The folks behind Modern Art Etc. want to bring artists who have had critical and commercial success abroad to an American audience. Based in LA but operating as a web-only gallery, Modern Art Etc. is ideal for the burgeoning collector who has a few hundred bucks to drop on a rising name in the art world.
I printed a photo the other day. I needed a baby photo of myself for a baby shower game, but being without ink or photo paper at home, I actually took my digital photos to a drug store and ordered prints. It was a strange exercise in nostalgia, but I actually enjoyed having hardcopy prints to show and share for once.
We've got plenty of posts about what to do once you've taken a photo, but we've yet to discuss how to avoid inadvertently entering into the pantheon of awkward friends and family photos. I suspect many of you out there have the same problem I do: smiling on cue, especially in this age of Instagrams and digital cameras hiding in every bag, purse, and pocket. Here's how to naturally smile the next time someone pulls out their iPhone or Canon...
Here's an easy project to decorate the walls with your collection of photos for under $20. Print out those Instagrasms or Flickr photos as 3 1/2" x 4" images and use a Polaroid photo template for the full effect...
As photographers themselves, Gordon Szeto and Hung Tran know the challenges of finding a gallery and selling your work. So when they opened their own gallery in 2012, they knew they wanted to focus on local San Francisco photographers.
Last week I posted about Joy Cho's photo album of her daughter Ruby's first year. Today I'm sharing another project that captures memories in a completely different way. Click to see how this chair was transformed into a cherished memorial to family.
It's good to know your limits, so when I wanted to hang over a dozen pictures on the wall at our offices, I called in help. Alex Schuchard is an artist and a master art installer, and he's also a friend, so he came over for a few hours last month and quickly and impressively arranged and hung this entire wall. I think he did a fabulous job.