Saturday, February 23, 2013

The show's reception

Many thanks to the folks that made it to the reception of my show at the Stanley Theater!  I really appreciate your effort and am glad that you were able to stop in and have a look.

My name on the marquee!

With the family...
...and my Grandmother...

... and friend Meg.

For those of you that just couldn't get enough of the photos, or for anyone that can't make it before the show closes, or for anyone that believes that one Kinked Tree Photography (KTP) blog isn't enough(!), I have created a new blog (KTP: Pieces & Exhibits) that is that has small images of the pieces in the show.  Please check it out if you feel so inclined.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


An announcement of my show appeared in the Rome Sentinel paper (here) and also in the Utica OD paper in the 315 section.  I am very grateful to everyone!

Whatever peoples' reactions to this show, days like this spent with your child, with views of the lakes and the mountains, are more fun and rewarding and ultimately mean much more than whether or not people come to look at my pictures.

One left

Here is a composite in the "Grass Tree Cloud Sky" series.  I admit there is no grass shown in the third shot, but hey, it is winter.  One shot left to take... coming Spring 2013!

Speaking of one left, there is only one day left until the reception for me photo show at the Stanley Theater!  (Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, from 5-7pm)  The top photo of the tree is in the show.  I am excited and nervous all at the same time.  I just hope that it goes well and some people are able to stop by for a look.  Maybe I will see you there.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Exhibit Announcement for Stanley Theater

Here is the link to my photo show announcement at the Stanley Theater:

The photos are all hung, and the final details are all being worked out!  I am very excited and I hope that the reception has a good turn-out!  And, of course, my greatest hope is that people like the photos... I was at the theater the other night to see a show (Addams Family - excellent show by the way), and a woman was looking at the photos before any of the info or wall cards had gone up.  She turned to me saying that she really liked the photos and asked if I knew anything about the photographer!  That led to a very nice conversation.  I thought the whole thing was kind of funny, and naturally I was very pleased.

Hope to see you at the reception!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Exhibit at the Stanley Theater

I have an exhibit of my photos in the South Hall Gallery of the Stanley Theater (here) from now through the end of March.  There are over 30 pieces in the exhibit!  Please come to the reception if you are able, or take a few minutes to look if you are at the Stanley for one of the other events.

The reception for my exhibit is Friday, Feb. 22nd from 5-7pm.   

The South Hall Gallery is on the second floor, to the right of the theater itself - the space overlooking the loading dock area.  You can enter either through that entrance, or from the theater itself during a show.  There will be a cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres at the reception.  I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Latest developments with my photos

Developments... photos... get it?  (Sorry.)

Anyway... In addition to the shows that I discussed in the previous post, there are some other miscellaneous items to report, along with announcements for upcoming events.

First: On the microstock front, I have submitted numerous new photos to the various agencies and submitted to several new agencies.  My acceptance rates to these agencies are still really rather low but have improved a bit.  They have improved because my understanding of what they want, and my understanding of the quality of images they require, has increased.  They are still low because I just don't shoot that kind of material often.  I shoot what I like, and they happen to take some of it.  I won't quit my day job anytime soon.  The good news is that 1 photo has sold!  Now Photocase (a German company) is holding 3.92 Euros for me for the indefinite future.  Another 96 Euros to go, and they will send me the money... if I live that long...  Anyway, small advances!

Second: My friend and colleague Gary Leising, recently published a poem that was initially inspired by one of my photos.  Click HERE to see the poem in the Cortland Review and hear an audio file of Gary actually reading it! This is the photo.

Third: I will soon have photo greeting cards available in the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute gift shop!! Sue Costanza of the Utica Art Association works there and suggested I talk to those folks about carrying my photos as cards.  So I printed some up and talked with them.  Now we have a year long agreement to carry a few of my cards to see if they sell.  Pretty cool!  Here are the 12 images that they selected to have as cards that will be available, hopefully within the week!

Fourth:  I am having an exhibit at the Stanley Theater!!  I took my photos there yesterday and dropped them off.  It will run from now until the end of March.  More details to follow soon!!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Still here

There has been a bunch of art-related stuff going on over the last several months, and I should catch you up!  I have participated in three group shows: the Utica Camera Club show at the Barrett Gallery at Utica College, the inaugural Utica Marsh art show at the Utica Public Library, and a members' show for the Utica Art Association also at the Utica Public Library. 

The Utica Camera Club show was great.  The library was recently renovated and  looks fantastic.  The club members submitted some fabulous pieces and it looked really well done. Very sharp.  A tip of the hat and many thanks to all the members that submitted pieces, and to the staff at the gallery that worked so hard to get it done! Thanks!

The inaugural Utica Marsh art show at the Utica Public Library was a great learning experience for me.  I took on much of the responsibility of organizing the show, and I learned a great deal about what it takes to do that. It is one thing to enter a piece in a competition or members' show.  It is quite another thing to work with a gallery for a solo show, where they do much of the grunt work.  It is a whole different ballgame when you put the thing together from the ground up!!  Fortunately we were able to pull it off and put together a very nice show to raise community awareness regarding the Utica Marsh.  Again, many thanks to the library staff (especially Joyce!!) and all that contributed pieces.  A quick shot of the gallery during the show.

Lastly, there was a show for members of the Utica Art Association, which was also held in the same space at the library.  Another round of thanks for everyone involved.