Sunday, June 23, 2024

Preparing for Exposed

 Well, as if life isn't exciting enough, my friend Sheila and I are having a pop-up photography exhibition next weekend!

A year or more ago we started playing with a setting on the cameras on our phones and really liked the variety of moods we could capture. We sent each  other photos we had taken - when I was in Scotland, when she was in Italy, when I was back, when she was back and over the time we collected some lovely images.

Friends and family enjoyed them and encouraged us and this wee pop-up, Exposed, is the result.

Exposed, by Sheila Bryden

There is an opening event at the studio on Friday 28 June 2024 from 5pm - 7pm; and then the works are on show and for sale on Saturday 29 June 2024 from 10am - 4pm; and again on Sunday 30 June 2024 from 10am - 2pm. So if you happen to be in the vicinity, feel free to pop-in, or pop-up or pop-down and say hello!

This weekend has been all about final preparations...

I am such an analogue person; I printed out a bunch of potential images, cut them all up and laid them out on the kitchen bench. I used the mat board I had cut as a frame, to help decide if the image looked any good.

I thought this series of ten might work. It was interesting to see how moody they were.

We have been re-purposing and re-furbishing frames, and getting mats cut, and glass fitted to the frames, and in so doing decided on three sizes of image. Small, Medium and Large. A few trial shots being used to test sizing.

A few older works being sacrificed to make way for new works...

Testing image sizes and selections over the weekend.

My book Worn large.

And also small.

And then of course we had to name them. Also very analogue, and some have been switched out and others changed since this photo.

This is the only shot I managed of us looking at Sheila's works and trying to decide.

So many decisions; but we have made our selections and framing is done and then a small catalogue as well. Phew!

Here is my image Worn, just as it is...

I love the darkness and the highlights and ma very happy that the blacks have been printing really velvety.

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