The Somerville Toy Camera Festival is one of my favorite shows to submit work to and I look for it every year. Because of Covid, the 2020 festival is virtual with three online galleries curated by the three jurors, William Franson, Alison Nordstrom and Lou Jones. I submitted work at the last minute and was lucky to have photos selected by each juror - 4 total photos. All of the work selected for this year's festival represents all of the characteristics of toy cameras, and absolutely none of it is crappy. Please take a look at all of the work online!
My photos selected for this year's festival are below.
After a slow period of traveling, creating new work, and show rejections, there are three opportunities to see my photos in person coming this fall:
Here are a few photos of the Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show at Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building at Santa Clara University. The show runs through October 19. More info here!
Can you find mine?
(Hint: middle of the second picture and left next to the door in the third)
Photos courtesy of Ann Jastrab
I'm excited that three of my photos were selected to be part of this show at Brickbottom Gallery in Somerset, Massachusetts, in September. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, September 8, 2018.
More information about the three galleries that are part of the festival and the list of artists in each one is available online.
As always, if anyone is able to visit the show and is able to send me a few photos, I would really appreciate it!
Here's a write-up about the show: somerville.wickedlocal.com/news/20180817/sixth-annual-somerville-toy-camera-festival-set-to-kick-off
One of my favorite photos from my multiple-exposure flipside series will be part of 1650 Gallery's "Unreal" show in Los Angeles, opening on Saturday, August 11, 2018.
The show can be previewed online here: http://1650gallery.com/unreal2018_exhibition.php
if anyone is able to stop by the show and could send me a few photos, I would really appreciate it!
Two of my photos were selected as part of the Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show at Santa Clara University Art and Art History Department Gallery in Santa Clara, California. This is the new iteration of the Plastic Camera Show hosted by Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco that I was a part of in 2016 and 2017. With the closing of Rayko last year, juror Ann Jastrab was able to find a new home for the 2018 show at Santa Clara University. The show will run from July 13 through October 19, 2018. A reception will be on Friday, October 12, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m.
I took this photo in the Rosslyn Metro Station in Arlington, Virginia, as I was on my way into Washington, D.C., for the Women's March in January 2017. It is part of the SE Center for Photography's iPhoneography Show in Greenville, South Carolina, opening on March 2, 2018, and on view through the end of the month.
A photo I shot quickly at a crosswalk in Paris last year was accepted into the latest show at South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, Massachusetts. Black|White|Monochrome opens with a reception on April 21 and extends through May 28, 2017, and may be viewed online. If you happen to stop by the exhibit, please snap a photo for me!
I am happy to have a photo selected, for the second year in a row, in Rayko Photo Center's Annual Juried Plastic Camera Show, which opens tonight.
Sadly, this is the last show at the gallery, and unfortunately I wasn't able to be there in person to see it - luckily, photos from the opening are online. The show runs through April 23, so if you happen to be in San Francisco and are able to stop by, please let me know.
The photo selected from the show (visible here in the upper left corner) is an in-camera multiple exposure taken with a plastic split-lens camera that I borrowed from a friend and never returned. It was taken in Paris when I visited last year to see a friend and attend the Polaskull opening.