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Went to the railyards today before work – it’s been way too long since I’ve been there.
One of the first tricks I learned in Photoshop was how to flip photos – I spent a lot of time creating digital Rorschach tests. As I progressed on my digital journey (I learned Photoshop on my own with the aid of several good books) I quit flipping. I’ve recently come back to it – although in a more refined way – here’s a piece that will be in an upcoming show at Chroma Studios.
So yesterday I received a letter in the mail advising me that I am one of 26 entries accepted into a photography show at Matrix Fine Art! Apparently they had 158 entries! And it was judged by the curator at the Albuquerque Museum. How cool is that? The show is opens in July. Will post more info about it as it gets closer. Here’s a look that the piece that is going in the show. It is of the railyard (of course, I can’t stay away from that place). This pic is particularly special to me as it is from the first time I actually went into the railyard (as opposed to just taking pics from the outside) with Leighanna.
for spring. It’s been so warm recently – in the 70s! The kids and I have been out every evening – them playing and me doing yardwork. It’s a good combination as I get to feel accomplished and they get to have some good outside time before going to bed.
Work is nuts – but good – I’m working on a really creative project right now and having a great time with it. I’m also working on a proposal for a story for a art-y magazine. It’s about my glass negative series. Having a hard time with it as I hate talking about myself (she’s writes without a hint of irony on her very “it’s all about me” blog), but I am muddling through.
I am also working on an amazing round robin with four friends – Joseph (he’s the very talented Sarah Fishburn‘s brother), Spring, Alison and Leau. We are doing altered books – each us of started with a book, decided on the theme, and worked on a few spreads. Last month we passed the books on to the next person in the circle and today we met again to show what we had created, and pass them on again. I have to say we really rocked these books out! I have known Leau and Alison for a few years and know their work well and love their styles and they are both in top form. Spring and Joseph are new friends and I am not as familiar with their work, but I love what I have seen so far. I have Joseph’s book now and his theme is “Sideshows”. His book is so fabulously, amazingly over-the-top – and HUGE!! I usually work small so I think that will be the biggest challenge for me. I have an idea for it – but will see if what’s in my head will successfully translate to the pages.
The gear is from my beloved railyard. The railyard is now closed up tight in preparation for the new Terminator movie that will be filming there. I’m sad about my lack of access – but very happy that the city will be generating some income from the filming, and the movie studio is also going to be doing some cleanup of the site.
My fave image of the day!
Taken from the second story
See how the “bricks” of the floor are coming up in some places? They’re actually cut up railroad ties – 360,000 square feet of buildings – most of it covered in railroad ties – cool!
So as mentioned in my previous post I was at the railyard yesterday. I took less than one hundred pics – but it was a group things so I was trying had to keep up with everyone and be an active participant in the discussion. I really just wanted to get lost in the vastness and explore everything. Oh well, that will be for another time. I met a really cool guy who is new to our group also. He wants to create a cookbook as a fundraiser for the Wheels Museum. How fun does that sound? I talked to him about using some of my photography in the book. Hope something comes of it – he’s very enthusiastic about the project. Here’s some more pics.
Yes, the railyard!!! Had a fundraising meeting there for the Wheels Museum – so we could scope out places onsite that we could actually hold a fundraiser. Had a fun time crawling around there with other like-minded people – and I learned a lot about the site from our fearless leader, Leba.