Friday, June 06, 2008
Photos - finally!
I was finally able to get photo prints from my Diana+ camera. I had taken the film in to be developed at my local camera store, but when I went to pick up the photos, I was only handed negatives and informed that because of the odd format they did not have the ability to print the photos and recommended that I take them to Panda Photographic Lab in downtown Seattle. This was back in April, and I finally had a chance to follow their advice yesterday when I took a little field trip with my friend Jessica.
The service and knowledge at Panda is exceptional! Dana, who helped me, not only knew just from looking at the negatives what kind of camera I'd used, he was also thoughtful enough to realize that I'd traveled a bit to get there so offered to rush my order through for me. I had photos in less than two hours! And they look fantastic. The three photos above are a few of my favorites from the B&W roll that I used when I visited Cave B Winery.
Often, when I have to go to a photo lab, I end up feeling like a lowly novice amongst grand wizards of a sacred alchemy, unworthy because I don't know as much as they do. I didn't get that feeling at all here. They were very encouraging and even suggested books and suppliers to help me get the most out of my new toy.
In other news, the group exhibit at Gallery 309 is down, and the solo shows start this month beginning with Anne Simernitski. Mine is scheduled for November - I'll make sure to keep you posted. More photos from the artists' reception can be seen here.
And I'm entering into the last stretch of getting ready for my solo show at Square Inch Gallery in New York. I can't believe I'll be in NYC in almost exactly one month! I've got the paintings pretty much done, just need to photograph them and wire them and get them packaged up. I'm hoping to have the postcard announcements soon (Liz said she'd have them this week sometime). I also bought a new dress for the opening reception. :)
Have a great weekend!