo processing places to print up sample proofs in various sizes.

The plan is to print:
12 - 20 images of each photo in a 5 x 7" size;
6 - 10 images of each photo in a 8 x 10 (12)" size;

Selected prints will be printed in 11 x 14" and 20 x 30" sizes, but these will be limited to a single print for the show (mounted on foamboard).

The target is to send off images to the printers in two weeks and to have them in hand the week of August 6th. This way I have time to regroup if there's troubles with any given print (I hope).

The biggest obstacle in this is merely adhering to schedule and working to get the prints ready. I keep reminding myself that this is low key and low threat while beating down the thought that I am completely out of my league in doing this at all. Who am I kidding? OK Ok , small show, small venue and surrounded by friendly faces... calm, breath... :) This ought to be fun.

Date: 2007-06-28 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aeddie.livejournal.com
If you're coming to Rapier Open on Sat and want to bring some shots, I'll be happy to discuss them from a customer's point of view, as opposed to an artist's PoV.

Date: 2007-06-28 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jj-maccrimmon.livejournal.com
I doubt seriously that any of my proof's will arrive in time. Only one set has been shipped thus far, but if it arrives in time, I'll bring the individual prints.

Right now, I'm opting for matte finished prints (low gloss) and black border on all prints.
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Date: 2007-06-28 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jj-maccrimmon.livejournal.com
Yupper! pretty much, but it's better than yesterday when I was bored AND miserable :) I really am feeling much better.

BTW, how's the roast looking/smelling? Could you cut the eggplant and drop some pieces into the mix?
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Date: 2007-06-28 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jj-maccrimmon.livejournal.com
Sorry lass. Now that we know it's a cold, I can give you something that will help fight it. They're horse tablets, but the Wellness Formula in my bathroom works like a charm.

Date: 2007-06-29 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] persephone1313.livejournal.com
you had a cold happy your feeling better. happy you have had progress on your photos but i have something more important to say ...... it does something off here IT RAINS. such a strange thing and its not cold.

Date: 2007-06-29 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jj-maccrimmon.livejournal.com
Yes, it is warm and usually not an unpleasant experience.
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Re: so.........

Date: 2007-06-28 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jj-maccrimmon.livejournal.com
I'll post previews after I make the final cut.
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Date: 2007-06-29 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] juliesimone.livejournal.com
congrats! i use greytone to do my printing. they're fast and they print on photo paper. they even have silver metallic paper which does some amazing things to B/W images... they're on Cahuenga & Melrose... i've always been wary of on-line printing places. a lot them are pixelated, prints get bent in shipping, etc...

i'm looking forward to coming to the show. i hope you will post about it that week as well as a reminder.

Date: 2007-06-29 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jj-maccrimmon.livejournal.com
Thank you for the info on Greytone. Conveniently I'm going to be in that area tomorrow and may check them out. I just got my first set of test proofs from QOOP today and damn, they're impressive in quality and speed.

I'll be posting photos samples pre-shoot and notices prior to the show. I'll make it a point to contact you personally with a reminder. Thank you sweet lady.


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