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Swift1 05-20-2019 11:19

Photos of my gallery show this past weekend.
 
This past weekend (May 18-19), I had a joint gallery exhibition at a small local gallery, along with a local painter. I had 10 photos in the show, and the painter had 4 oil paintings, plus 2 of his sketches that were part of his process.
The show was arranged by the gallery owner, but I had total freedom as to what I wanted to show. I chose 10 color images (all 35mm film) from a body of work that I have been slowly building up over the past 6 years. I chose the images in pairs and so I displayed them in pairs.

Before the opening, I managed to get a few photos of the work all hung in the gallery. I thought some of you here might like to see how it looked.













And here's me next to some of my photos.


jkcampbell 05-20-2019 11:25

Nice show! I like the idea of "pairs". Could you share your thought process on the pairing? Composition, color, subject? Cheers, jc

helenhill 05-20-2019 11:39

Well done, Very Cool... Congrats !

Nice to see RFF Members Out in the World
exhibiting.

retinax 05-20-2019 11:45

Congrats! Ironically even on screen, it comes across that they look amazing printed. I think you made an excellent selection, what I see here looks even better together than what I've seen you post on this forum. If it's not too much work, could you post the scans together in one place, like here in this thread? I'd love to see this selection of images head on.

Axel 05-20-2019 11:46

Very nice, thanks for sharing! :)

robert blu 05-20-2019 12:21

Congrats! It must be a great satisfaction for you! Love what I see, great idea to show them in pairs. Bravo!
robert

Greg Maslak 05-20-2019 12:33

Congratulations. Well deserved. I have admired your photographs online for a long time, especially your colour work, learning from your posts and even attempting to emulate your achievement with very limited success. Again, well done.

Michael Markey 05-20-2019 12:46

Well done and well deserved .

Canyongazer 05-20-2019 13:02

+1 What Greg said.

raid 05-20-2019 13:10

Congratulations, Colton. I know that this requires a lot of work. I used to do shows many years ago. Well done.

Gerry M 05-20-2019 14:08

It was a really great show, Colton. Since you are getting bigger turnouts, maybe more elbow room for next show? ;)

lynnb 05-20-2019 16:35

Congratulations, Colton! I have always admired your colour work.

Ko.Fe. 05-20-2019 17:08

Very good!

Keith 05-20-2019 17:16

Congratulations, really nice images ... and nice to see the person behind the forum name. :)

EDIT ... and I'll ad I visited your web site and would recommend that experience to others.

Huss 05-20-2019 18:25

Very nice work Colton!

Joao 05-21-2019 01:04

Congratulations
 
Sincere congratulations for your exhibition.
Don't stop your excelent work!
Regards
Joao

Swift1 05-21-2019 09:03

Thank you all so much for the kind words. The show was a success and I am really happy with how everything came together.



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Originally Posted by jkcampbell (Post 2889088)
Nice show! I like the idea of "pairs". Could you share your thought process on the pairing? Composition, color, subject? Cheers, jc

The idea to pair the photos really came out of the selection process. I have been building this body of work for the past 6 years, and in the past 2 years I have been making selections with the goal of eventually publishing a book. The images for the show all came from that much larger selection of work. As you can probably imagine, it's not easy picking 10 images from a body of work that has hundreds of images :)
I started by just selecting my 10 favorites, but those images didn't really show the full extent of the idea behind the body of work. Then I started selecting images based on particular sub themes (shadows, shape, color) and I found that narrowed the overall idea into different theme altogether, and what I really wanted was a selection of images from each of the sub-themes that showed different parts of the whole of the general idea. As the overall selection of images came together in part from the process of making a book, I thought of selecting images in pairs as if they were on opposite pages, and found that in selecting pairs, I ended up with a selection that showcased more the entire scope of the body of work. Then I thought, why not display the images in pairs as if they were in a book. In the end, I think it worked really well.


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Originally Posted by retinax (Post 2889091)
Congrats! Ironically even on screen, it comes across that they look amazing printed. I think you made an excellent selection, what I see here looks even better together than what I've seen you post on this forum. If it's not too much work, could you post the scans together in one place, like here in this thread? I'd love to see this selection of images head on.

Here's a link to the flickr album I made when I was selecting the images.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/daiku_...57706145118021

robert blu 05-21-2019 09:25

Thanks for sharing with us your thoughts and your process.
Editing and sequencing are an important part in our photographic activity. Grazie!
robert

Paulbe 05-21-2019 10:07

Wonderful! Congrats, Colton! And thanks for sharing!
Paul

dmr 05-22-2019 02:15

Congratulations! Very nice. :) Thanks.

Swift1 05-22-2019 09:39

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Originally Posted by robert blu (Post 2889277)
Thanks for sharing with us your thoughts and your process.
Editing and sequencing are an important part in our photographic activity. Grazie!
robert

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Originally Posted by Paulbe (Post 2889280)
Wonderful! Congrats, Colton! And thanks for sharing!
Paul

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Originally Posted by dmr (Post 2889395)
Congratulations! Very nice. :) Thanks.

Thank you all :)

jawarden 05-22-2019 10:59

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Originally Posted by Swift1 (Post 2889448)
Thank you all :)

Very nice work! That looks like time well spent to me.

charjohncarter 05-22-2019 13:49

I like the way you think, pairs is a great idea. Was that Talent, OR or Medford? I think about you every time I go Portland to visit friends and family. The show looks wonderful.

chipgreenberg 05-22-2019 14:19

Great job Colton. I always enjoy your work. You have a great sense of design and color

Swift1 05-22-2019 15:42

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Originally Posted by jawarden (Post 2889462)
Very nice work! That looks like time well spent to me.

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Originally Posted by chipgreenberg (Post 2889481)
Great job Colton. I always enjoy your work. You have a great sense of design and color

Thank you guys :)

Swift1 05-22-2019 15:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by charjohncarter (Post 2889477)
I like the way you think, pairs is a great idea. Was that Talent, OR or Medford? I think about you every time I go Portland to visit friends and family. The show looks wonderful.

Thanks John.
The gallery is in Talent.

CameraQuest 05-22-2019 15:45

Well Done!

Stephen

emraphoto 05-22-2019 15:46

looks great! bravo!

dof 05-22-2019 17:46

Nicely done, Colton. Congratulations! I too love how you chose pairings of images. The themes resonate and the set is impressively cohesive.

Swift1 05-23-2019 08:52

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Originally Posted by CameraQuest (Post 2889491)
Well Done!

Stephen

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Originally Posted by emraphoto (Post 2889492)
looks great! bravo!

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Originally Posted by dof (Post 2889507)
Nicely done, Colton. Congratulations! I too love how you chose pairings of images. The themes resonate and the set is impressively cohesive.

Thank you all :)

aizan 05-23-2019 09:43

Sweet! Make sure to hold onto those gallery photos, especially since they’re digital. They can be pretty important for researching the exhibition history of an artist.

Mlehrman 05-23-2019 11:51

Brilliant work, Colton. Congratulations.

Swift1 05-24-2019 09:31

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Originally Posted by aizan (Post 2889630)
Sweet! Make sure to hold onto those gallery photos, especially since they’re digital. They can be pretty important for researching the exhibition history of an artist.

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Originally Posted by Mlehrman (Post 2889640)
Brilliant work, Colton. Congratulations.

Thanks guys :)

Brad Bireley 05-24-2019 11:11

Wonderful Colton !

airfrogusmc 06-04-2019 13:55

Congrats!!!

filmtwit 06-04-2019 15:14

Congrats to ya.

Swift1 06-05-2019 08:16

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Originally Posted by Brad Bireley (Post 2889810)
Wonderful Colton !

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Originally Posted by airfrogusmc (Post 2891779)
Congrats!!!

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Originally Posted by filmtwit (Post 2891784)
Congrats to ya.

Thank you guys :)

davidnewtonguitars 06-05-2019 08:21

Great job Colton, we are so happy you have this recognition. Were you able to offer your work for sale there?

raydm6 06-05-2019 08:24

Nice work and nice job!

pesphoto 06-05-2019 08:32

nice job, looks good...congrats. Its a lot of work getting a show together


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