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