Yesterday Lex Jenkins and I drove to tour my darkroom and then we drove about 35 miles to Dallas. We visited the Afterimage Gallery and saw many wonderful prints from a wide assortment of photographers. The current show is Mark Citret who is a California photographer that works in large format. The images were printed on a paper that Kodak used to have in their catalog called Vellum. This is a very interesting look. Ben Breard is the owner and has been in business for over 25 years as a photographic gallery only. We visited with David Donovan who is Ben's matter and framer and a pretty good photographer in his own right. www.afterimagegallery.com www.ddonovan.net We then went to eat and then to Photographs Do Not Bend. Dumb name but they had a Michael Kenna show up and there were in excess of 30 images hanging on the walls. Lex was in heaven. www.photographsdonotbend.com The intrepid viewers moved on to a place I usually by Light Impressions mat board. Photographic Archives. Andy met us at the door and help me decide what size mat board I needed to mount a print I own and retrieved the board. He then gave us a cooks tour of his work area. His business is mostly restoration and framing. We were in there well after closing time and Andy was very generous with his time. web site there but not active Lex and I drove back to my house and parted company around 6pm. No one was harmed on this trip to Dallas.