Fish Haul Beach - Hilton Head Island Model: Katharine
I’ve donated this print to benefit Sendai, Japan. It will be available at The Kona Gallery in San Clemente, California this Saturday April 16, 2011. I have extended family just outside of Tokyo, so it’s also a personal uplifting thing for me to do.
9.0 JAPAN QUAKE BENEFIT: IMC, ZUMA + SAN CLEMENTE MERCHANTS TEAM UP
Silent Auction and Raffle at Free Event
SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA, U.S.–– The KONA Gallery invites you to a silent auction and raffle to raise money for the victims of the Sendai area earthquake and tsunami. Join us at The KONA Gallery and Photojournalism Center at 412 North El Camino Real, San Clemente, U.S., on Saturday April 16th from 6p.m. until 9p.m. to participate in this cause and to be apart of a silent auction/raffle and general event to remember and benefit the victims.
It has been a month since the devastating 9.0 earthquake and ensuring deadly tsunami hit Japan. The fallout is still being felt worldwide. International Medical Corps, ZUMA Press, DOUBLEtruck Magazine, plus over two dozen merchants in San Clemente area have teamed up with the KONA Gallery and Photojournalism Workshop Center to throw a benefit for the victims. The benefit will auction and raffle off over $100,000 worth of goods and services.
Scott Mc Kiernan, owner of The KONA Gallery and Photojournalism Center, has generously donated all of the Limited EditionDOUBLEtruck Magazine prints in the current exhibition of 29 Seeing Double Exhibition, the 20×30 prints are framed in museum frames, valued at $1,500 each, to be auctioned off, totaling over $ 43,000 worth. A great way to support the cause and get a beautiful photograph that tells a story that people should know.
The night is one you are not going to want to miss. The following is a list of the San Clemente companies who have contributed to the silent auction: Del Mar Beauty Supply/ Salon Bamboo, Chin’s Acupuncture, 5 Elements Spa, Sonny’s Pizza, The Cellar, Peligroso, Pizza Port, Bliss Boutique, San Clemente Wine Co, Beachfire, Skullcandy, Rainbow, Casa Tropicana, Nick’s, Hobie, Asana Fit, First Team Real Estate, Runmore, OltreMare, OC Tykes, Beach City Florist and St. Roy at Vine.
If you cannot attend in person, feel free to send a check to the gallery, put in memo: Quake Benefit.
100% of the proceeds will go to Japan, through International Medical Corps and ZUMA Press’s Tokyo Bureau.For more information about the silent auction and The KONA Gallery, please contact Rebekah Colby at +1.949. 481.3747 or email Rebekah@TheKONAGallery.com.
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS ––Established in 1984, International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
THE KONA GALLERYAND PHOTOJOURNALISM CENTER––Unveiled on October 7, 2009 by photojournalist and entrepreneur, Scott Mc Kiernan, The KONA Gallery is a space dedicated to the presentation and discourse of photojournalism. The vision of The KONA Gallery has been to expose a broad audience to moving historical moments through the lens of acclaimed photographers. The center will be holding exhibits in its’ two galleries and a monthly lecture series will be held in the BIG WEDNESDAY Gallery, along with workshops thru out the year and other educational presentations.
If you didn’t already know, I take a lot of photographs with my iPhone. I’ve written about iPhone apps and have been featured on Ovation TV. Now I have the honor of speaking at the Santa Monica Apple store on November 11, 2010 about the art of the iPhone and the process I go through when I make my pictures. I AM A GEEK! Yes, I know. But, it’s really fun to make iPhone pictures.
The Apple Store: Nov 11, Santa Monica, Third Street Promenade, 7 p.m. on. View Larger Map
ZOE WISEMAN NAMES WEINGART CENTER AS BENEFICIARY OF HER OPENING RECEPTION
Fiat Lux â€“ Fine Art Nudes Photo Exhibit Helps Homeless Population in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA â€“ January 26, 2010 â€” The Weingart Center Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves homeless men and women in Los Angeles, is pleased to announce that it will be the beneficiary of Zoe Wisemanâ€™s opening reception for her solo exhibition FIAT LUX â€“ Fine Art Nudes on February 18 at A&I Gallery located at 933 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038. Artist Zoe Wiseman chose to donate 50% of the proceeds from her upcoming opening reception to the Weingart Center because, after living in downtown Los Angeles for a year, she saw how homelessness ravages the human soul.
â€œIt makes me extremely happy that my photography has the ability to help people in need,â€ states Zoe Wiseman. â€œThe Weingart Center is a beacon for humanity and I’m proud to partner with them to help the homeless.â€
The opening reception for FIAT LUX â€“ Fine Art Nudes by Zoe Wiseman will run from 7pm â€“ 10pm on Thursday, February 18. All funds received from this opening reception will support the Weingart Centerâ€™s operational needs. The Weingart Center helps individuals break the cycle of homelessness by providing transitional residential housing, medical and mental health treatment, substance abuse recovery, education and workforce development, and long term case management.
â€œWe are very pleased to be named the beneficiary of Zoe Wisemanâ€™s upcoming opening reception,â€ says Gregory C. Scott, President and CEO of the Weingart Center Association, â€œWe are excited that a member of the art world is helping make a difference in one of our cityâ€™s most critical issuesâ€” homelessness.â€
Zoe Wiseman has been published in several magazines, movie soundtracks, newspapers and books as both model and photographer. Her photography and modeling work is collected worldwide.
About the Weingart Center Association
The Weingart Center Association is a multi-service agency that transforms the lives of homeless men and women, helping them break the cycle of homelessness by providing on-site services that include: transitional housing; case management; substance abuse recovery; medical and mental health treatment; education; workforce development; permanent supportive housing; and family services, with tailored programs for veterans, people on parole, women and HIV+ individuals. The Weingart Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. www.weingart.org
I have always wanted to print a book of my work that I could be satisfied with. When I think of art books I envision each page to be a representation of a print that I would make. So many self publishers fall short of this goal and really don’t care about the quality of each page, but more so the quantity of books they can get through their printers which aren’t usually calibrated frequently. When the printers aren’t calibrated frequently this causes each book to be printed different from the next which could be one of the issues, but there are several. As you can see on my site I sell a book printed by Blurb. I’ll be taking that down and “discontinuing” sales of DISCONTINUde as the quality is not up to my standards. They missed my deep blacks in ALL of my prints. There is no detail. It’s just black. One of the prints I’m attaching in this posting … Achilles Knee (model, Stephanie Anne)… none of the trees to the left of the picture even show up in the book. They are just a black blob, as are each of the prints in the book. And that’s a shame because the size of the book is really cute and square (5×5) like my photos and I wanted it to be a nice little book one could keep. And many of my sepia toned images turned green. So, even if I used a little color to try and get their printers to behave in a manner that would look good for my prints, nothing worked. I even calibrated Photoshop to use their color calibration. It was really disappointing. This was also to be a book that they would showcase at an event so people could see the quality of their work. It was so disappointing for me that I told them they couldn’t showcase my book. I spent days and weeks putting that book together too.
A&I had printed a couple of my photographs in their books for group shows they had which I was a part of, and both of my photographs looked excellent inside of Nude X and I Spy With My Plastic Eye. When asked to do a show of my work and a book, I went into the book making process with a lot more optimism and was not sorry for it. Creating a book is a lot of work. It’s much more than just slapping an image on a page. It takes time to create a flow, work out where you need to put type, what font to use, which image should represent each theme. So when you spend that much effort to layout and creating an art piece with your photography and then paying for it, it’s so nice when it all comes out perfect. My book Fiat Lux is beautiful. And I’m not tooting my own horn or A&I’s because they gave me a show. I’m blunt… if something sucks I usually say so straight away. I’m not getting paid to say this either. They aren’t sponsoring me, I’m paying for my own publishing. They really do care about quality and it’s obvious that they all enjoy seeing a great product come from their lab. In fact, I’m sure they would be embarrassed if something subpar ever exited the building.
I’m very excited for people to see and purchase this book during my opening… and will not hesitate to add my signature to it because it is something I definitely approve of. When I held it for the first time yesterday, I turned into a giggly little girl. See you all next Thursday the 18th!
I will be exhibiting 10 years of fine art nudes at A&I Photographic in Hollywood. Opening reception is February 18, 2010, 7PM to 10PM. A&I will be producing a book for the show, as well as a special limited edition book titled Fiat Lux.
50% of all proceeds will benefit The Weingart Center. They help many people here in Los Angeles transform themselves from being homeless to productive members of our community. I lived in downtown Los Angeles for a year at 4th and Main Streets directly in the midst of skid row in a refurbished artist loft. The brutal inhumanity of it all affected me. I have decided to give 50% of all proceeds to an organization which focuses on transforming these lives and helping them get off the street.
On February 18, 2010 I’m having a solo showing of my work at A&I Photographic in Hollywood. I think I’ve picked out a few “THESE ABSOLUTELY MUST BE ON THE WALL” images. I’m also thinking of making little series of 5×7′s in boxes to sell at the opening reception for very reasonable prices. I’ll post some of those series here as the time draws nearer. But, these are absolutes.
I thought I’d blog about this because I’m sure I’m not the only photographer who has a hard time choosing what images to put in a show. I mean, it’s hard to separate ourselves from our work sometimes. Sometimes we are overtly critical with ourselves, while other times we aren’t critical enough. How do you know when you have a healthy balance? The moon is also in Scorpio (my sun sign) which probably isn’t helping all that much because we Scorps are a passionate lot.
I’m having a showing of my work in Hollywood on February – the 18th being the opening reception. So, I have to narrow down my work to about 30 images. The last time I had a show it was easy… I was teaching a Holga workshop in the gallery and the show needed to be about my Holga work obviously. No problem picking out prints for that. But, now… and 5 years rolling by since that show… I’ve shot A LOT OF WORK! And the photos that were in that last show, they probably won’t even make the cut now. Maybe one.
So I sit here with negatives up to my neck, my hair frazzled like static electricity from the negatives rubbing together then touching my hair (well pulling it out) is creating a funny image of myself.
My plan started with making a mock up drawing with pen and paper of the gallery space. Drawing out how many prints I could fit on the wall. Then once I looked at all the photos I wanted to include, and thought about all the models I didn’t want to disappoint if they weren’t hanging on the wall, and the economy, I thought, “Well, maybe I can make a little piece of the wall a group of 5×7′s that people could afford to take home.” But, subliminally I think it was only so I could add more photos to my show. With 16×20 pictures framed I can fit 30. With a little piece of the wall dedicated to 5×7′s or 4×4′s, I can fit 40. And if I have a couple of really BIG prints say… 36″, I can fit 36. All the things you must think of!
Then I started freaking out thinking I needed to make it all about one project. Or even all about one place or model. (I know it isn’t going to happen, but, in my head that’s what was happening)
So, this is my self doubt blog. Putting it out there and letting it fade away to the confines of cyberspace, if they are even confined.
I Spy With My Plastic Eye, is a group print exhibition visualized by photographer, Astor Morgan. The exhibit, brought to life by A&I, is a testament to the unique qualities of toy cameras. Each artist approached their imagery with a singular voice, using a variety of film types, techniques, and cameras.
Because the charity weSpark will benefit from proceeds of this exhibit, special arrangements have been made with the contributing artists to allow their prints so be sold at unprecedented prices. Please visit, www.weSpark.org .
Zoe Wiseman, Aline Smithson, Anne Elliot Cutting, Monica Orozco, Erin McGuire, April Rocha, Christiane Ingenthron, Carmen Luceno, Connie Conway, Daniel Lupercio, Ellen Stone, Gal Harpaz, Maura Brennan, Nicole Cooper, Noelle Swan Gilbert, Jason Costanzo, Joshua Elliot, Liv Naesheim, Manuello Paganelli, Maura Brennan, Meg Madison, Niki Mustain, Nelson Blanton, Thomas Michael Alleman, Astor Morgan, Michael Kirchoff, Jolie Margulies, Karen Florek, Evan Walsh and Vern Evans.
A&I, HP, Fuji, Freestyle, Light Leaks Magazine, Lens Babys, and Julia Dean.
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