Sunday, 21 August 2011

August Stuff

We are once more in a bit of a tissy getting ready for our Open Studio event which kicks of on Sat Sept 3rd and runs thru to the 11th. This year I will be exhibiting some recent black and white landscape and figure works alongside the Dancers work including a preview of what may be my next main project...
My Dancers in the Dark exhibition in Stirling is finally drawing to a close, whilst it's great having work out there earning a living it's been rather a long time and must now seem like being permanent decor, and having the work back will give me the opportunity to find new audiences, have some interest from a couple of Art Galleries so who knows.
Celebration time - Had an email yesterday announcing a winning result from the Black and White Spider awards, although these are published a while ago the email announcements have just gone out. My image "Male on Plinth" received an honorable mention in the Nude category so it will be featured in their annual publication - cool !! Results
The early entry deadline is already upon us so better think about entries for next years comp already.!!
The image was with professional dancer Tony at the end of a dance shoot session at Contrast Studio in Glasgow. This was not scripted, Tony just pulled this pose for fun whilst we were packing up. Sometimes the best shots are the ones that we are not expecting !

And to round off the month we have contributed even more work into a Photo only exhibition at Gordon McFarlanes Gallery in Alloa. Its been arranged by Tim Shaw and fellow photographers Amanda and John and runs untill the end of Sept. There is an impressive range of landscape and floral work definitely worth a visit. I seem to be the only photographer offering nude work, all very tasteful of course and the owner Neil seems to be a bit of a fan. I decided to add in a couple of old prints of Holly on a light table that have been kicking about in the workshop for far too long, sorry Holly. Unfortunately one got damaged so it's come back for new glass, not the first time but this happens.
These were shot during my second and last light table shoot back in about 2007/8 ?, couldn't think how to take this idea further at the time then my neighbor wanted her sheet of toughened glass back - the bugger !!

1 comment:

Tim Pile said...

Well done on the award Dave, and I hope you get your work into more galleries as more people should really get the opportunity to see it.