Much has happened in the past few days. The 14th Colony Photo Show went up without a hitch and the six b/w medium format pieces I submitted look lovely on the wall. To top this off, I have sold one which makes me very happy. I am here to get my work out there, not make a million bucks. By the way, if anyone ever asks you about the difference between “b/w photograph (non-digital)”, “silver print” or “silver gelatin print” make sure you tell them there is no difference. The fancier name was dreamed up by museum currators who felt that “black and white photograph” was too plain sounding and the “silver gelatin print” sounded more important.
There is one more group show this month that I am in and that will be it for me until next summer, unless someone invites me to be in a show, that is. Plus, I am off to Greece in March for more work at the Aegean Center, so that will pre-empt any shows I might be in.
After five years of hard work and ceaseless toiling through a byzantine bureaucracy, I have graduated from the State University of New York with a BA in Historical Studies. I am amazed and really don’t know what to do with the feelings: relief, joy, pride, etc…I also have pretty much visited most of the places on my to-do list. This brings an end to my first Five Year Plan so I need to develop a new one. What will it be? I’m taking suggestions…Perhaps life will, as it does, show me the path to take and perhaps I am already on it. “Keep going” my father said. I will.
In a couple of weeks I am off to “Serenity by the Sea”, probably the largest LGBT AA Round-up/Convention in the country. It is being held, as always, in Provincetown, on Cape Cod, and the organizers expect hundreds of folks from the sober queer community to be in attendance. I’m pretty nervous, actually, so we’ll see what happens. In any case, I hope to get some good shots of P’town, a place I grew up with and a place where as a sober man I can now travel safely and well.