Columbia Tribune Ovation

It’s out! The article by Aarik Danielson is on the net and available in this Sunday’s Columbia Tribune.

Buy a copy or check it out online.  I thoroughly enjoyed sitting down with Aarik to discuss my photography, it’s inspiration and the history photography has in my family.  I hope you enjoy the article!  Let me know what you think in the comments 😀


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Gallery Show Reception Recap

Saturday was the reception for my very first gallery show and thanks to you guys, it was not only a huge success but also a total blast.  I wanted to thank all of you who have supported me in my photographic ventures through purchasing prints, commenting on photos here and on my photoblog, sharing my photos with your friends and even helping me select the photos for the show!

Thanks to the Perlow-Stevens Gallery for hosting my photography and Sycamore restaurant for providing all the delicious food.

Thanks to Sam who had the forethought to make it a Facebook event.  You’d think that I’d be all over that since, well, I kinda do that sort of stuff for a living haha.  Well I forgot and was pleasantly surprised to see that Sam had already setup a Facebook Event and invited dozens of people!

Sam and I hung out at the photolab for a while before dropping some stuff off at my apartment and heading to the show. We played with some old photography equipment at my place, Sam has the 50mm f/1.8 pancake lens I’ve always wanted!  Took this image with it.

It had some back focus issues with my Nikon D80 but worked pretty darn good with my Nikon D700.  Ultimately I’ll stick with my 50mm f/1.8, that is until I move up to the Nikon 50mm f/1.4G which is an incredible lens, albeit a bit pricy compared to the 50mm f1.8

A ton of people showed up at the gallery to check out the new work by Patty Oblack, Cat Tesla, Elaine Fleck, Susan Bostwick, Joel Sager, Michael Bauermeister, Derrick Breidenthal and of course, ME!

One of my photography class besties came out too, actually almost all of them!

Leah brought her camera and was kind enough to take a few pics of the reception. I’ll hope I can get them from her today and share them on the blog. Until then, here’s one of Leah checking out her shots and a couple of mine.

Thanks again to everyone who came out to support me, drink some wine and eat some delicious food. 😀  Oh and don’t forget, the show continues through May 15 so if you didn’t get a chance to see it yet, there is still time!

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Gallery Show, it Only Took Like 18 Years!

Check out that camera around my neck! It only took like eighteen more years for me to get my first gallery show.  LoL

Here are the details, see you there tonight?!

I’ll be there along with all the other cool kids 😀
Hope to see you tonight!

Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Perlow-Stevens Gallery

Street: 812 East Broadway

City/Town: Columbia, MO

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Perlow-Stevens Gallery Show

I posted a few months ago about the potential for me to have my very first gallery show.  There was a HUGE outpour of support here on the blog, on Facebook, on Twitter and beyond.  So first off, thanks for all the help, the suggestions on what to submit and what to leave out.  Your thoughts were incredibly helpful to me.

Guess what, I got the show!  It’s up right now at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery and it looks great, can I say that?  Seriously though, everyone I’ve talked to has said great things about it and apparently a few people have shown interest in buying a few of the prints, which I would of course welcome!

Here is a preview of what you’ll see when you go there.  Of course everything looks different in a gallery setting.  I have always felt my images look best big and have printed each photo 20×30 inches with a four in matte mounted on archival board and put in beautiful, white Nielsen frames.  All put together they are 28×38 inch, white frames, white matte and mostly white images.  The lighting mixed with the choices on the matte and frames really helps the colors pop.

I had a great little evening last week with several friends, Chase, Sam, David, Korrie, Laura, Eric, Justin R, Sydney and a few others all joined me at Top Ten Wines for drinks to celebrate the opening of my show. Turns out it was Ping Pong Night at Top Ten, which was kind of fun to watch haha. Drunk people playing ping pong, ahem, table tennis, is always a fun venture.  It’s the reason Google added a drunk-test to Gmail for those of us who have sent unfortunate emails while under the influence… LoL  They really take it serious, brackets and all!

Perhaps the funniest part of the night were these photos captured by Sam or David, I can’t even remember, of Chase.  Make up your own story, I’ll provide the series of images…

There will be an official opening for my show, as well as a few other artists  this Saturday.  The reception is on April 10th, 6:00-9:00p.  I hear there will be free booze and food so you really have no excuse not to come!

Don’t forget you can follow the Perlow-Stevens Gallery on Twitter @PSGallery.  You can use the hashtag #PSGS and/or an @reply to them if you visit my exhibition with your thoughts.

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My First Gallery Show

I have been given the opportunity to have my very first gallery show at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery.  By the beginning of next week, I have to have a presentation together to show them my work and discuss pricing etc etc.  I was hoping for a one or two day show but it sounds like they might want to do a four is six WEEK show, which is incredible.

Certainly most of you know about my photography website, also available at if you like short URLs.

You can all help me with this tremendously by choosing your, say, six favorite images of mine.  While not all of my work is on that site, a majority of the finished work is.  If there is something missing that you’ve seen in my TwitPic stream or on this site, you can leave it as a comment on this blog.

The best way to help me is to leave a comment in this blog post, logged into your Facebook or Twitter account, with the links to my photography blog whose page the photo sits.

If you sign in with your Twitter name or Facebook and I’ll get the message in multiple places and it will hopefully allow your Twitter/Facebook friends to also see the post and maybe put in their help.

Using your twitter account and posting as a comment on this blog post is the absolute best way to help me out, spreads the word and hopefully get other people to join in.  Plus I can find everything in one place haha.

If you want to do it directly from Twitter, do the same, post the links (you can use short URLs of course) and just add the hashtag #PSGS for… Perlow-Stevens Gallery Show.

(or with short URLs, wow this is simple!)

This would be a HUGE help for me as I take my first step into the fine art photography world with my very own gallery show.  And if you are in Columbia, and the show works out as hoped, you really MUST come to the opening and the closing.  The closing will be a grand affair and both should have a champagne toast.  We all love booze right?!

Thanks again and please share with all your friends.