I think it’s been almost 15 years since I’ve put prints on a wall for a public exhibition. With the growth of digital photography in the professional world, the long slow death of newspapers and magazines and the rise of online media, most of the photography we see today is on a website or computer monitor. The small images are a part of life in the new visual media but they don’t compare to seeing large prints on a wall.
So, I’m very happy to offer up this small exhibition of my portraits of the musicians of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.
My NSO Project started last year and a part of that was to get these amazing musicians out of the theatres or studios and on location in the dramatic Newfoundland landscape and unique locations for a series of portraits. This exhibit is from the first round of photo shoots which took place in August and September 2012.
If you are in St. John’s during February (Feb1 – March 3, 2013) do drop down to Hava Java on Water Street, have a coffee and take in this exhibit. Hava Java has been making their upstairs space available to artists as an alternative exhibition space for almost two years and it has been a great success. Sort of an Open Mic for the visually literate.
If you are lucky enough to be at the NSO Silver Ball on Feb 2 at the Delta Hotel we’ll have a large selection of photos from the project on the big screens.
Many thanks for this project go to the musicians of the NSO who bought into my vision whole heartedly and accepted me into their backstage lives.
Thanks to Inna Levchuk, Joe Chase, Erinn Locke for their production assistance, Trish Malloy and Olivia Chafe at the Head Room for hair and makeup. Rob and Erika at Hava Java for offering up their space and Rodney deVries for his instruments …no instruments were hurt in the making of these pictures. Printing by JB Photo. And finally, Neil and Sean at the NSO for herding cats.
This exhibition has been made possible by the kind support of Diamond Design.