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Photos of my gallery show this past weekend.
Old 05-20-2019   #1
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Photos of my gallery show this past weekend.

This past weekend (May 18-19), I had a joint gallery exhibition at a small local gallery, along with a local painter. I had 10 photos in the show, and the painter had 4 oil paintings, plus 2 of his sketches that were part of his process.
The show was arranged by the gallery owner, but I had total freedom as to what I wanted to show. I chose 10 color images (all 35mm film) from a body of work that I have been slowly building up over the past 6 years. I chose the images in pairs and so I displayed them in pairs.

Before the opening, I managed to get a few photos of the work all hung in the gallery. I thought some of you here might like to see how it looked.













And here's me next to some of my photos.

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Old 05-20-2019   #2
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Nice show! I like the idea of "pairs". Could you share your thought process on the pairing? Composition, color, subject? Cheers, jc
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Old 05-20-2019   #3
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Well done, Very Cool... Congrats !

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Congrats! Ironically even on screen, it comes across that they look amazing printed. I think you made an excellent selection, what I see here looks even better together than what I've seen you post on this forum. If it's not too much work, could you post the scans together in one place, like here in this thread? I'd love to see this selection of images head on.
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Very nice, thanks for sharing!
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Congrats! It must be a great satisfaction for you! Love what I see, great idea to show them in pairs. Bravo!
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Congratulations. Well deserved. I have admired your photographs online for a long time, especially your colour work, learning from your posts and even attempting to emulate your achievement with very limited success. Again, well done.
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Well done and well deserved .
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+1 What Greg said.
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Congratulations, Colton. I know that this requires a lot of work. I used to do shows many years ago. Well done.
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It was a really great show, Colton. Since you are getting bigger turnouts, maybe more elbow room for next show?
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Congratulations, Colton! I have always admired your colour work.
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Congratulations, really nice images ... and nice to see the person behind the forum name.

EDIT ... and I'll ad I visited your web site and would recommend that experience to others.
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Old 05-20-2019   #15
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Thank you all so much for the kind words. The show was a success and I am really happy with how everything came together.



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Nice show! I like the idea of "pairs". Could you share your thought process on the pairing? Composition, color, subject? Cheers, jc
The idea to pair the photos really came out of the selection process. I have been building this body of work for the past 6 years, and in the past 2 years I have been making selections with the goal of eventually publishing a book. The images for the show all came from that much larger selection of work. As you can probably imagine, it's not easy picking 10 images from a body of work that has hundreds of images
I started by just selecting my 10 favorites, but those images didn't really show the full extent of the idea behind the body of work. Then I started selecting images based on particular sub themes (shadows, shape, color) and I found that narrowed the overall idea into different theme altogether, and what I really wanted was a selection of images from each of the sub-themes that showed different parts of the whole of the general idea. As the overall selection of images came together in part from the process of making a book, I thought of selecting images in pairs as if they were on opposite pages, and found that in selecting pairs, I ended up with a selection that showcased more the entire scope of the body of work. Then I thought, why not display the images in pairs as if they were in a book. In the end, I think it worked really well.


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Congrats! Ironically even on screen, it comes across that they look amazing printed. I think you made an excellent selection, what I see here looks even better together than what I've seen you post on this forum. If it's not too much work, could you post the scans together in one place, like here in this thread? I'd love to see this selection of images head on.
Here's a link to the flickr album I made when I was selecting the images.
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Thanks for sharing with us your thoughts and your process.
Editing and sequencing are an important part in our photographic activity. Grazie!
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Wonderful! Congrats, Colton! And thanks for sharing!
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I like the way you think, pairs is a great idea. Was that Talent, OR or Medford? I think about you every time I go Portland to visit friends and family. The show looks wonderful.
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Great job Colton. I always enjoy your work. You have a great sense of design and color
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I like the way you think, pairs is a great idea. Was that Talent, OR or Medford? I think about you every time I go Portland to visit friends and family. The show looks wonderful.
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Nicely done, Colton. Congratulations! I too love how you chose pairings of images. The themes resonate and the set is impressively cohesive.
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Nicely done, Colton. Congratulations! I too love how you chose pairings of images. The themes resonate and the set is impressively cohesive.
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Sweet! Make sure to hold onto those gallery photos, especially since they’re digital. They can be pretty important for researching the exhibition history of an artist.
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Brilliant work, Colton. Congratulations.
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Great job Colton, we are so happy you have this recognition. Were you able to offer your work for sale there?
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