The show will run from Sept 17 to Oct 17, 2013.
You are welcome to come to the opening reception on Sept 19 from 4:30pm-6:30pm where I’ll be giving a talk. The college is located at 190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois.
For the first time, I will be exhibiting many of the Polaroids that I shoot as tests before shooting the film. Since I shoot film and don’t have digital feedback, the only way I can tell what I’m doing is by shooting a polaroid.
My 8x10 foot prints
And this brings me to the worst exchange I had with someone this month.
A 16 year old girl asked me how I created my photographs and so I explained that I start by using a 50 year old film camera. “What’s film?” she says I reply, “Wha?? Film! Film! Its what, until recently, was how you captured an image. You put light sensitive film – a plastic strip – in your camera.” “I don’t know. I think I might’ve heard about something like that.
Life goes on… :-)