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So the Dallas ABC News affiliate, WFAA, shared my recent shot of the T-rex statue (from Dinosaur Valley State Park) and comet neowise on their social media. 🤩
The Tyrannosaurus statue is one of the iconic Sinclair Dinoland 1964 New York World’s Fair dinosaur statues (designed by Louis Paul Jonas) 🦕🦖 that can be found at the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas.
Source Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDM7ZTHBFLW/
WFAA shared the post on July 28, 2020.
I’m thrilled to announce that my photograph “True to a Stereotype” (depicting a Texas Longhorn in a field of bluebonnets at sunset) was named a Grand Prize Winner in the Texas Department of Transportation’s 2020 Don’t Mess With Texas Photo Challenge. 🤠
And like dominoes my entire spring is falling to the wayside of COVID-19, photography workshops, planned business trips and photo outings so I could have more content to sell and use for exhibitions is gone. The loss of that is so hard to quantify, as that is tied into the creation aspect of my art.
What is much easier to quantify is the loss of income I’ll experience from the cancelled art festivals where I was planning to vend. It will hurt, but I can weather it.
But as much as this is an inconvenience, as much as it may have financial impact, at the end of the day this is about the health of our community. These measures are about slowing the progression of the disease so we do not overwhelm our medical institutions, and about trying to protect those who would be most vulnerable to exposure. I support those efforts.
I’ve gone ahead and removed mention to all of the various festivals and exhibitions that have been cancelled this Spring from my website that I was to vend and attend at.
Join me and many other local artists for the reception for the latest show “Math is Fun” this Saturday, February 29 from 7pm-10pm at Central Arts of Hurst located at
362 E Pipeline Rd. I have some of my astrophotography works hanging in the show, but I’ll also have a variety of prints available for sale too. If you can’t make it out, the work will remain on exhibit through March.
As a photographer trying to capture the Milky Way, there is a mathematical formula (the NPF rule) that helps us calculate what our long exposure should be based on our gear set-up: (35 x aperture + 30 x pixel pitch) ÷ focal length = shutter speed in seconds. The trick with astrophotography is understanding that just as our planet has a daily rotation, and rotates around the sun, that our solar system is in movement as well as our galaxy and all the celestial bodies in between. This means that while you need long exposure to catch such faint and distant light at night, you only have so many seconds before the camera tracks the movement of the celestial bodies. Generally speaking for milky way shots I shot at less than 15 seconds, but star trails can go for hours.
My first show of the year was a great success. Not only was there a great turn out supporting all the artists in the IGKooAS exhibition, but I sold some work too. Thank you for your support! If you missed joining us for the reception, the work will be on display through mid February at Central Arts of Hurst in the Bellaire Shopping Center located at 362 E Pipeline Rd in Hurst, Texas.
You can see my piece “Fire, Dance With Me” (and a few others) hanging in the exhibition that opens this Saturday January 18 from 7pm-10pm at Central Arts of Hurst located at 362 E. Pipeline (in the Bellaire Shopping Center)!
Be sure to find me at the reception and ask me how I got the shot, was the model really a girl on fire? 🔥🔥🔥
For details about the Art Show and Reception, click here.
Gordon Parks’ career spanned decades, the Amon Carter Museum currently has an exhibition, The New Tide representing his early works from 1940-1950, closing December 29, 2019. Parks is one of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century, who was not only remarkable for his photographic eye, but in his innate ability to tell a narrative. He was a groundbreaking photographer because he managed to cross the racial divide and pave the way for the minority photographers who would follow in his steps. He became the first African American photographer on staff at LIFE magazine, and also published work in Ebony magazine. His corpus of work covers fashion photography, Harlem, key influential figures and celebrities, the industrial war complex, and the civil rights movement presented with a bold and thoughtful look at community, inequality and poverty.
The entire exhibit was truly wonderful, but here are a few of the works that specifically stood out to me.
One of his most iconic photographs, is of Ella Watson, the Washington DC government charwoman, depicted standing in front of the American flag with a broom and mop in either hand as an allusion to Grant Wood’s famous American Gothic painting. This photo was the cover on Ebony magazine after the first American independence Day during World War II. Parks was not only ‘speaking’ to the hundreds of magazines that in a strike of patriotism had plastered their front covers with ‘Old Glory’ but he seized the moment to also speak to the inequality still present in America. The photo becomes a commentary on the times and demonstrates the artists thoughtful capability at creating a visual narrative.
The day started off chilly, but soon was absolutely perfect. You know it’s going to be a good festival when you sell a piece while still setting up! I always enjoy meeting new people, talking about my work, and am so appreciative for all the kind words and support. So thank you very much for visiting me during this year’s Keller Art Walk.
I’ll be at the Keller Art Walk tomorrow (Saturday, November 16th from 9am-5pm), in Old Town Keller. My booth (Number 44, circled on the map) is located in front of the Seven Mile Cafe. I’ll be debuting for sale new photographic works, and also bringing some of my older work too. The festival is free to attend, with free parking, and features Live Music 👨🎤 and a variety of local Artisans. 🖼
For festival info visit: https://www.cityofkeller.com/…/art-shows-ev…/keller-art-walk