I like to start a new year with a new photograph, but often end up revisiting places. This year I decided to find somewhere new, took a drive 30 minutes north and came across this bridge just off Hwy 37 before Sears Point. I haven't researched it's story yet but I know it's one of those places I'll revisit more than once.
I found this pier when I was up in Tahoe and thought it would be worth scaling a fence in the dark with an 8"x10" camera over my shoulder. I'm glad I did. It's a 40 minute exposure, giving the feeling of daylight. The print is Platinum/Paladium on Fabriano Uno paper.
It looks like it's going to be a sweltering weekend in the Bay Area, I'll have a root beer to keep cool until the fog arrives.
Well that was my first trip to Portland but it won't be my last. What a wonderful, friendly and beautiful city it is. The Photolucida reviews went well, I showed my work to a lot of gallerists and publishers and learned a lot. Now it's time to do what I do, go out and make some more photographs!
I've spent the last week getting ready for the Photolucida portfolio reviews. The printing was done concurrently with the Image Flow show and now the spotting and matting is all finished there's just the artist statement to work on. This doesn't come naturally to me, I find it easier to speak with images, but I think it's an important part of the portfolio process.
So off to Portland I go for 4 days of meeting with reviewers and meeting some cool photographers...