Thursday, September 21, 2006

Postcard Photo

The verdict is in. And I’m going (slightly) against the thoughts of the majority. Here’s the final tally (including the votes that I received by e-mail):

Clydesdales at Wal-Mart: 12
Red Wing Princess: 10
Amtrak Cousins: 8
Mennonite Sisters: 3
Marina Girl: 3
and a few older, random photos that received 1 vote each.

You told me to go with the Clydesdales. I’ve given it a lot of thought and weighed the options back and forth, and I’ve decided that I’m going with the Red Wing Princess photo for the postcard. I’m not saying all the feedback was unimportant, because I REALLY did appreciate all the notes that I received. I just had to make the call myself. I think the photo that I chose is more representative of my work as a whole than the Clydesdales. I couldn’t justify putting the horse on 500 postcards, even though I love the image. Simple as that.

Thank you to everyone who gave me their opinion. Within the month, I can send you a flashy, new postcard!

And on a completely separate note, my money is on Melrose, A.J., or CariDee to take home the title of America’s Next Top Model. The season premiere was last night. But I only saw the first of the 2 episodes. This is my early prediction. Stay tuned to see just how little I know about the fashion/modeling industry.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Postcard Image Vote

I have a gift certificate from Modern Postcards for 500 postcards of one image. The back of the postcard would have my contact info, including the title of the photo, etc. I want to get some postcards printed soon, and I want to use an image from my stay at the Anderson Center in Red Wing. I have an idea of what I’d like to use, but I want to get some feedback. Please look over the following images and post a comment with your vote. Thanks a bundle!

Cousins Waiting for the Amtrak
to go to the American Girl Doll Factory

Clydesdales at Wal-Mart

Mennonite Sisters at a Picnic

Red Wing Princess on the Patio

Marina Girl on the Phone

Back to Teaching Life

The fall semester is well underway. I teach a Digital Photo course at the University of Minnesota, a Media I class at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and a 2D/Digital Design class at the College of Visual Arts. I was supposed to teach a Digital Photo class through the Continuing Studies office at MCAD that was going to start today, but I was told on Monday that not enough people had signed up. That was alright though, because I was getting a little too overbooked. I’m pretty excited about all my classes right now. Let’s hope that excitement lasts a while.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Residency: Last Day and Back Home

I woke up early on the 31st, and went to the Tannery (making leather). I met the president, Buck Foot, and he gave me a personal tour as I made photos. I’m not sure I was able to make anything spectacular.

I packed my car, turned in my keys, and checked out the Anderson Center. As I went up to my room for the last time to check for anything I may have left behind, I walked through the door smiling. I couldn’t really help it. I looked around while smiling. I walked down the steps and out the front door while smiling. I had a great time there, and I had met some great people.

When I left Red Wing for St. Paul, I headed straight for home. I dropped off my expensive camera equipment, took my bike off the car rack, and went into Minneapolis for a meeting with the other Photo Professors at the University of Minnesota. I was right back in the swing of things. It seemed as if I had forgotten about the photos that I had made in Red Wing; I was right back in teacher mode. I couldn’t forget about these photos and their stories, so I knew I needed to start getting them on paper (or in a computer). So I had Sarah drive my car on our way back from her brothers’ football game last night, and I typed for 2 hours. If I met you in Red Wing, and you think I may be writing about our meeting, you can contact me and I’ll send you my version of events.

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