I got a message a while back from Charleston lifestyle photographer Jonathan Stout asking me if I knew anything about the Kulture Klash Arts Festival. I had heard about it on the Digitel, but didn’t really know anything about it. He asked me to introduce myself to one of the organizers and send some sample photos. I started reading about the event and looking through Jonathan’s photos from previous events. Next thing I know, I’m ordering large prints of my work to display and sell at the event. Music, art, drinks, comedy, & roller derby… I’m very excited to be a part of this festival as it looks like something that’s right up my alley.
This will be the first time that I’m showing printed versions of my photography in a gallery type of setting. I know it sounds cliche, but seeing fine art photography as a printed medium is a totally different experience then when looking at it on an illuminated LCD screen. I even tried to photograph the prints, which are all 16×24″ standouts shown here in my kitchen on the bar, but it just doesn’t come close to doing these pieces justice. The color and detail of “Abandoned Trailer” really shine as a metallic print. The stark contrast and shapes of “Columns” are even more defining. I put a lot of effort into making sure these represented my vision for them and spared no expense in creating their printed versions. The pieces I chose all have very different appeal, but demonstrate my current photographic style.
I really hope that if you are reading this and you can make it to 10 Storehouse Row at the old Navy base in North Charleston on October 9th, that you stop by. There will be a free art viewing from 1-4 p.m, and then the party starts from 7p.m.-2 a.m. which will cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Even if you just show up for the art viewing, I think you will walk away with a very cool experience. I plan on checking out the whole festival. The Charleston Scene has all of the details here, so I hope to see you there!