I promised you photos from my opening reception at the Creative Arts Group opening reception and here they are!
Of course I got all caught up experiencing the show to remember to take photos once it really got going, so mostly I have photos of the exhibit itself and a few from Geoff.
People seemed to really enjoy getting to see the props and costumes up close and realize they really weren’t Photoshopped. Not, of course, that there’s anything wrong with using Photoshop, I certainly do, frequently and heavily to make the impossible possible, but when I’ve put month and months of work into something, it’s an important distinction.
Our old neighbors, Donna and John, showed up, which was really lovely. It’s been hard on everyone to have suddenly gone from seeing each other every day to every few weeks, so it was great to be able to have them hang out for a little while and gossip about really important topics like Game of Thrones.
I was completely exhausted afterward and crashed very hard the next day… and a couple after that too. But it was good to have had the reception and I’m glad it happened, even if I paid for it later.
Maynard crawled up on me after I got home and laid on my chest, giving me sweet little kitty kisses. I took a photo because he was being so adorable and also to document the fact that I DO still know how to apply makeup, I just don’t bother expending energy on it regularly 😉 I have better things to do with the precious little I have.
It’s been a little while since I posted a new image, and part of that is because I’ve been hard at work getting ready for the show, then recovering, then I was helping Geoff with a really fantastic short film he made. Are you a sci fi fan? Like stories about dystopian futures? Give it a view! It’s a really cool, original concept which I’m proud to have my name attached to.
My good friend Danica is a horse trainer and I discovered she had a cream-colored gypsy vanner stallion named Booger staying with her for a few weeks. Booger was only going to be with her for a short time, so I quickly rallied Katie and got a shoot scheduled. Booger perfectly fit a series of images I’ve been wanting to shoot for years, but they required not only a horse, but an extremely specific-looking horse. Luckily, Booger fit the bill!
Those images will be coming later. For the mean time, I wanted to make as much use of him as possible, so we shot quite a few concepts. This one was Katie’s idea, sort of a companion piece to this self portrait I shot, also on a horse (Freddie, who is extremely laid-back) belonging to Danica:
Booger did such a good job! He’s only about two, a baby in horse years, and he had never modeled before. It required a lot of fast thinking, re-adjusting and everyone being on their toes, but we got some really wonderful shots! This is just the first of several which you’ll see; the others will be released as I get to them.
Thanks to Katie and Danica (who really did an incredible job of wrangling an untrained young stallion into doing the weird things we were asking of him), Booger’s owner for letting us photograph him, and especially to Booger for being such a great first-time model! Many smooches and apples to you, my friend 🙂