Editions by Michael

Day 1-"Sleeping Beauty"

Thank you Donnamae Miller for nominating for me for this challenge. This is the first day of my submission for the “Black and White Photo challenge for 5 days” inspiring photographers on Facebook and beyond. I would like to nominate Michael Cornelison to join me on this challenge. I am sure Michael’s vision will offer us a fun and different way to look at this challenge.

“Sleeping Beauty” is an image created for my body of work “Third Effect”



As artists and creators we spend a lot of our time looking down at our work as make it.
Photographers work on their images on digital screens and rarely work to scale.

When my work was hung, yesterday at the Community Creative Center, Co. on a 18 foot wall with all 29 images from my body of work “Third Effect” I quickly realized the power perpendicular.

As I have begun to explore the fine art side of my photography the journey has taken me down many different roads.  Recognizing the power of print and display were not on my map to discovery.


What a difference a print makes

Digital photography has made it so easy and cheap to make pictures. The problem is after you made the image-what do we do with a huge collections of images that are floating in the cloud and taking up space on hard drives.

If we aren’t posting the random image to some social media site that gets a few hours of attention then our images remain hidden under bed.

Being a part of Vivid Conversations and showing my work from my latest series “Third Effect” has reminded me of the importance of a print. Being able to see it as a real piece of art. More importantly holding it in your hands brings the reality of your creativity to life. The tangibility of the product helps to validates the image and ones ability to capture narratives from our daily lives.

A large printed version of an image can impact the viewers experience and even change the meaning adding the strength of the work.

Working with my good friend, consultant, and remarkable, professional printer Michael Cornelison has shown me the value of not only my work but the importance of high quality prints.

Taking the time to print even one photograph big on quality paper has the power to change your perception of your work but more importantly remind you of your passion for your photography.

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