Incredibly, out of the 1700 or so images submitted and of the 50 or so chosen, the LACP has once again picked two images of mine for their upcoming 2018 street shooting exhibition. One image will be hung in the physical exhibition and the other will be in their online gallery. These are now the sixth and seventh images of mine to be picked by the LACP for any of their various exhibitions since I started submitting shots for their consideration in 2013.
I want to so sincerely thank everyone at the LACP for all their endless hard work and most especially Julia Dean for founding the LACP and for giving photographers in Los Angeles this amazing venue and exposure.
The image above, Adelita, was one of the shots I submitted that wasn’t selected. I love it though and I’m pretty sure I never posted it here on 50lux.com so there it is!
I don’t like to post the actual images that have been selected for the exhibition until after the show has ended because I just feel like that’s stealing the LACP’s thunder, so to speak. For the time being, these two images really are theirs to display to the world. So I offer this one in their place. As I said, it’s one of my favorites. Anyway, once again, I’m extremely grateful to everyone at the LACP, but also to everyone who follows this blog and hits the like button on any of my posts. It means a lot.
I’m not as good at promoting myself as I should be. I shoot and post process images and put some of them here. There are so many that I don’t post here, however. It’s overwhelming actually. I wish I had more of the required ground game together.
I’ll post another shot and more information on the show in the next week. Till then, thank you again to just about everyone on the planet who has ever looked at even just one of my images and liked it. A massive thank you to my lovely wife, who has always believed in me, no matter how crazy the idea or project.
I also want to thank Leica and Nikon. Their gear is the stuff that dreams are made of and none of it has ever let me down.
Thank you to all,
Jan 28, 2018
And P.S. How could I forget, a big thank you to WordPress, which has been really the only tool I’ve had that allows me to get my own work out, unfiltered, curated only by me, to the world. Thank you, WP!
“Eggleston was in New York during the last week in October for the opening of a new exhibition of his work at the Zwirner gallery that runs through December 17. All of the nearly 50 images in the show were taken in the ’80s as part of a mammoth series called The Democratic Forest, which in its entirety includes some 12,000 images. But in the Zwirner show, for the first time, many of the images have been reproduced on a giant scale, some of them five feet across. Staring at them on opening night (and it is a measure of how Eggleston is idolized, particularly by the young, that hundreds of people braved a truly filthy rain to attend the opening), I thought, when you make a picture that big, there is no room for error, no place for a photographer to hide. And in this case, no need. You could put these pictures on a billboard, and they would lose none of their integrity.”