This past weekend was one that I’ve been looking forward to for some time now. The big event was Help-Portrait OC, but on Friday night I also displayed a collection of photographs in the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. The images were from my 2009 trip to Bali, Indonesia, and it documented my first ever trip to Asia. I felt a large responsibility to do the island justice and show the Bali I discovered: a vibrant land and culture where even the smallest of actions are surrounded with purpose.
Preparing for the show really reminded me about the importance of having personal work as an artist. Displaying images that weren’t for profit, a client , but just for me, was a nice reminder of why I got into photography in the first place, and reaffirmed my love for the craft!
I grabbed a few shots before the evening got started to remember the set-up, night and show my family who couldn’t make it, hi mom :)!
The prints were individually hung, I really loved how they almost seemed to float around the room!
By FAR the favorite shot of the night! I got a large response from this image taken during the Kecak Dance, which is performed by over one hundred dancers and singers. There are no musical instruments, only human voice and hand clapping. The performance dramatizes the eternal conflict between good (Dharma) and evil (Adharma). It was a last minute addition to to show and I’m so thankful for the positive response!!
This was my second gallery show and I am so grateful to everyone who came out despite the cold, and supported me! Especially the awesome Studio EMP, who graciously let me display my work!