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.