I had no idea how much work and cost went into doing a gallery show of my photos. When One Art Space contacted me based only on their viewing my Instagram page, I was pretty surprised, but also flattered. So much so that I just plunged ahead without understanding the obligation. I suggested that we produce a show as a fund raiser for Parkinson's disease and Dan Giella, the owner of the gallery, immediately donated his resources and commissions, thereby increasing the potential of raising more money after expenses for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, to whom we will donate a portion of our proceeds. That just left the work and cost of shooting, processing, printing and installing the photographs, identifying and contacting several hundred potential attendees, getting refreshments, flowers, music,, labels and pricing, a brochure, etc. etc.. One Art Space has a great team of support and experience and I want to thank Dan Giella, Diego Ponce and Ishaat Hassain for their tremendous help in getting things done ahead of schedule. And my wife and partner in life, has been unbelievably supportive and helpful, which does not describe what she has done for this show. I would never try something like this without her.
Tonight is the reception and if you are reading this, you are invited. See the link. From 6 to 9 PM, 23 Warren Street, ground floor.
So when I was satisfied with the shots I had processed and saved, I had to select a lab to do enlarged metal prints, the only way I want to sell my photos. I looked at four labs in terms of capability, experience, dependability and location. I settled on a local lab and it was a good decision. There is comfort in using a lab where you can simply drop-in to check on the work. The lab delivered the metal prints yesterday and we installed them immediately.
There are 6 48x32, 1 60x40, 8 24x36, 1 26x24 and 1 12x12. And the facility lighting really brings out the best in these photos.
I would love to see you there tonight.