Monday, December 28, 2009

She's Got It, Yeah Baby She's Got It

Goddess on the mountain top/Burning like a silver flame/The summit of beauty and love/And Venus was her name...
This was one of the presents I gave my mom this xmas! Big thanks to Mikey for his photoshop skillz! I framed it for her, she thought it was weird but she liked it!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We WISH You A Happy Holidays?... and a Happy New Year!

Finished up my Christmas shopping today and even though the stores are all decked out in Christmas decorations it seems like NO ONE says Merry Christmas anymore! Since Chanukah just ended and Ramadan ended in September this year, it should be all Merry until New Year's. 
I think in spite of the recession or maybe because of it I've managed to get my loved ones some really creative and touching presents.  I would normally do a wish list around this time of all the geeky photo stuff and equipment i want but this year I've been very blessed.  My family is happy and healthy, I'm surrounded by talented and inspiring individuals, I'm in love and am loved, and have had so many amazing opportunities this year, I couldn't ask for anything more. 
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sweet Memories

"This time last year..."  is a favorite saying of my mom's. Especially after the holidays or trips. She might say something like "this time last week we were in Madrid!" She does this a lot and usually remembers the exact day and time of things a week or even a year later!  I was recently organizing some images and came across this snapshot of my Uncle and I at the Sydney aquarium and I actually thought to myself "this time last year me and uncle Al were just back from our trip to Australia!" Ha! Thought I'd share this funny picture of us, me in my geeky camera t-shirt and Uncle Al's hand unknowingly mirroring the gesture of the sign behind him. 

Monday, December 7, 2009

Photos and Philly Cheese-Steaks!

Photo by Klara Kallstrom
Photo by Klara Kallstrom
The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center presents it's second exhibition Going from Nowhere: Accumulated Images curated by Sarah Stolfa and Christopher Gianunzio.
For this exhibition, the Internet becomes both a practical means of acquiring imagery as well as a conceptual strategy. The exhibition includes works from 8 artists from around the world shooting with any digital device (camera, phone, computer), who will then submit images electronically to PPAC each week. PPAC will print the images and add them to the exhibition, thereby taking the show from nothing to a full show over 3 months. The exhibition space will continuously change and grow, starting with 2 photographs by each artist and ending with 24.
Rather than presenting finished bodies of work, the aim of this exhibition is to discover what happens when new projects are shown together. The end result is a group show whose appearance may resemble that of a studio rather than the traditional white cube. The gallery will be transformed into a non-traditional exhibition space; work will be hung salon style, without frames and printed at various sizes. This method of presenting work serves as a metaphor for our image saturated culture and reflects how digital imaging and the Internet has changed the way we experience and create photographs.

Artist included are:
Nathan Baker, Berlin, Germany
Jen Davis, New York, United States
Emmanuel Guillaud, Tokyo, Japan
Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt, Gothenburg, Sweden
Conor O’Brien, Sydney, Australia
Michael Schmelling, New York, United States
Suyeon Yun, Seoul, South Korea

December 1, 2009 – February 28, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: December 10, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lecture by Lucy Gallun, Curatorial Fellow of ICA, 7:00 pm