Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Abandoned Buildings at the Blank Wall Gallery

Happy to announce that I will have two pieces included in the upcoming "Abandoned Buildings" exhibition at the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece. The show runs from October 26th through November 7th and will include 100 images from international photographers all focusing their lenses on the beauty of abandoned buildings. The image shown here is one of the images selected for the show.

If you are in the area, the Blank Wall Gallery is located at: 55 Fokionos Negri Street 11361 - Athens - Greece or you can find them online at BlankWallGallery.com.

I'm very excited to be part of this exhibition since the Blank Wall Gallery does so much for the international photography community. Apart from running a beautiful gallery in the heart of Athens and doing a lot to promote the work of up and coming photographers, the good folks at the gallery do not charge for submissions to their exhibitions. The way the gallery is setup, you only pay a small fee if your work is selected and this covers the printing and costs for the show. It's very reasonable. They do so much for the community in running shows like this that I am especially honored to be included in this upcoming exhibition. They really do a beautiful thing by bringing the world of photography to the viewers in a comfortable modern setting right in the heart of the walking district of Athens. I do hope you will get a chance to check out the show, even if it's just online (although, if you do make it to Athens, please let me know.) If you're a photographer why, it goes without saying really but I encourage you to enter your work for upcoming shows at the gallery. (I typically include them in my regular feature called "Opportunity Weekend" but you can also opt to receive their newsletter on their website if you are serious about exhibiting there and would like to get details about upcoming calls for entry directly from the gallery.)

From the back alleys of rural Texas to the walls of a gallery in Athens. Who knew photography could take us so far, right? I hope you enjoy the trip as much as I do.

Until next time...

PS This image taken in an abandoned schoolhouse in the rural Texas Hill Country. The poetry of emptiness is such a wonderful thing to explore.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Opportunity Weekend - September 14, 2018

Diana Photo composite of houses and a Greek village in Santorini
OK, I admit it. I was up late playing with the crack app again. Can you blame me? That thing is so addictive. Those dice? Oh, don't get me started. Crack app aside, here are some opportunities for you this week:
That's a bunch of opportunities for you to go out and get after this week. Go out and get some and good luck.

Until next time...

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Opportunity Weekend - September 8, 2018

If you are a photographer or artist in search of galleries, publications, and the like where you can showcase your work, I present a fairly regular column called "Opportunity Weekend." The idea being these opportunities are posted over the weekend for you, so that you can send your work out and into the hands of folks looking for new work. I've had a few newcomers to the blog recently so I thought it best to explain things again, in case you were not following all along. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, here are some opportunities for you this weekend:
That's a lot of great opportunities this week. I hope you get out and get some.

Until next time...

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Opportunity Weekend - September 1, 2018

A colorful abstract image featuring swirls of red, teal, purple and white
Opportunity comes in colors for you this week. Here are some opportunities for you:
That's a bunch of calls to get after so go on, get some.

Until next time...

Monday, August 27, 2018

My home, My little home, A little house of my own

There is an old Greek proverb that says, "My home, my little home, a little house of my own." This basically translates into "Home, Sweet Home" in English, although there is something a bit lost in that translation. I believe we all have nesting instincts of sorts. That deep down inside, no matter how much of a nomad we appear to be, there is a part of each and every one of us that loves to come home again. There is just something about the peaceful solitude of home that signifies comfort. Home is a place where you can kick your shoes off, relax, enjoy a cup of tea in your favorite comfortable chair, maybe curl up with a good book and forget the world.

This summer, I've been fielding a lot of questions. "Where are you going next?" is often among the top. I get it a lot. After having been to China and other assorted places like Dakota, Peru, Iceland, Santorini, and frankly a few others that didn't quite make my fast flying fingertips, I have to say I'm enjoying a quiet rest at home. I'm trying to fix up the house, to get my home studio to the point where it is setup fully and flowing freely. I have made a lot of progress on this front but it's not quite all the way. Frankly, I am at the point where I would prefer to nest, to cuddle up, and finish what I have here, rather than trying to jaunt off yet again. There are always exotic locations out there to explore, I know they will wait for me. The road goes on forever and I am a consummate explorer. I have grown to expect this, yes, but I also appreciate the quite solitude of home as there is a wonderful comfort there as well.

If I had to travel, if I had to pick a place right now, I'd probably be looking at Oregon, Fiji, Faroe Islands, Madagascar or someplace in Africa (Tanzania too comes to mind. God, how I wish I could visit and shoot Stone Town.) Right now though, right at this very moment in time, Zanzibar will have to wait. I really want to snuggle up with a good book and forget about life for a few seconds. Am I really not allowed to do that? I hope you will forgive me for not exploring as much as I could be and allow me this quiet solitude.

I hope you get to enjoy your quiet solitude, your home, some this summer as well. The craziness of travel and autumn will bring lots of surprises, excitement, and energy our way soon enough. Enjoy the peace while it lasts.

Until next time...

Opportunity Weekend - August 26th 2018

New England front porch in downtown Dover, New Hampshire featuring a white door with lace curtains, a porch painted red, peeking through green bushes
There's an old saying, "When one door closes...check to see if it has lace curtains and photograph the heck out of it. Then, submit it to juried shows!" Actually, as you probably know, that's not exactly how the old saying goes but, heck, it's time to re-write some of those old beliefs, is it not? Here are some opportunities for those "closed doors" of sorts:
That's a bunch of opportunities to get after this week so go on, beat down those doors.

Until next time...

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Opportunity Weekend - August 18th, 2018

Catch a boat, catch a lobster, catch an opportunity off a pier using a worm on a string. Hey, folks, it's time for opportunity weekend once again. Here are some opportunities for you, lemon and butter sauce not included:
Maybe not as cool as a nice cold beer at this place but enough to get after it so good luck out there.

Until next time...

PS This one from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I hear it's a popular restaurant. Well, popular, that is, unless maybe you're a lobster.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Opportunity Weekend - August 11, 2018

Night time is the right time for some hot new opportunities. OK, so it makes for a corny introduction but, hey, it's opportunity weekend, were you really expecting something that was actually funny? Here are some opportunities for the week. Good luck out there!
That's a bunch of entries for you to chase into the night so get going and good luck.

Until next time...