This afternoon we closed the doors on the exhibition that has run for the last fortnight that combined painting by my wife and photos by me. The title of the exhibition was “Life’s little moments” and as such my images mainly fell into the genre of “street photography”.
Now that the exhibition is over I can share the images with a wider audience. While the digital images look good there is nothing like seeming them in white mattes on the wall of a gallery. The images are presented in the order that they appeared on the walls of the gallery.
I am sure that I have mentioned before that my wife is a very talented painter. Some time ago she was offered the opportunity to exhibit at the Odlin Gallery in Lower Hutt. This would be her second solo exhibition.
While she was chuffed with the offer, she was really concerned that she did not have enough pieces to display, and so we agreed that I would supplement her paintings with a series of my photos. In the end 12 images were chosen, all that fitted the overall theme of the exhibition “Life’s Little Moments”.
Now I mainly present digital images but there is something really nice to see your work on the walls.
The opening night was held on Tuesday and around 60 people came to look at the works. It was really nice to hear all the positive comments made. Five of the images were processed into Black & White using Nik software, and I would have to say that I was really pleased with how they came out.
Over the last two weekends I have had the situation where I had stepped out from behind the lens to be in front of it. I do this occasionally because as a portrait photographer I do not feel that you can really produce the best if you can’t feel what it is like to be the subject.
Last week it was at a portrait field trip associated with the Photographic Society of New Zealand annual convention in Queenstown. That was a relatively simply shoot.
However yesterday it was a completely different affair as I helped out Upper Hutt photographer Mandi Lynn who was working on some images for entry into the upcoming professional body awards.
I was turned into the victim of a zombie attack. This involved half an hour of makeup and the application of a lot of blood. Some of the positions that I had to get into were not the most comfortable but the end result looked really good. I can’t wait to see the final image in early June.