Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Earlier in August, I had the pleasure of going to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina to photograph one of Charles W. Ward’s murals in a former Post Office building. The photography was done for the James A. Michener Art Museum in Bucks County, PA. for an upcoming exhibition and catalog of Charles Ward’s paintings. The building is now the law offices of Wellman, White & Wilson. The mural is located in a small conference room measuring 12 by 10 feet and is about 8 feet off the floor. The mural itself is 11 feet 6 inches long and 5 feet high and as you can see from views of the room and mural below, a tight fit in the room. I wish to thank Bill White who kindly had the light fixture that hangs in the middle of the room removed for the photography session. The exhibit of Charles Ward’s paintings, curated by David Leopold, opens October 31, 2009.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting and working with the people of Boaz & Ruth. A not-for-profit agency that is revitalizing the Six Points Merchant Area of Northside. If you would like more information on Boaz & Ruth just Goggle them on the Web.
Diners at the Fire House 15 Restaurant another Boaz & Ruth Business
The Chef and Crew preparing a catering order at Fire House 15
Boaz & Ruth is also involved in Revitalizing the Housing in the area and training Clients in Construction Trades. Below are two images of people on the job in a local renovation.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
In early Spring, Virginia LISC celebrated the completion of new facilities at two football fields in Richmond. LISC brought $50,000 in NFL Playing Fields Grants to Highland Park and Blackwell, which was then leveraged by a $75,000 match by the Richmond Parks and Recreation Foundation. The events at both fields brought out the community and the teams for a series of activities.
Members of the University of Richmond, National Championship Football team giving clinics to the kids at Blackwell football field.
Representatives of the Washington Redskins giving away a trip to be a Ball Boy at an upcoming game to a member of the Eagles football team in Highland Park.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Coming up this Friday is the opening of Kay Franz's exhibit "Solid Rock" at Glave Kocen Gallery. With Kay's work the trick is to show all the hues and shades of color and surface texture in her ceramic sculptures. With the shiny surfaces and firing marks all running together in lovely patterns and colors; it can be hard to light and still keep the right look. Below are two of Ms. Franz's new pieces for the show.
Lastly, I have to show an installation view from Susana Almuina's MFA exhibition that just closed at the Anderson Gallery. I have had the pleasure of shooting her work over the last two years and watching the progress. Here the job was to show the work and also the lighting of the show.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
On April 2, 2009, I photographed for the Better Housing Coalition their 20th Anniversary Celebration. It was a lovely evening and brought back a lot of memories since I have been BHC’s photographer for all of those 20 years. I remember when Mary Tyler Cheek McClenahan and Carter McDowell first had the idea for a CDC that became the Better Housing Coalition. The event was held at H. Beckstoffer’s & Sons Mill in Historic Church Hill the site of a future BHC mixed-use, mixed-income community. Besides a celebration of 20 years of work the evening also was the first presentation of BHC’s Annual Leadership Awards.
Carter and Charlie McDowell sharing a moment during the reception.
Carter was honored by having a Mews at the new development named after her.
Pat Asch and friends, Pat was recipient of the Changer of Lives Award.
Reggie Gordon speaking after receiving the Community Collaborator Award.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I have also included two other pieces from the exhibit I found interesting for the over the top decorative arts approach and the way they combine various styles from different periods.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
by Susan Adams
Recently, I have been shooting some work for the Artists pictured below. Each presenting its' own challenges and each body of work a joy to photograph.