Day: April 17, 2015

Downtown Denver Arts Festival

The Denver art show I referred to in my last post is the Downtown Denver Arts Festival. It will be held May 22-24 on the grounds of the Denver Performing Arts Center. The hours are Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. More information on the activities can be found here. (Admission is free by the way.) If you live in or are going to be in the area, stop by and say hello.

 

Production Mode

Every year I sell several hundred greeting cards featuring my photos at the summer outdoor art festivals that I participate in. They’re not a huge moneymaker but I like to have something priced at a point that anyone interested in my work can afford. Some photographers have their cards and even their larger images printed commercially. I prefer to print them all, from small to large, myself. So everything I sell from the largest framed prints on down to the greeting cards is my own work.)

My first show this year is in May in Denver so I’ve been busy the last few weeks getting ready, not only with cards, but the larger works as well. This year I decided to print out all the cards I thought I’d need for the whole summer at one time rather than print them in batches as the season progresses. I just finished the printing. The photo below shows about two-thirds of them set out on every available flat surface in my studio to dry. There’s still the folding and inserting into display bags left to do, but that’s something I can do while I’m sitting around in front of the TV.

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POTD: Pow Wow #1

POTD: Pow Wow #1Pow Wow #1
Bozeman, Montana
2015

Starting today, I’m going to be posting a series of photos I took at the recent American Indian Council annual pow wow at the MSU fieldhouse here in Bozeman. The primary events at the pow wow were dance contests with competitions in a number categories. Twice a day there WAS a Grand Entry where all the dancers in all the categories come out on the floor at one time. We were standing on floor right were the dancers entered the arena and started their routines. The close-up views ranged from rather sedate dance steps to spectacular blurs of color and motion as shown here. (Note the one static face in the photo.)

For reasons I will try to explain later, most of the photos will be black and white (more accurately duo-tone). But I did want to post a couple in color first to give an idea of the colors of the costumes and because if I don’t, at least one person will ask what it looks like in color!