My first blog? Weird. I’ve never really shared my thoughts online other than using Twitter or Facebook. It’s kind of neat and I don’t know if anyone will read this. But then again I never thought I’d ever participate in an art show, let alone create my own website.
First of all, last night’s Amplify Sugar Land Spectrum show was a blast. It was definitely a first, but not my last. And to think it all began with posting photos on Instagram. The show was a bit surreal. Monica and I began thinking about doing something like this a few months back and here we were, yesterday, seeing it come to pass.
I don’t own a DSLR or SLR and have never been taught how to capture life through a lens using anything other than a mobile device. Again, weird. I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for everyone that came out and supported all of the artists that were involved with the show, even me. Just knowing that those in attendance were there to support local artists pursuing their passions is a lot to get my head around. My parents, godparents and friends were all there to see my work and it was a great feeling.
Everyone was excited about what was in store for them last evening. One thing that will stay with me was having the opportunity to explain to a group of Cub Scouts what inspires me to take photos. Another was an older woman talking to me outside about how my work brought back fond memories of the Imperial Sugar Mill she used to visit in her youth. Seeing the look on people’s faces when they found out that everything was shot and edited using and iPhone was something else. It stirred up conversations between complete strangers and got everyone involved. It was fantastic.
I’m sure I’ll have a few more of these posts on here so I’ll go ahead and call it a day. But before I go, I’d like to the time to thank everyone who was involved with making the show happen and those who came out to support local artists.
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