Saturday, May 17, 2008

Busy week! Colorado, Kansas & Chicago

We're off to photograph three small stories across the Midwest!

First things first, we'll celebrate Kit Nichols and Charnan Lewis's wedding this weekend in Washington Square Park. I'm going to photograph the happy couple in their wedding clothes on the F line where they met (only in New York!), then when we arrive, James will create a wacky, joyous portrait of them in the Washington Mews to match their wacky, joyous love for one another. So far props include: a flute, some balloons, a sock monkey, a rocking horse, and a copy of Bartheme's 60 Stories. If you know either of them, these items will not surprise you.

Then on Sunday it's off to Colorado for Men's Journal to make two portraits in the Denver area. I can't wait to share those stories with you when the magazine comes out--the shoot list cracks me up.

On Monday night, James is headed to Kansas to photograph Wilson Lake, a gorgeous mountain biker's paradise right in the middle of the state in the middle of the country. I'm stepping aside to let James's dad be his right hand man for two days. Take your father to work day! I know they are going to have a great time out there, and no one knows Kansas like Jim Owens.

On Wednesday night, James will join me in Chicago for a Domino shoot on Thursday. We're planning to stay the weekend and enjoy Joe's loft and a long weekend off tooling around Chicago. Anybody know any great wine stores?

Friday, May 9, 2008

Alejandro in Brooklyn

As promised, here's the scoop on Alejandro's next show:

My Little / Membrane, curated by Zeljka Himbele-Kozul and William Heath, opens at NURTUREart Gallery at 910 Grand Street in Williamsburg on May 9th.
Featured artists include Michele Beck and Jorge Calvo, Thomas Doyle, Bethany Jean Fancher, Vlatka Horvat, Yuliya Lanina, Janell Olah, Jihyun Park, Anna Stein, David McQueen, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, and Traci Tullius.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Talk next Friday at IFA

I'm participating in a panel at the Institute of Fine Arts (1 East 78th Street) on Friday, May 9th as the second part of a symposium called Forms of Seeing: Imaging, Boundaries, and Technologies. My panel, called "Technologies," meets from 1:00 to 2:30. I will be giving a brief talk (with powerpoint!) on my research into politics, abolition, and daguerreotypes in the 1850s, followed by Q&A. If you want to come early or stay late, good panels, discussions, and lunch with other researchers from across the disciplines will be happening all day, all free. Click through the link for the schedule.