LOT Zine Released, and End of Year Gallery Show
Paper and pixels
That’s what we have today, two incredible ways of displaying our work, one old and one new.
First, click here to order your LOT Zine copy. I’m so excited for this to go out.
The cost is $23 + shipping. That is actually the cost with no profit added, since they are printed on demand. If you’d prefer the PDF instead of purchasing the zine, just let me know.
And while the second part of this post is going to be the fascinating part, I want to stress how incredible it is that I can create a PDF, upload it, and have you all from around the world be able to get a copy relatively quickly. Magic.
I’ll release the PDF to everyone in a month but I want to make sure everyone’s first experience is the tactile experience of the magazine.
And thank you to Emily Passino, Larry Felton, Vin Sharma, Nora Hartfelder, TS Russell, Peter Weeks, and Richard Angeloni for working to create this (and how about that cover photo by Richard)!
And since they’re printed on demand if any of you get a copy that looks a little messed up (I don’t think it’s common, but possible), just let me know and we can get you a new one.
We’ll talk more about it when you all get it. Sit back and enjoy!
Part 2 – Pixels (and a gallery show)
So I’ve been a tad stressed lately. I’m sure I’m not alone in that. And when I’m stressed I sometimes screw around and try to think of fun things to procrastinate with.
Given that this is the year of the metaverse, it’s been on my mind. Especially with all the fascinating and ridiculous stuff that’s going on in the NFT world.
But really, what is the metaverse? Mainly, it is a melding of the real and virtual world. Now this can and I’m sure will be a terrible thing in many ways.
But it also has a lot of amazing potential, especially if you don’t think of it as replacing the real world, but instead, enhancing the virtual world to feel less virtual. Hopefully a balance can be created.
So I started exploring the web to see if it was possible to show work in a real life gallery form, a way to elevate it and transform the experience of looking at it. And wow, what I found is so freaking cool. Here’s a gallery for my Luxe City project.
I suggest checking this out on a big monitor if you can, larger enhances the experience, but it works really well on a phone. And view in fullscreen.
In a few years, maybe we’ll be conversing in here, having drinks, and talking about the art. There could even be instant ways to purchase prints. The potential is immense.
And this is not meant to replace real gallery shows, but to create gallery shows for people around the world in ways that would otherwise be impossible.
And it’s perfect for this Salon.
So sorry for my rambling, the gist is… we’re going to have a holiday gallery show of our best work created in the Salon this year.
And then we’re going to have a permanent virtual gallery where we share projects and such from members. More on how that will work in the new year, but work on your projects if you can.
For the end of year show, Upload up to three favorite photos taken this year as a part of the Salon, or if you are a newer member, or been in lockdown, share previous work you’ve taken outside of the Salon during this year.
I’m only going to pick one from each person, so if there’s one you definitely want to show, just upload one. And the show will be up for one month.
Size the photos to jpg, 65% quality, 1900 pixels wide. Color space srgb. Name them “Firstname-Lastname-1.jpg”.
Upload here in the next two weeks: https://www.dropbox.com/request/lMVarLootjMUN2PNaMnf
And sorry no time for photo links this week.