my blogging seems to have dipped along with the temps.
i'm printing and framing like mad for my show in February. i've got time, and it feels good to slowly see this work culminate behind glass. as the project originally started coming together i would print and begin assembling different edits on my office/studio/spare bedroom wall. it worked well for seeing a direction and keeping the whole in focus, but toward the end it also became my undoing. a few months ago i pulled down the proofs and just let the whole thing simmer. i needed to step away from the photos to see them clearly again. to be honest, i was so sick of looking at these photos i was beginning to convince myself that they were all shit. i started to get really anxious about the work, the show, and started shooting a last minute new direction for a few images, and basically second guessing myself to death. so, having come back to the work months later to make the final edit of 17 images, i was reinvigorated to find that i am really pleased with what i had produced. my perspective is fresh, and the edit only moderately painful.
so, my wall is clean. i'm hanging the final prints one at a time, on the bare wall under bright light, then framing, hanging again, reviewing, and finally committing.
in a couple weeks i'll be done and my once filled wall will be empty. a bare slate. a new project, actually two, will start to occupy the white space. it's a transition that i welcome.
you local folks, mark your calenders for Friday, February 1st at Well Street.