Wow -- I actually got there. A bit of a drive and a last minute decision, but well worth seeing. So I met Tsuyoshi -- my first face to face meeting of another APUGger. According to the program, the 91 pieces on exhibit were selected from 767 works submitted by 293 photographers. I'd say anyone with work hanging on those walls should feel proud to be there.
I was a little disappointed at the percentage of d****al work, though it was certainly of exemplary quality. Tsuyoshi's platinum/gum bichromate print was very impressive. After I work some of the kinks out my more ordinary processes I may have to check out his studio classes.
So now I wonder how many APUG ships passed quietly in the afternoon. The place was wall-to-wall people when I got there at 2:00, it wouldn't be hard to miss somebody even if I knew what they looked like. Guess we should print an APUG logo business card to clip on our shirt pockets (or stick on our foreheads ) when attending such events.
Thanks Tsuyoshi for bringing this show to our attention.
It was nice to meet and chat with you a lttile today. Hope you will work on your darkroom and make meaningful comeback to photography in general.
It was really crowded at the occasion as it always is. I have to go back to really see images there again. I got there a little late and was a little too busy meeting with familiar faces at the opening.
I was happy to find out that my print was actually sold! It was my first time to sell my print in this way. The in-house curator told me later that a wife of a curator for Johnson & Johnson bought my print. They purchase one print from the show for their corporate collection every year. I suppose mine will be a part of the couple's private collection, which sounds exciting!
If anyone happens to be in the area, stop by to see the show. It will be up for a month. There are a lot of good images at the show which will satisfy your taste.