Spring 2005 Newsletter
a very full workshop schedule in 2004, I selfishly spent the first four
months of 2005 concentrating on my own work. This included making a show
of my Scotland photographs, continuing to work on some limited edition
print sets featuring my black & white work dating from 1990 to the
present, and filling print orders.
In order to have more time for my work I
will be limiting my involvement with the Erica Weston Collection to
concentrating on Brett's fine sculpture. There are two more pieces from
the Collection that are scheduled to be editioned in Bronze this year
and interest in the three pieces already available has been steady. I
will still have a lot of good Brett Weston photographs available for
sale at reasonable prices.
There were lots of visitors here in May
including Charles and Vicki Alkire from Florida, and Matt Hojnacki from
Atlanta who spent a week here braving the extreme Arizona heat while
checking out the Phoenix Art Scene and making several photographic
excursions with me to my favorite places.
framer, John Kitts, and I took a recent photo trek to Santa Fe. We
stopped in Tucson to see Terry Etherton at Arizona's only true
photographic gallery. The Etherton Gallery is worth seeing with a large
selection of contemporary and vintage photographs.
When we reached Santa Fe, we stayed with
Erica Weston where John made some photographs of her great contemporary
house while I visited
We visited the Andrew Smith Gallery in Santa
Fe, where I visited with my friend John Boland and saw a some great
vintage Edward Westons. We
had lunch in town during a great rainstorm, and later Erica treated us
to a fine homemade dinner. When we left Santa Fe the temperature was 57
degrees and when we got back to Phoenix it was 114!
the way back to Phoenix I was able to use my Arca-Swiss to make some
landscape photographs in several interesting places. Even though most of
my work tends to be abstract, I always enjoy the challenge of
working in the big outdoors.
John Kitts will be opening his 422 Fine
Furniture & Framing showroom later this month. He will feature his great
furniture along with some great photography and other art. John is
definitely the best framer I have ever worked with. If you need great
frames, then John is your man, and if you make it to Phoenix, make sure
you make it a point to see his showroom.
I am teaching an Arca-Swiss Workshop with Rod Klukas in Flagstaff,
Arizona on July 29, 30, and 31st. It is a great workshop to brush up
on using the view camera and learning what is new with Arca-Swiss.
am also teaching a Large Format Workshop with Kim Weston at Wildcat
Hill on September 23-25. Workshops at Wildcat are always a fantastic
experience. Check www.kimweston.com for details on this and other
workshops that Kim and Gina give.
I also have some private tutorials
scheduled. These one-on-one tutorials are a good way to make quick
progress with using your camera or learning to make fine prints. We have
great winters here in the Southwest and lots of places to take
photographs, so keep checking my website for more workshops to be held
when our weather cools off.
Please contact me if you have any questions
and let me know if you are ever in the Phoenix area and would like
to visit. I always love to show and look at photographs.