Monday, July 23, 2012
I guess it's better to be busy, rather than not. But I would like some time to slow down.
The downtown blues series, WLAV's Blues on the Mall, is back again. I've made it when I can, and have some relatively good photos. Out of the blue, at the last one I attended, I decided to do a 100 Strangers portrait project. I've got two so far, hopefully I will finish it. The first two folks I asked turned my down, while they were visually interesting, they were members of a motorcycle gang and didn't want to bother. The next two folks were very pleasant, and after we talked for a bit, and I took their photos, we talked some more. It's a good way to meet folks.
I've been working with the West Michigan Photography Collective on a show, and it happened this past weekend. It was held in the studio of one of our members, and while we had plans to air condition the place, they didn't work out. It was hot the whole weekend. We had fans which helped, but I tended to park myself in front of one of them and stay there. On the other hand, it was a great show. They photography from the members of the group was great, we had food prepared by a friend of the groups and a great local band preformed Saturday evening. Several prints were sold, though none of mine. Now we need to start preparing for our fall show.
I'll also be giving a talk about social media at the SWMCCC Weekend of Photography or "Summer School". This is a Friday to Sunday event with speakers and photo shoots, and I get to be one of the speakers this year. I've given a short talk on this for one of the photo clubs in town, but I need to update and expand it. It's in two weeks, so I have time.
The new SoFoBoMo started on the first of July, and goes to the end of August. I have plans to do it again this year, but I haven't started yet. Hopefully in the next week or two.
I hope things are going well, and you're staying cool in this hot summer we are having. Well at least here in West Michigan.