Monthly Archives: April 2019

Thank You 201904

Thanks to the guidance and editing prowess of friends, a newly revised CV and Artist’s Statement now exists. On my 5 step plan to getting some sort of a show together, step 2 is now complete. The 5 steps are:
1 – (Done) – Rework my website
2 – (Done) – Put some words to what I’m doing
3 – (In Progress) – Establish presentation options
4 – (Started) – Create Marketing Plan
5- Execute Marketing Plan

Thank you one and all from an ever so appreciative Sean

Winter Dawn Blue 01

It has taken me a while to edit this new series, as I had to first make the time, and figure out my selection criteria.  In early March I discovered a new blue, which I will call winter dawn blue.  For any number of years my favourite blue has been the blue of a clear day in Fall.  This newly appreciated winter tone occurs just after the sun has risen, after the warmth has left the dawn, and before the haze of the day takes hold.  The blue in the photos below is how I remember it.

The location of these photos presents a small lesson in perspective.  Behind me semi-trucks roar past on 4 lanes of tarmac, and if I stand-up I can see the massive Amazon warehouse in the background. The framing of these photos is driven by the position of the fence posts, which I did not want in the image. Each image is roughly the span between 2 posts.

From a display perspective, picture if you will a single row of these photos (there are more to come) along a long wall. Each image is roughly 15” wide with a white boarder of say 2” in a flat white frame.

Cheers, Sean

Conversations Not Had

Dear Reader (2019-04-01)

As I was leaving for last night’s drive, April asked me if anyone ever talked to me, while I was out and about.

At 14th street and 11th SW (no.11), there were a couple of people who were curious from a far.  They said nothing and never left the sidewalk.  This photo was a return to a site that Keith and I had first visited last year.  Speaking of Keith, I should give credit where credit is due and thank him for planting the mural project seed.

At 3rd Ave. and 1st St. SW (no. 12), an older Chinese man, who looked as if he could have been drunk teetered along the sidewalk behind me and to my left.  Just before he vanished out of my view, I saw him stop double back a step, look longer at me, and then decide against asking me a question.  He too did not leave the sidewalk.

At 9th Ave. and 12th St. SE (no. 13), a young man who looked as if he might live in the gray zone, crossed the parking lot to speak with me.  He said he was interested in a specialized night photography camera.  I showed him the photo I had just captured on my tripod mounted camera, and told him that my camera was some old thing.  I think he was looking for some sort of night vision camera a la pick a name of any war / thriller movie.  We exchanged “enjoy your nights” and he vanished back into the gray.

On 9th Ave near the Hose and Hound I was trying for a capture of a building wrapped in white.  A passenger in a shiny pick-up truck opened his window and gave me the finger.  Even though I was stationary, and he was speeding, obviously, my presence merited a response.  How I was a threat or disturbing his space I will never know.

So, I began the evening with 3 new photos in mind for The Mural Project. Objective met.  Oh, and I found another mural, for which in the interests of safety, I may need a wing person.

Cheers, Sean