Exhibition Q&A

Peony

I apologize for not having posted since early May, but my time has been extremely limited, and there always seems to be more items needing more time and attention than scheduled.  The photos, though, are now on display!  There are a few minor things still in need of attention, but we were able to get all of the images up on the walls today.

I have received a number of questions about the exhibit, and I thought I would take a moment and try to  answer a few of the more common ones:

  • How long  will the photos be on display?

The photos will be on display through the entire month of July.  Fresh Flours is open every day until 5:00 p.m.  Yes, you can peek through their windows after hours, but a majority of the images cannot be seen from outside, so try to plan accordingly.

  • Are the photos for sale?

The show was not intended as a vehicle for selling images.  However, I was recently approached by a nonprofit organization that operates a small printing company, and their mission is to place and support people with disabilities in the workplace.  They have equipment that can print directly onto a variety of household and personal items, and I am exploring the option of having a few select images printed on something affordable and useful, like coffee mugs.  If an arrangement comes to be, then I will post more information.  Any proceeds I collect will pay for the printing of the mugs, which supports this nonprofit’s training program.  If any additional funds are collected, they will be donated to a nonprofit cancer information and support organization.

Now, having said that, if you are still interested in a print, I ask that you please contact me directly to discuss availability.

  • Are the photos also being displayed on the web?

The photos on display at Fresh Flours will not be posted on the web until sometime after July.

  • How many photos are on display?

Twenty-six images are on display.  The majority of the images are 11″ x 14″, a good size for casual viewing at a comfortable distance.  Eight of the images, however, have been printed at 20″ x 30″.  While images printed at this size can present a few additional challenges for display, I find that some images really come to life when printed large, and wanted to share some of that “magic”.

  • Are the photos manipulated?

The images I selected to display were primarily chosen because of their dramatic lighting and/or colors.  Now having said that, it is important to note that all printed images, especially “raw” images (sometimes referred to as digital “negatives”) require some basic manipulation to made presentable for viewing.  These images, which were shot in raw format, were minimally processed in Adobe Lightroom prior to printing.  For the most part though, the colors that you see in the photos are very similar to what the cameras’ sensors recorded.  Unless clearly stated otherwise, I try to keep a light hand in Adobe Lightroom when I am preparing images for presentation .

I hope that you will be able to stop by and see the images while they are on display.  I have viewed and enjoyed more images on high quality, color calibrated monitors than I can count, but there is still something magical about seeing an image displayed as a large print framed and hung on a wall.  If your schedule permits, take a moment to stop by Fresh Flours’ Phinney Ridge location and see if  you can find that magic as well.

–Ken

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