It looks like 2010 isn't a passing fad and is here to stay. Much like rap music and wheat bread, I guess I'll just have to accept it. I haven't posted here in several months. I've got lots of reasons, but they would really just be excuses, so I won't bore you with the details. I'm hoping to be posting much more regularly this year.
Spring semester at the college is in full swing. Teaching the digital generation the finer points of film photography is a lot of fun. The look on their faces after agitating their first roll of film and they find images is priceless, and the look that follows when their first print starts coming up in the developing tray is just magical. That's the "A-ha!" moment.
Quote of the semester so far:
"Hey Scott, you are the only professor I have without a comb over."
"Well thank you very much."
2009 was a fairly slow year for exhibiting, as I was really trying to concentrate on putting together a new body of work. It took about 18 months, but I finally have 17 new pieces. A couple of pieces here and there have made their way into group shows, but February will mark the first time that the bulk of the work will be visible at the same time. The Red River Theater in Concord, New Hampshire, will be hosting 12 pieces of my new work in the gallery of their Main Street independent theater. The exhibit will run from February 2nd through March 2nd, do if you happen to be in the neighborhood, please stop by and check it out.
There is currently a second solo exhibit scheduled for this June at the Barnstead Public Library. More exhibits will be announced as plans are solidified.
This past fall, I was able to visit the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire to view the Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow traveling exhibit. Featuring over 100 original prints by Brett Weston, it was truly remarkable to view. One viewing wasn't enough, so I made three additional trips to spend more time in front of this work. For my money, Brett was by far the most talented photographer of the Weston gene pool. The depth and range of images and the meticulous printing is just inspiring. The collection has moved on from New Hampshire, but if you have a chance to catch it someplace else, do yourself a favor and get there.