It’s up! My exhibit at the Meadowlark Restaurant in Dayton runs from now through March. It was my original intention to just display my Velvet Winter series, but with all the wall space at the Meadowlark I was able to add a sampling of The Blue Hour and Enchanted Kingdom as well. It feels SO good to have photographs up on walls again! I’ve been working on the Flying Adventures book project for such a long time that my other work has taken a back seat, and this show couldn’t be a more perfect way to get that part of my photography life up and running again.
I started by unearthing all the prints I had, signing and labeling them.
Miss Hazel was, of course, helpful in every way possible: “No prints under here!” she says.
I cleaned 42 pieces of glass…
… and did my best to frame prints without the inevitable stray hair of kitten fur finding its way in.
“Ooooh I think I see one right here!” Miss Hazel says.
This was the first time I made wall labels and proper signs for a show. I thought that since each photograph had the same info (size, price, edition number, etc.) that I could just lump all of that together on the larger project statement sign, but I realized each photograph deserves its own. Besides, if someone’s interested in it, why should they have to track down the sign in the foyer?
Each wall at the Meadowlark is unique. Two are brick but the rest are painted bold colors. I wasn’t sure if I’d like how the photographs looked on bright walls, but I love how the images pop!
The foyer is home to two of my favorite images from the series, “Silver Forest” and the title piece, “Velvet Winter.” On busy nights when there’s a wait for a table, hopefully people will enjoy the snowy view.
To view images from all three series click the links below:
Velvet Winter . Enchanted Kingdom . The Blue Hour
To inquire about purchasing photographs or scheduling an exhibit, please email me directly at
Thank you to Wiley and Lisa for the opportunity, and to John for all your help.