I’m very honored to be working with Zac and Nicole Gregg along with the whole Vital Design team on the 2012 New Hampshire Film Festival! This year’s program cover will once again feature one of my images, the Portsmouth waterfront at night complete with a freighter unloading sand onto the Granite State Minerals terminal. I can’t wait for this year’s event – which will start on Thursday October 11th and run through Sunday October 14th.
I also had the opportunity to work with on creating a unique billboard image to promote the festival on Route 1! Check out the awesome behind the scenes video.
A few last minute signatures on the prints that will be in the show at Kennedy Gallery on Market Street during the month of March. I always love the challenge of going through the archives to find some quality stuff. It’s a great exercise to realize what you’ve learned and how your eye has developed. I realized that I might cringe at some of my older shots – but I have that much more appreciation for the challenge of shooting regularly and posting every day, as I’m sure I’d be doing more of the same work if I wasn’t trying to grow. We narrowed the selection down to sixteen of my favorite scenes from the Seacoast that would look beautiful on a wall. I hope to see you on Friday night and hear your thoughts!
A few details on the opening:
What: Art ‘Round Town
Where: Kennedy Gallery | 41 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
When: Friday, March 2nd from 5-8pm
I’m excited to announce that on Friday, March 2nd, I will be having a show at The Kennedy Gallery on Market Street (across from the Portsmouth Brewery/at the corner of Commercial Alley)! This has been a very fun project to work on, as I haven’t had a show in quite some time due to the full schedule I’ve had in the past year. My wife and I started the process of editing a ridiculous amount of images down to the ones that would make the cut for the show – as you can see in the photo above.
The show will feature scenes from the New Hampshire and Maine seacoasts, with some of my favorite shots. This will be the first time that nearly all of the shots have been in a show, with a few special images of the Memorial Bridge to commemorate its deconstruction. I hope to see you there!
As I’ve written before, I’ve enjoyed the dialogue that has erupted in town over the Portsmouth Museum of Art’s Street AKA Museum exhibit currently in the museum and adorning building walls throughout town.
I noticed recently that the piece by Herakut on State Street (the one that features a man reading a newspaper along with a little girl) was created with an authentic Wall Street Journal, and that the paper has begun to peel away from the wall. The textures of the newspaper along with the painted wall and drawing made for a fascinating shot, one that I chose to present in black & white to focus on the textures itself instead of the vibrant colors of the scene. I’ll be interested to see what happens in another month when the exhibit is scheduled to close….which pieces will stay, which will go?
The Player’s Ring is a 19 year old organization located inside this 19th century brick building on Marcy Street, along the border of Prescott Park. I’ve always loved the personality of this little structure, and I know some of the players who are regulars in the performances…and they are fascinating & great people. Check out the building sometime and treat yourself to a play – if the poster in the door is any indication, it’s full of originality.
Here is a view of Pleasant Street and the dove above Brazo courtesy of Case (good name – I might add!). This is probably one of the most missed murals in town, neatly tucked above Brazo in somewhat of a natural setting. The shot below by Alexandros Vasmoulakis is probably one of the most commented on in town, as far as I’ve noticed. The mouth and vibrant colors are definitely striking – especially when you don’t expect to encounter a giant piece of street art. I’m not sure that it’s “Portsmouth”, but I think that’s part of the whole point – it’s gotten a great dialogue going…and has made the Marple & James building a bit more interesting for a few months.
This installation by Bumble Bee appeared on the Getty on Islington Street. Bumble Bee also did the installation next to one of my new favorite spots in town, Kaffee Vonsolln…which will be featured soon. I’m having such a blast running around town and shooting these bursts of interestingness showing up around town. Had a blast at the opening for the exhibit at the Portsmouth Museum of Art…and love the whole idea of collaboration.
Below is one of Bumble Bee’s pieces in the museum exhibit.
Herakut has some impressive pieces in town as part of the current Portsmouth Museum of Art exhibit guest curated by Beau Basse. You’ve seen a previous installation in “Sitting on State Street” where their fascinating technique features actual newspapers, some photorealistic faces and some traditional feeling street art. A tremendous congratulations the the Museum and the artists for a fantastic packed-house opening night and some awesome exhibits – which have definitely generated some interesting conversations around town!
This week’s feature of the Portsmouth Museum of Art’s Street AKA Museum collaboration continues with the artist Shark Toof. At the Harbour Place marina, Shark Toof has made quite an impression on those who’ve seen it in person…utilizing a pretty fascinating painting process along the brick walls that line the wooden dock of the marina. I can only imagine how striking it must look from the water – especially if you’re not expecting to see it. Looking forward to getting back once the third shark is finalized…and to sharing more of the murals around the city through the rest of the week.
Today’s installation of Street AKA Museum comes from State Street. This is part of my normal walk when I head to Googie’s for lunch….and I think it adds a whole new dimension to the streetscape. This spot also used to be the home of Puttin’ on the Glitz, and since the store had moved out – the space had an overly empty feel to it. This one is pretty fascinating with the different elements/materials used – stop by this week to check it out. More installations to follow through the week!