The shot shown here is one of my recent favorites and was taken on Mulberry and Broome in Little Italy, NYC. I'd passed these two lovely women on the sidewalk and caught a snippet of their conversation as they chatted in Italian. Wanting to take a candid shot, I crossed the street so as to go unnoticed while I ran ahead so that I could take a photo of them as they approached me. Luckily, the incredible work of street artist Tristan Eaton featuring Audrey Hepburn was just a little bit further up that same block, and once I saw it I knew I wanted it to be part of the shot. Eaton's work is part of the L.I.S.A (Little Italy Street Art) project which has brought prominent street artists to Manhattan's Little Italy in recent years (see lisaprojectnyc.org for more info on the L.I.S.A. project). The expressions on both women's faces, the obvious need to punctuate the conversation with hand gestures, the varied bundles and packages that they are carrying from the day's errands -- I can't help smiling when I look at this photo that glimpses the personalities of these women and a bit of the past and the present of the neighborhood in this ever-changing town - for me a classic NYC moment.
I was just notified that this same photo was accepted for inclusion in the EAFA 39th Annual Open Juried Exhibition. The show opens on November 3rd, 2014 and runs through January 2nd, 2015 in Seattle, with a reception and Awards Ceremony at EAFA Gallery from 5pm - 9pm on November 20th. There will also be an additional reception on December 18th from 5pm - 9pm as part of the ART@SDC Third Thursday Open Galleries at Seattle Design Center. The Art@SDC Third Thursday Open Galleries nights provide the opportunity to visit the galleries located in The Seattle Design Center during evening hours with events and performances throughout the building. I'm excited to be part of this event - just wish it was a bit closer!
Additionally, I'm looking forward to showing two of my photographs in the Artists Alliance of East Hampton Fall show this weekend at Ashawagh Hall at 780 Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton, NY. Show hours are 10am - 7pm on Saturday, October 18th and 10am - 4pm on Sunday, October 19th, with a reception on Saturday from 4pm - 7pm. This is my first show with this group and I'm excited to see the work of talented artists across all fine art media.
Finally, I've redesigned my website in the last month. The new layout features a full, larger display of each photo, rather than the prior version that cropped the images into square format thumbnails. Photos are more prominently displayed on the pages and arranged in a more dynamic format. As before, each photo can be clicked on to be shown on a larger scale. Take a look and let me know what you think - I'm really happy with the new format.
As always, thanks for your interest in my site and my photos, and please contact me with any questions or comments.