Monday, December 27, 2010


Earlier this month I was a recipient of the a Gold Medal from the National Art Museum of Sport for their on going exhibit Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport. This is a huge honor and the work in the show in general is amazing, let alone the fantastic work in the permanent collection. This honor will be accompanied by a reception at the NAMOS at IUPUI on January 20th.

So since I spent all last week working on Black and White PhotoWorkshop, which I finished the 8th chapter on Christmas day, I treated myself to a half day off and took Denzel and Dajon down to the NAMOS to check out the work and so Denzel could brag a little bit more about all the awards the photos of him have garnered. He was humbled just a bit when reminded that the photo of Dajon was currently on display in a gallery in London, via the London Photographic Association.

Museum Director Ann Rein took us on our own private tour of the work and we all had a great afternoon, which was really a great way to not only see so many really "tight" pieces of art, as the boys noted, but also got to hear some great "behind the work" stories. For as much as the boys really liked the boxing art work, I think all the basketball player portraits was probably even more interesting to them.
Thanks to Ann for taking the time for us, and it was great to spend an afternoon with two pretty great kids! I can't wait for them to get to come over to Dayton for the solo exhibition of the work at the DVAC. That project is virtually done as well... I need to redo 2 pieces, but I just finished the blow torch portion of the UV coating process of the last of these images.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Whole lotta busy...

At least I don't have a lot of gifts to buy!

It has been far too long to since my last blog post here.  Although I keep saying that I am too busy to work on it, I keep finishing other things to procrastinate from the things that I must get done, that I am finally down to blogging to take a few away from the other real, big projects.

Currently, I am on Chapter 8 of my next book, Black and White Photo Workshop.  It is exactly as difficult as I thought it would be, and of course I have been pushing things off so that now I am coming up on the deadline awfully soon!  I am not sure that actual deadline, but it is soon. On top of that, I have to have 20 images printed, mounted and framed from the boxing project by January 5th, although, by the end of the year sounds pretty good! Scroll down to see more of those to get a feel for the size and scale of them!

Let's add a bit more I have had 2 editing projects, one got done yesterday and one to finish over the weekend, and 2 more to come after the first of the year.  I am excited to be doing editing work for Wiley as well as now Amphoto!

...and I have still had some actual photography projects, nothing too big, but work nonetheless.

The best part about all this is that when I am done, I will truly get to reap the rewards of my hard work in January and February with going to the galleries and getting to see the book in print.

Ok, so that is all for right now, that wasn't so bad. Back to work!