Empty easels and bare walls. Photographs in bags and portfolio closed and packed.
After six days my first photography exhibition has come to a close.
Before last Thursday I had no clue how it would go and even many, many sleepless nights helped in vain to predict its failure or success.
I am, however, ecstatic to report that it was a huge success! With so many lovely comments from friends, family and strangers alike I have been truly humbled by it all. What I found most interesting about the whole bonkers experience is seeing what were people’s favourites as I am always unable to pick. It was also amazing to find out where people who brought them are from, with some as far a field as America and Japan!
While the exhibition is over don’t worry if you still want to buy one of my pieces, while they are still in the early numbers of their limited runs, simply click here and drop me an email I am bound to be able to sort something out.
I should also announce the winner of the photograph competition as sadly the winner was unable to come to the exhibition, what with her living 5 hours away! Quin Lott I hope you enjoy your Darkened Woods.
While the next few weeks will be busy with ordering all the photographs and packed with packing them, I will be working away with a smile. Thank you to all those who came and everyone else’s lovely words of enthusiasm and luck.
Below are a selection of shots from the reception evening so you can see what you missed!
Its all coming together, finally.
Tomorrow it starts and I’ll be tweeting and facebooking information as it progresses. For now though here is a sneak (and deliberately blurry) peek at the exhibition as it comes together.
The beginning is in sight.
Yesterday I collected the framed photographs and have spent today applying my ‘bespoke’ labels and information labels on the back of the frames. What has amazed me most about this whole thing is just how many processes it has taken to take a thought “oo that would make a good shot” to something hanging on the wall of a gallery. I would list them but needless to say there are a LOT.
The exhibition starts on Thursday so on Wednesday I will be spending most of the day trying every combination to get the perfect look for you all to enjoy. I will of course give you all a sneak peak on Wednesday of what it is going to look like plus revealing the winner of my little competition (which you can still enter here).
Until then here is a few photographs of what I’ve been doing today!
Whats on the back
and whats on the front (excuse my iPhone reflection!)
Wrapped and ready to go!
Yes I did use two song titles as the subject of my blog but, unlike Jessie J, I didn’t forget about the price tag and I am really happy with how my tags have come out in the end. With fewer than 10 days remaining until the exhibition starts its four day run I thought I would add a countdown to my blog (more as a fear creator for me than anything!).
I would love to hear if you are coming and when, and if not why not?!
As the exhibition draws closer the tick list is at last getting smaller. The mounting has been a rather gargantuan task to complete and after many arguments with mounting tape and frames I have finally completed all 26 of them!
If you would like to be in with a chance to win one of my photographs all you need to do is click on the Coffee and Countries Photograph facebook page link and share the exhibition competition link. Then all you need do is cross your fingers and let me know (by commenting on this post) which one you would want should you be the lucky one!
After a few lengthy months with sparse entries the title finally tells you what I’ve been up to.
Yes its finally happened, I’m having my own exhibition, and while its been an ambition of mine and in fact on my bucket list I never thought it would actually come about.
I will of course be posting updates as the days and weeks progress but this blog is an invitation to you all.
So save the date: 24th – 27th of May. If you’re in the UK please come down to The Burford Gallery in the Cotswolds. I would love to show off what I’ve been snapping for the past few years. For the full information about the event follow this link.
The photographs will be mainly of the Cotswolds and from around the UK although I will be slipping in some shots from the rest of my travels.
So please come along, the Cotswolds are worth a visit regardless and I’ll be incredibly pleased to meet you out of the virtual world.
Here is the first batch of photographs getting mounted and ready for the exhibition.