Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tilt Up

Last Friday (11/9/2012) I had a solo photo show at a space called the Garage Sale Project.
For a couple years now I have been photographing Tony when we go up to Tahoe to ski, bringing along lights and camera and exploring a bit of outer-lying Sparks and Reno, where we stay overnight. More than a few times I have found myself intrigued by buildings in the industrial areas and used them as a backdrop for shooting a sort of staged portrait of Tony.

Using these photos as a start to the show idea, I was inspired more when I went to see the garage space firsthand. Across the street was the back side of the local Safeway, sporting a similar facade to some of these locations.
I then began to form a vision for the space, making each of the three walls be a different part of a study of that style of tilt up architecture. 
The third wall was perhaps my favorite. I work alot in an industrial park the town of Brisbane, CA, and have often wanted to take photos around that area and see what evolves from it. This show seemed like a prefect place to pursue that. Especially since Chris, the owner of the space, is someone I met there...

To see the Brisbane project in more detail, I have posted a link here.
The opening was fun, lots of folks came out, thanks to all of you!