It’s been a while since I made a post with updates about my art! I like to make these once or twice a year, even though I post about most things like this as they happen elsewhere. A couple of exciting things are still a ways in the future, but the past few months have seen some pretty cool things, too.
After finishing Another Death and Glass Eyes Staring Yonder in time for the launch of my Squarespace site last summer, I was pretty anxious to start getting the pictures out there. In December, Another Death appeared on Lenscratch (to which I accredit so much of my initial success in showing work online; I’ve been meaning to write a post about the site and Aline for months!). Two pieces were selected for the SPE Combined Caucus Juried Show that was up at New Orleans Photo Alliance in March and traveled to University of Central Florida Art Gallery for this month (the exhibition opened yesterday!).
At the very start of the year, I had a nice set of spreads in Float Photo Magazine–images from Cher Ami. In March, my interview with Sin Embargo MX about At Rest went online and received 5,800 Likes, 1,000 shares, and a ton of comments I really enjoyed reading on Facebook. Shortly after that, At Rest was included in a Huffington Post feature! “A Brief History Of Artists Grappling With Loss And Death.” It was in the Arts & Culture section, and I was #20, but man, that was cool. Last month, an image from At Rest was shortlisted in the Life Framer “Animal Kingdom” competition, judged by Robin Schwartz, and At Rest was added to the Life Framer Collection.
I had an image in the Summer 2014 issue of Shots, forever a favorite photography magazine. And I finally got to see Postmortem by Otto Publishing, which was so neat. A lot of artists I know and love had work in the publication.
Our move to the Northwest is creeping closer; I’ve already submitted my first job application after brushing up my letterhead and resume. I’ve queued a ton of image posts on my portfolio’s News/Sketchbook, so if nothing else gets updated regularly for the months when we’re essentially homeless later this year, I’ll at least be chipping away at getting my in-progress images together online.
Lastly, inspired by Stuck with Pins’ post, I’ve been spending so much time cleaning up my hard drives, renaming files, and salvaging files from decade-old backup discs (yep)–it’s amazing to look at my old professional documents, as well as projects from school (including high school!) that I had not looked at in a long time… It’s been a major to-do the past two months and I’m genuinely thrilled it’s done. I must have cleared about half the space on our iMac! That’s room to add tons of image files, like scans of the film I’ve been experimenting with again lately and plan on shooting next weekend on our Memorial Day trip ;)