The Summer/Fall Tour finished. Everyone has had multiple opportunities to see the real exhibition, so now we’re starting to fill up the website with much more information, including these ‘A’ frames. Please take a moment to click around the site; you’ll see we’ve put up a lot more stuff, especially press articles and photos.
With Part 4: Karen Mobley we’re now beginning to see what is really the main emphasis of the exhibition – the participants. We start off with the large portrait on the left. Being the largest photo and also the photo closest to your eyes, this one should grab your attention and make you want to hug the person in the photo and get closer to the ‘A’ frame itself. The trick, photographically speaking, is getting everyone to look hug-worthy. Are all the S50 participants hug-worthy? Absolutely! Are they all hug-worthy when you stick a camera in their face? Well, no – that’s one of the many reasons why you hire a seasoned, talented professional photographer.
Next comes the quote that allows each participant to say something about their city, Spokane: 30-50 words talking about the cool places to visit, events to attend, and/or some special feelings they have about the city. Below that is a text that briefly describes some of the things this participant has done to make Spokane a better place to live, work, and visit, in the arts, music, and culture arenas. Below that are three portraits that serve to more fully “portray” the participant: here you can see Karen with her organizer, a crucial tool for her job, as well as a shot of her being silly – people who work in the arts can have fun, right? Yes, it’s serious, important work and it needs to be done by a professional, but it’s good to lighten things up a bit, too. Those photos are followed by a short list of the organizations/projects that Karen has worked with and a way to find out more information about her.
Yes, these are much more impressive when you see them all together and especially printed at 2 feet by 4 feet, but at least you can now see them. Try to get out to a show to experience the full effect. Don’t forget that nominations are still open for S50. Take a moment out of your day to tell us about someone who has been working to make Spokane a better place to live, work, and visit, especially in the arts, music, and culture scenes. Thanks!