As the final week of my solo show starts tomorrow, it seems like a good time to reflect on the experience.
The first thing that comes to mind is to heap praise on the people at Evermore Gallery. That is not only because they gave me this opportunity in the first place, but because every moment since they selected me for one of this year's 9 solo shows they have been incredibly supportive and encouraging. Every step of the way everybody at the gallery has been a joy to work with. Thanks Moriah, Jake, Spencer and Katy!
I have learned a lot about my work and what is important to me. The people who came to the opening reception, and who went to the gallery at a later date and then talked to me about it, have really helped me think more deeply about photography, art, philosophy, and life in general.
What I am attempting to do is combine a lifetime of experience in a wide range of disciplines with classic street and documentary photography. As I put together this show, and saw how it influenced the evolution of my website, I realized I had reached a milestone, where I was able to say, "This is what I have accomplished, and it is no small thing." How that will affect the future remains to be seen, but having reached this point in so public a fashion is something I will always treasure.
I still do not know if this is the beginning of a new journey or me checking something off my bucket list. I have applied for a booth at Boise Art Museum's Art in the Park, but I won't find out if I have been accepted until sometime in May. No matter what happens, though, I'll always have Evermore.