We continue the ‘A’ Frame explanations. This reads like a novel, so if you haven’t seen parts 1-4, it’s a good idea to check them out first; it’s not completely necessary, just suggested. In case you haven’t been able to get out to one of the fifteen separate exhibitions we did during the summer (people do get busy), now you can see the ‘A’ frame portion of S50 on the blog. You’ll also get some insight into the thinking behind each piece in the exhibition. During the next few weeks, you will be able to see a new ‘A’ frame added onto the blog every few days. For now, here’s a start… Stay tuned!
We’re now beginning to see what is really the meat (or tofu) of the exhibition, the participants, in no particular order. Here’s Ted S. McGregor Jr. We start off with the large portrait on the left. Being the largest photo and, because of its height 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, people.
Next comes the quote that allows each participant to say something about their city, Spokane. Some people say nice things about which places to visit in Spokane; others share some pretty deep observations – both are welcome. 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, followed by the organizations/projects they’ve worked with and a way to find out more information about them. Ted’s detail shots are particularly interesting showing Ted literally editing a page in the Inlander, a shot of his grandparents, so crucial to the founding of the Inlander and whom the Peirone Prize is named after, as well as Ted “drinking” the Beer Guide.
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 exhibition to experience the full effect. And 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!