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.
I can honestly say that these past two weeks have been a blur. Dealing with trying to build this website, having family over, dealing with personal people problems that just seemed to take more of a toll than I realized it has. I just pushed all of that aside and tried to focus on getting ready for the show.
When we first got together as a group with our teacher and got hold of the dates that everything had to be done by and to see the gallery space that we would be using, immediately I knew what two photos that I could already contribute to the show. In one of my recent series I have been doing double exposure portraits and wanted to keep up with that theme. (which I will write a little bit about that soon) There are two portraits of my boyfriend that haven't released till now and knew that it would be perfect for the show.
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.