I was thinking, wow, I don't have much going on at the moment, I need to get busy, but once I started thinking about it, I do! I still need to get busy, but a few things I have on the go for now and in the future is......
• There will be an 8 page spread in GEOkompakt magazin, Issue 50. I believe it'll be out the end of this month...of course you'll need to be able to read German or at least have Google Translate on your phone. ;-)
• Four of my photographs will be part of The BIG PICTURE for The Month of Photography Denver. The BIG PICTURE images are blown up large to mural proportions and wheat pasted all around the city of Denver and sister cites around the globe. This happens in March and April, so if you live in the area, I hope you happen upon my photos and send me a picture of the wall they're pasted onto.
• At the end of April, I'll be a visiting artist at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska, where I'll meet with students to discuss photography, do portfolio reviews and give an artist lecture.
• In September, I'll have a solo show of my project, Tharin, at Workspace Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska. The opening is September 1st and there will also be an artist lecture.
• I'm on iTunes!!! No, no, I'm not signing. I wouldn't subject anyone to that, except maybe my cat Bob Brown, and sometimes Tharin when he's trapped in the car with me. My Life Creative interviewed me back in September and it's up for your listening pleasure now. You can listen HERE. Make sure you leave a rating so the algorithm of iTunes makes it easier to find them. Just click the star.
• I'm finally biting the bullet and buying a fancy dancy photo printer to print small prints, and promotional material. I've had horrible experiences with printers, as in they were money pits, so I don't even want to consider printing anything larger than 8x12. I'm smitten with the company that prints my photographs anyway, so if it ain't broke, don't fix it! And if you're looking for an amazing printer, look no further than Panopticon Imaging. They're amazing at what they do and they're lovely to work with. Good people should be rewarded and they're good people, so hit them up for a print some day!
• To help offset my costs for this big purchase, I'm going to do a special run of a print, and would love your help choosing which print! Go HERE and like which one you most prefer.
• I will again be at Fear Nothing Derby Day this May 6th to photograph the days wonderful events and I'll be doing portraits of the attendees again. Half the profits of prints will again go back to Fear Nothing. Last time I was able to donate just under a thousand dollars, so lets break that record this year! It's always a fun day so I hope to see you there.
• Mentoring has long been requested and I've finally gotten around to offering it. You can see more info HERE if you're interested. It's for beginning photographers as well as serious hobbyists and photographers wanting to jump into the fine art photography world. I'm by no means an expert but I've learned a bit about it all here and there over the last 18 years.
• I love to share other artists, so today I'm sharing Mark Sink, not that he needs my help! He's very accomplished and his wetplates are out of this world gorgeous. Lenscratch posted a Mixed Tape on him today and it's a good one! Loved what he had to say and his music picks where right up my alley. He's the director of the Month of Photography Denver, among many, many other things. Take a look.
• A friend recently shared this on FB and it's very interesting....to me anyway, and maybe you too? Have you ever heard of 'forest bathing?' Yeah, I hadn't either, but it's a thing. I forest bathe all the time and I didn't even know it!
Thanks for taking time out of your day to read this. As always, have a wonderful day and I encourage you to get ahold of me if you'd like to discuss my photography or anything photography related really. Now it's time to get outside because it's February 17 in Illinois and it's going to be nearly 70 degrees today....which I love, but also scares me because it's not normal....but that's a whole different blog post, so I'll leave it at that.