I am an art photographer, and I have been making some new work that I am really happy with. There is a really great opportunity for me to show this work, but I need a little help to make it happen.
The Full Story:
Recently I have been taking pictures of bubbles. I'm using a digital camera, along with an old bellows focusing attachment, and taking hundreds of very close-up pictures of all kinds of different bubbles, soap bubbles, beer bubbles, toothpaste bubbles, shaving cream, cappuccino foam bubbles, and a variety of other bubbles. I carefully take three separate, adjacent exposures and combine them into one image. I have had some really stunning results using these techniques. There is something inherently amazing about bubbles, something that young children get immediately, but as we get older the novelty wears off, or maybe we just forget about bubbles. When you look this closely at bubbles though I think the results are fascinating enough to hold anyone's attention.I am really excited to show these photos to as many people as I can, but so far I have only had the opportunity to show them to family and friends in my neighborhood. Last week I found out about a great opportunity to show this work at gallery in Minneapolis called the Cult Status Gallery. I will be showing my work along with a small group of other really talented photographers: Rhea Pappas, Brian Hart, Hilary Lund, Stephen Stephens, and Tim White.
Why I Need Your Support:
I live my life on a very tight budget, and it normally takes me 6 months or more to save up enough extra money to print and frame new work, but this opportunity to show my work is less than one month away from now. If I am unable to raise enough money to print and frame my new work I will be forced to exhibit some of my older work, which I've shown dozens of times before and is nearly two years old now. And there's no telling when I will have an opportunity this good again.
The 500 dollars I've set for a goal will cover printing and framing for four pieces, and the rewards for all of you supporters out there, but there may be room for me to exhibit up to 8 or more pieces, so please don't stop pledging just because I've reached my goal.
Costs: printing and framing for every two pieces costs me about $222, for 1 piece individually (if I end up doing an odd number) its about $117. For rewards I am assuming that I will need to mail all of them, but if you can pick up your reward the night of the show, that would help me out.
Rewards: $10 for a 4x6 signed print, $20 for a signed, framed 4x6 print, $55 for a set of three, and $160 for nine. I will do my best to give everyone their choice of which image or images they want for their reward, but I can only guarantee it if you pick your reward up in person. I can guarantee that any rewards of multiple prints will not include duplicates of the same image unless you specifically request them. All rewards are high-quality photographic prints on Kodak Endura paper, signed on the back with an archival marker, but are not editioned prints.
The Exhibition: At the Cult Status Gallery in Uptown, in Minneapolis, MN. Opening reception June 15th 7pm - Midnight. There will be refreshments for a recommended donation. The Exhibition will be up for one week, and we will have some limited open gallery hours apart from the opening party, but the specifics are still to be determined.
Beer Bubbles 01 (India Pale Ale)
Cappuccino Foam Bubbles 05
Dish Soap Bubbles 03
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