Goings on…

Well…My first group show with the 14th Colony Artists Co-Op has opened and so far we have had some good reviews from those who have walked through.  Not much has sold yet, but that is nothing new for the art world.  A co-op can be a difficult situation as well, because so many levels of skill and medium are represented.  It can confuse some people.  I have already experienced the snobbishness of some ‘critics’ who claim to be collectors towards some of the painted pieces.  Fuck ’em.  My world has little room for them.

I am grateful to have two of my digital pieces in the show but was surprised by how little people know, or more accurately assume, about digital photography.  Many think that because it is a digital photograph that it is some kind of composed artifice, a manipulated image or something.  I assured many people that I do not engage in such trickery or deception nor do I feel that such work is even “photography”.  I am a purest at heart, whether in the wet or dry dark room.  You won’t find me using CS4-5 like a hammer.

Speaking of which–the weather has cooled and my dark room is open once again for the season.  The ambient temperature is a lovely 67*F which means that I only need to warm up the developer a degree or two for a 2 minute full-black development time.  The 14th Colony is putting on a photo show of the groups photographers (called ‘The Photo Show’) which opens on October 2nd and runs for two weekends.  I hope you all can make it!  The reception is on Friday, October 8th.  I will be hanging 7 medium format silver pieces which I am currently working on–local scenes mostly.  So I can be found in the DR most nights when it is quiet and no one calls.

It’s a decent day outside.  I think I’ll try to get put and shoot a roll or two.


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Johnnyboy is a queer recovering alcoholic. For the moment he is also the primary caregiver for his mother, who suffers from age-related cognitive impairment. She is happy as a lark and is surrounded by a crew of sober women which gives him the freedom he needs to get out of town. When he is not at home in Somewheresville, he is searching out the proper path to travel for happiness and joy. He is a photographer who believes in the digital age, but feels that film is still where its at. He has a darkroom and works in it. He is single and is in remarkably great physical condition for all the damage he has submitted his body to. His cardiologist is very happy. Johnnyboy is over the age of 35.

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