Till next time!
Hey guys! So I have finally sat down and gathered my thoughts on everything that has been happening in these past couple of months leading up to my first solo show, Collodion Obscura!
The one of the most important things for me to have incorporated into my show is to be able to display originals. In my show I only have 4 showing, and they are all ambrotypes. My dad and I built the little displays for the glass.
Some BTS on the day of the show with hanging. A BIG GIANT THANK YOU to Chrome Digital for all the printing and helping with handing the bigger pictures, and of course, letting me use the space for my first show!
All of these prints are for sale off the wall! Email me if interested or have any questions on size and material.
Till next time!
Hey Blog, Its been awhile.
I don't know where to start. so Ill just say, I hope to post more.
Earlier this year I got offered by Sergio Gutierrez (who collects all sorts of oddities, including tintypes and daggs) if I wanted to particpate showing my tintypes along with some amazing artists at Norco College Gallery . Obviously, I had to say yes. I have never really shown any of my stuff out of the San Diego County and thought it would be good exposure and experience. So after long long long weeks of figuring out what to frame, then actually framing it, Its was the day of the show.
So on Septemebr 10th my parents and my boyfriend drove up all the way to Corona to see the show.
The artists I was along side of :
A BIG GIANT THANK YOU to :
If you live in San Diego, you know that summer really starts when the fair is open and everyone is out of school. I started going o the fair about two years back with friends and to of course see all the arts and crafts that are at the fair. Especially the photography part of the fair. I never had the guts until this year to enter something into the fair for the Student Showcase. I always thought that my photography wasn't good enough for a competition. I wanted to wait till I was a bit better at it to enter. So I always went there looking at the photographs and congradulationg my friends and other students at the college .
So this year, I thought I was much better at the craft of Wet Plate Photography and decided to enter in a tintype I did this year. I orginally wanted to enter in the professional part for alternative process but missed the deadline by a few days, so I was left with doing the Student Showcase.
Even though it was second place, I felt a little proud of second place. And congradulations to all my classmates that entered and won a place! So after I saw my photo I went to enjoy the rest of the day and took only a couple of photos from the day!
So, this week on Tuesday, my class had an art opening at Southwestern College Student Art Gallery. It was a total blast to put it together. It was also really neat to see my other classmates art work (which is AMAZING!) I took some photos of them putting up the work.
And for those who are not able to make it to the show in general, this was the photograph I made specifically for the art show. Thank you to my model, Eden!
In the middle of March I got a blast email from one of my photography teacher at school asking some of his former students to participate in a student creative show to be seen at the student art gallery. Seeing that I needed experience with art shows and how they work, I accepted! Also amazing photographers that were along side of me (Alfonso, Priscilla,Fidel,Jesse) joined in on the fun to! So we were given two weeks to have our images ready, printed, mounted or framed (framed for me), labels made and mounted in the art gallery at our school by April 1st.
There are two special things about these photographs.
1. The person in the portrait. My boyfriend, Raul. Who always supports me and helps me out when trying a new camera trick and letting me photograph him.
2. The two nature scenes that I used in these portraits are both from my important trip over seas in Europe in 2013.
Specifically in St. Johann, Austria.
It felt weird to just have two digital prints in the show. I always try to balance the two mediums of photography that I practice and love. I didn't feel right without a tintype. So I went searching through my latest stash of what I have taken earlier in the month and found the one I was searching for, the photograph I did of my best friend, Fernando. A traditional double exposure tintype.
So come day of the show, everything was up and ready for show! It was a nice and calm turn-out! I feel really glad that I was able to work along side of fellow classmates and friends and learn how to make things your own and display them the way you want to represent your work! And also me learning to use a drill and hanging frames on walls!
Catherine Segura is a Millennial Slacker working her way to being full time Wet Plate Photographer, she occasionally picks up a DSLR camera.