I have at least one piece that will be displayed in the Exposures: Photography ’11 Exhibit coming up at the Lawrence Street Gallery in Ferndale!
Show dates: March 30 – April 29, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1st from 6-9 p.m. Awards will be presented at 7:30 p.m.
Address: Lawrence Street Gallery, 22620 Woodward Ave., Suite A, Ferndale, Michigan 48220
Hope to see you there! =]
Author and attorney, Steve Lehto, just recently published a book about the Seeberville murders of 1913. You will find that the photo of the author was taken by me, a couple of months back when I did all of the head shots for the attorneys at the Dailey Law Firm of Royal Oak, Michigan.
You can purchase the book here: https://www.createspace.com/3558865
He also has published other books, but most notably the Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation (Motor Cars General Interest), which has an introduction by fellow car-buff, Jay Leno.
If you wander on down to the Royal Oak campus of Oakland Community College, you will find a lovely display of the recent photography of the students in the program! I also have three pieces in the show, so be on the lookout. =] A big thank you to my models, Austin Shah, Colleen Griffin, Nayt Waldon and Aubrey Mayo.
The show will be up until April 22, 2011.
Juel Zamplas, photographer, friend and mentor, spent the afternoon teaching me how to use her 4×5 View Camera. She really has been absolutely amazing over the past year and a half, with her endless patience and generosity.
After a couple of hours in studio learning how to operate the camera, we took it out into the field. It was exhilarating to learn such a raw technique to make a photo. It was incredibly satisfying to make such deliberate changes to the set up to produce the desired results. For learning purposes, we used the Polaroid back and film so that we could see right away what we had taken.
Here is the first photo I took completely on my own with the 4×5 camera. Needless to say, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face for the next couple of hours.
I can’t wait to keep working with this camera for my film classes this semester.
I just recently did a photoshoot for Athena Gems, which is a custom-made jewelry business run by Dr. Ellen Athens of Bloomfield Hills.
Go check out their site to see some of the photos: www.athenagems.com – or to my portfolio page under “jewelry”. I really loved doing this shoot– they gave me complete creative control, and also asked my younger sister, Kristi Rauckis, to model in the photos. Too cool.
We ended up doing two separate photoshoots in two days, both in studio (a.k.a dining room) with extensive hair and makeup. Kristi is incredibly intuitive when it comes to doing hair, and she did her own for both of the shoots. I did her makeup and applied all of the glitter that has now been tread all throughout our house. It was two really long days of hard work, but I’m really pleased with the results. =]
This semester is off to a great start- I have three film photography classes (4×5 view cameras, here I come!) and a web graphics class that promise to be nothing short of awesome. I’m planning a bunch of fine art shoots over the next month or so, and will have a fine art section in my portfolio posted soon after.
I’m also looking to enter my work into a couple of local art shows, so if my work is accepted, I’ll keep you all updated on locations and times you can see my work in person. =]