New photo show coming in October!

Fountainbleau live oak, 2012. (Copyright 2014 / Andrew Boyd)

Fountainebleau live oak, 2012. (Copyright 2014 / Andrew Boyd)

PHOTO SHOW NEXT MONTH

It’s a season of framing, image editing and decision making: I have a big photo show coming this October! I have the immense privilege and pleasure to announce that this October 18th, I will have a show opening at the Henry Hood Gallery in Covington, La., alongside the fantastic landscape painter, Gail Hood. Gail is so amazingly talented: it’s a bit intimidating to be showing with her! This will be the night of the Fall for Art coordinated art openings in Covington that’s held each year.

So now it’s the frenzy and hard work of trying to get ready, to pace myself and get it all done in time. Since I like to build my own framing material and frame my own prints, I’ve spent a couple of weekends making the framing stock that I’ll use for all of the photographs. This show will feature mostly large prints so each frame is a custom size–more work, but definitely a better result.

Mostly-finished framing stock. I mill my frames from poplar. This batch here is ready but still needs final sanding. (Copyright 2014 / Andrew Boyd)

Mostly-finished framing stock. I mill my frames from poplar. This batch here is ready but still needs final sanding. (Copyright 2014 / Andrew Boyd)

I’ve moved just a bit onshore for this show: from the water’s edge to the cool, leafy canopy of the live oaks overhead. My imagery will all be of these majestic and mysterious beasts — the anchors to our landscape that have so grabbed my imagination and my heart. I hope to share with everyone my sense of awe for these ancient trees, silent witnesses to so much of our human history.

Live oak, Manresa Retreat House, Convent, La.,  2012. (Copyright 2014 / Andrew Boyd)

Live oak, Manresa Retreat House, Convent, La., 2012. (Copyright 2014 / Andrew Boyd)

This show has also been a struggle on a more mundane level.  I’ve changed computers since I last did any serious printing and even though I saved and imported the settings used in creating the split-toned images I make, the results have not been the same. Even though my new machine’s monitor has been calibrated, things are just different enough to affect the subtle colors that I’m trying to achieve. So it’s been back to the drawing board, making test print after test print.

Deciding what colors I will map my shadows and highlgihts to involves making actual prints. You really can't judge from the computer screen. (Copyright 2014 / Andrew Boyd)

Deciding what colors I will map my shadows and highlgihts to involves making actual prints. You really can’t judge from the computer screen. (Copyright 2014 / Andrew Boyd)

It’s been tough but actually a good process to go through, forcing me to make important decisions about the feel I want to create in the final printed images.

I’ll have more to share about this entire process as things move along. For now, it’s time to buckle down and get everything assembled. Wish me luck!

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Photographer, videographer and photo editor. Host and creator of The Discerning Photographer web site. Currently a Canon shooter.

2 Comments on "New photo show coming in October!"

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  1. Dianne says:

    Andrew,
    The images look wonderful. I see the movement, I feel the dew. Can’t wait.

  2. Thanks Dianne. Hope you can make the opening.

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