I moved my blog nearly 2 years ago. There has been some major technological changes in these parts in particular for my own website http://stunik.com. It’s been a crazy 2 years in a good way. Hence the delay in me making this note.
Twenty years ago, in April 1999, I was on a long road trip as part of a larger and very personal search. At the time all I had was a tiny yet expensive digital camera made by Kodak a DC 20. I of course carried medium and large format film cameras, and this images will one day resurface as prints for one reason or another.
My upcoming solo show dates have been confirmed. The dates are 24th April to the 30th May. The opening celebration is from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday the 27th of April, at Sunshine Art Spaces, City Place Sunshine. My fresh box of paper arrived today. So now I need to find and confirm frame sizes before I start the final preparations for this solo show.
This is the new edit with the connections between images in place. Sometimes you need to see these things in the flesh. This may change. I am expecting a batch of paper soon. So I may go bigger yet before mounting and installing later this month.
I have begun editing down the 40 or so pictures I had printed as work prints.I am now ready to print them as finished works totalling 14. This first edit above didn’t sit well with me initially.
I added and subtracted until I got the 14 above. Now as I look at them I can see a way to connect them together. My first decision was to begin and end with an image about 20 years apart. After this I loosely organised them by shape and location. Now after looking at them in isolation I can see that the horizon line can be used to tie them all together. The only remaining question now is size? Originally I was going to have 12 to 14 small 17×17 cm prints. But now I’m not so sure. I can easily print larger as all the pictures are made with a Hasellblad. Grain and contrast won’t be a problem as a consequence. Cost of course rise as I then need bigger frames and more archival mount board.