So we are not talking about any space-time distortions – at least I don’t think so. Singularity is the title of the show currently on display at Hedge Gallery in San Francisco by NY based artist Christopher Kurtz as well as the the title of the lead piece. The objects in the show are quite beautiful and really come to life after dark – so go there late before we spring forward in time.
Yet another interesting show at Hedge Gallery in San Francisco’s historic Jackson Sq district. One of my favorites is a mirrored obelisk by Arik Levi – at over 500lbs and countless surfaces an almost impossible piece to shoot for product information material- but one that really comes to live in this environment ….
On Monday I headed down to Monterey to do a food and lifestyle shoot for one of my hotel clients, thinking I could do some additional images to promote my upcoming photography workshop there in October. After checking in to the hotel I headed down the coast to Big Sur and beyond to find that a waterfall I have always seen images before but never quite knew where it was! As many of you probably know the road along the coast is very windy, a feature I absolutely love because it reminds me of the backroads of the Black Forest where I grew up (minus the ocean of course), and with no passengers in the car that could get sick I raced down the coastline s impressed all those tourist where nice enough to let me pass! After some stopping I eventually reached Julia Pfeiffer Burns S.P. with it’s wild and wonderful McWay waterfall that emties out on the beach.
On the way back, and long after the sun went down behind the fog bank, I look a 30s exposure of the coastline with some viaducts, rocks, trailing car lights and was just a bit sad that it was so late that really none of the colors came through but all was kind of this blueish hue (which look link of “cool” too!). Today after getting back I processed these images and was again surprised at what the camera was able to capture and thanks to the Raw file I was able to recover. See for yourself:
One of the great thing about this crazy, mild, dry winter weather we have been having here in Northern California is that I could do some great evening shots in a t-shirt and be home in time for dinner!
The Hedge Gallery booth at this years SF20/21 was made of straw bales and steel elements that provided shelves, niches and window openings to display artwork. Th whole booth went up pretty quickly and came down in about 2h. The straw bales went back to the farms where they were put to good use and I for one claimed the steel elements. I am planning on using some as raised garden elements and want to repurpose others into furniture pieces…
Last week Hedge Gallery reopened in their new space at the corner of Pacific and Montgomery (the old Kartell space). Coinciding with the grand opening was a new installation by italian/japanese glas artist Ritsue Mishima “All That Is Solid”. The new location is very different from the old gallery on Gold Street – very open, flooded with light, airy – if you are in San Francisco it’s worth a visit. Besides the exhibit of glas many other artist and furniture pieces form the collection are on display.
last weekend was last 2011 wine county adventure workskop – and it was adventurous… whilst working on some roadside attractions the questions about panning came up and i took the opportunity on illustrating the concept on some cars whisking by. everything was all good until the driver in a black bmw with dark tinted window swirled around and confronted us that we were violating his rights to privacy and that his vehicle is private property and and and… after i explained that we were just practicing and conducting a class and that he was not recognizable at all (see below) he wanted to call his lawyer, police or god knows who else. we just continued our class and he eventually gave up and drove off. we could only speculated that this guy was maybe not supposed to be in napa having fun…