Fine Art Photography by Bruce Booher

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It's been a while!

Posted by brucebooher on July 13, 2010 at 7:56 AM

I guess that I need to pay better attention to this site. It's been a while since I last made an entry. I am thinking about completely redoing my site and making the leap to purchasing my own domain name as well as completely overhauling what is included in my site. I still have yet to write my artist's statement. That is, in and of itself, a very insightful thing to do! More on that in a later blog.

My series of photos about the Frederick Fair has been accepted by The Delaplaine. I will have my first solo exhibition next August. I am very excited as well as humbled by this honor. There is a lot of preparation so I'm thankful that it's more than a year away.

I had two of my photos accepted into the 2010 juried show at the Delaplaine and one was selected for second place. Needless to say, I was beyond words. Rarely does photography place in these sorts of shows where it's mixed media. 

I submitted three of my photos from The Great Frederick Fair to The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado and none of them were accepted. This just goes to show that one should never give up when it comes to submissions! What one juror finds interesting enough to accept another will completely pass up for other photographs. In a bizarre way it's a good reminder that I'm not always going to get into every show that I enter. It helps me to work harder as an artist and to constantly challenge myself to seek out new ideas and look over old ones.

I've started shooting more super slides and processing the film myself. It takes a bit of practice keeping the chemistry at the right temps, but it can be done and it's very rewarding. It also saves me time and money. Processing slide film isn't too terribly expensive, but shipping can be a lot. I can also have the slides when I want them, which is usually right away.

I just received my signed copy of the book, The adventure of Guille and Belinda and The enigmatic meaning of their dreams by photographer, Alessandra Sanguinetti. All I can say is, "Wow!" The 60 plus photos were worth the wait! Check out her web site here, In fact, it's worth visiting the Magnum web site for all the world's greatest photographers!

There are two upcoming shows for which I need to submit photographs. After these two I've promised myself that I will return to at least one project for which I have ideas. I haven't worked in my darkroom for a while and miss printing. It seems that I'm always putting off the project idea for printing something that I need for a submission. I need to work on my workflow!

It's back to work for me!

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