Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A Photographer on World Yoga Day

Yesterday was "World Yoga Day," and I saw this posted on Instagram:

I haven't done the middle one or the lower right, but I think I've done versions of the rest over the years...

Sunday, June 05, 2022

Every Piece from the "4 a.m." Exhibition

Here's all 44 images that were shown this past spring at in my "4 a.m." exhibition at the Concordia Gallery. They are shown as if you were walking clockwise around the exhibition. (Click here to see some photos from the exhibition.)

Click any image to enlarge.

“Flooded Harriet Island, 4:30 a.m.”

“Gold Medal Park in Downtown Minneapolis During a Light Snow, 4:45 a.m.”

“Blinking Lights, 4:45 a.m.”

“The Southeast Steam Plant and the 35W Bridge, 4:15 a.m.”

“Under the 35W Bridge, 4:30 a.m.”

“Cup Foods Deli, 4:35 a.m.”

“Downtown Minneapolis Through a Hole in the Bridge, 4:25 a.m.”

“Lake Street, 4:15 a.m.”

“The Hennepin Ave Bridge and Grain Belt Beer Sign, 4:30 a.m.”

“Tulips at Lakewood Cemetery, 4:45 a.m.”

“Waves Crashing at Grand Marais on Lake Superior During a ‘Gale Warning,’ 4:30 a.m.”

“VFW Flag on Memorial Day, 4:30 a.m.”

“Eight Stories of Bob Dylan, 4:25 a.m.”

“Como Park in a Light Snow, 4:35 a.m.”

“The Minnesota State Capitol Reflected in the Minnesota Senate Building, 4:50 a.m.”

“Waves Crashing on the Riverboat Ramp Along the St. Croix River, 4:40 a.m.”

“Under the Stone Arch Bridge, 4:25 a.m.”

“Love, 4:45 a.m.”

“Downtown St. Paul with Moving Trains, 4:50 a.m.”

“The Mermaid in Schiffman Fountain in Como Park, 4:50 a.m.”

“Ghost Deer at Fort Snelling, 4:15 a.m.”

“Yarn Bombing on Kellogg Ave, 4:15 a.m.”

“Shine On, 4:40 a.m.”

“Under the Stone Arch Bridge During the Drawdown, 4:35 a.m.”

“Adirondacks at Bde Maka Ska, 4:40 a.m.”

“Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4:50 a.m.”

“Parking Lot, 4:50 a.m.”

“Hennepin Avenue Bridge from Nicollet Island, 4:15 a.m.”

“Historic Fort Snelling in the Fog, 4:25 a.m.”

“The Cathedral of Saint Paul with Blooming Trees, 4:15 a.m.”

“The Fall Colors from the High Bridge, 4:25 a.m.”

“Where George Floyd was Killed 36 Hours Prior, 4:35 a.m.”

“Respect the Struggle, 4:40 a.m.”

“George Floyd Memorial One Year Later," 4:15 a.m.”

“Abolish the Police, 4:50 a.m.”

“‘Say Their Names’ Cemetery, 4:30 a.m.”

“George Floyd on Lake Street, 4:45 a.m.”

“Stronger Together, 4:45 a.m.”

“Inside a Burned Down Wendy’s, 4:55 a.m.”

“Fall Colors from Under the Hennepin Ave Bridge on Nicollet Island, 4:45 a.m.”

“Driftwood on Raspberry Island, 4:50 a.m.”

“Under the Franklin Ave Bridge, 4:35 a.m.”

“The Stone Arch Bridge, the Southeast Steam Plant, and the 35W Bridge Over the Mississippi, 4:50 a.m.”

“Under the Stone Arch Bridge, 4:35 a.m.”

Here's a link to exhibition photos from 2 months ago, and that link has more links relevant to the exhibition at the bottom. So check it out!

Thursday, May 26, 2022

MCAD Scholarship Fundrasier Auction

I volunteered last week at a fancy auction event at the college where I recieved my master's degree: the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). I first helped out at last year's event, and I was asked back this year. Here are a few photos I made throughout the night:

These first 5 photos are all from the main gallery space.

I sent this portrait of Danny Trejo to my wife saying it would look lovely above our fireplace.

I was going to be stationed in this back hallway, which was actually where the guests would be
entering the main gallery space to look at the art before heading out under the large tent in the yard.

A Karen Wirth piece!

Behind me in that last photo were 4 large pieces, and those 4 were going to be part of the "main event" and auctioned off live later that night. Everything else was a silent auction that could be bid on through your phone or the iPads stationed next to the work.

An hour after we got all trained in, the space started filling up with guests:

Karen talking to someone in front of her piece.

I had to ask people to keep moving at times because it was so packed!

Back in the main gallery.

I didn't stick around when my "shift" was over, but I heard one of the 4 live auction pieces got sold in a bidding war, and it ended up going for $30,000! (I also didn't get any photos of the big tent in the yard, but it looked very similar to last year's set up only with a different piece by Aaron Dysart in the middle.) Thanks to all the bidders for helping to raise money for the student scholarship fund!!

My badge I wore all night.

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