My image, "The Snow at Night", has been accepted to the online annex of the "Mysterious Visions: Dreams, Fantasies and Mirages" show at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT. Photographer Emma Powell was the juror for the show. The show runs from April 23-May 18th with an artist's reception on May 10th from 5-7pm. This image was a multiple exposure image made with a Holga. A couple of the exposures of falling snow were made at night with an on-camera flash.
It's a sad fact of life that I can recite line after line of dialogue from the films "This is Spinal Tap" and "Airplane!". But next to those fabulously funny quotes, my favorite bit of dialogue is from a late 1950's film that I have never seen.
In the film "Funny Face", Audrey Hepburn, as a fashion model, says to Fred Astaire, playing the part of a fashion photographer, "Trees are beautiful. Why don't you photograph trees?"
Astaire responds, "I do what I do for a living. It has to do with supply and demand. You'd be amazed how small the demand is for pictures of trees."
Astaire's quote still rings true today. For me, the supply and demand part involves sitting in front of a computer most days doing post-production and retouching on very hi-res digital photographic files generated by some pretty talented professional photographers.
But in my spare time, I take a lot of photos of trees and such with very low-tech plastic "toy" film cameras, like Holgas and various Diana clones.
And Fred Astaire is correct more than fifty years later.
There still isn't much of a demand for pictures of trees.