A couple weeks ago I had my very first photography gallery display as part of my town’s First Friday Art Walk. If you’re not familiar with these events, many cities all over the US participate. It usually involves some kind of art show in the downtown area, sometimes with live music, refreshments, performances, and more. Anyway, Vincennes started these First Friday Art Walks last Fall, and Tom Bartholomew of Bartholomew Wedding Photography asked me to showcase my food photography prints in his studio.
Most of my food photography has not been seen outside of a computer screen, which is a real shame, I know. I guess I figured that if I was going to order a print to hang on the wall, it would be a picture of Holden. When I pulled out the 20×30 prints the day I received my order, I had to stand still and stare at them for a while. I think I even said out loud, “I did this. This is mine.”
I printed four 20×30 prints. Printing on canvas or framing them was way too expensive, so we opted to use hangers to display them. Tom had several on hand, but I’m going to use PosterHanger.com in the future to buy my own. The doors were Tom’s ideas, too. I’ve used old doors as a backdrop for pictures before, so these fit so well with my “rustic” style. I also had over twenty other images mounted on styrene foam board to display along shelves.
It was a fantastic night–SO many people came out! Friends, families, other photographers, complete strangers, community leaders. Thankfully I’ve overcome my shyness in recent years, and with two glasses of wine, the mingling part wasn’t as overwhelming as I’d assumed it would be.
Big thank you to Tom Bartholomew for inviting me to display my photography, and my sweet friend Dee (of DSisk Photography) who came and dropped off some old-fashioned food props for me to use. I’m doing this all again on Friday, March 6th and I’m adding a couple of images to my display as well as selling some little mounted 4×6 prints. If you missed it the first time, I’d love for you to come out! There WILL be wine and cheesecake.
Food in Focus (second showing)
Friday, March 6th 5-8 p.m.
@Bartholomew Wedding Photography
26 N. 1st Street in Vincennes