20 November 2007

I offer you my services...

After Shelley's comment on my last post I realized I haven't really let people know what I'm planning on doing after I graduate. Jax Harmon Photography will officially open for business this summer, but in the meantime I am constantly on the lookout for photo opportunities. So, what I am proposing is the in view of the upcoming season, and the fact that I'm sure people other than me like to have family photos taken around this time, I am offering my photographer's services for free (you'll get a cd of the pictures) to whoever is interested (as long as I know you). Now, this may seem like I'm throwing away a lot of money, but there is a catch: you have to blab about me to everyone you know. I do portraits, weddings, scenic, anything that you need a camera for. And not only do I get free advertising, I get to beef up my portfolio. So, if you are interested you can let me know on here or email me and we'll work put the details from there. Now, just so you know, I have a photo-journalistic style, which means that I work better when you do your thing and I take photos. Now, that doesn't mean I won't put you in some poses or give you direction, it just means that it's ok if you talk or move. And finally, I'm putting on a video of my work so you can see if it appeals to you at all. I made it with imovie and it's a great program, but tends to give poor image quality- I assure that the originals are crisp and the colors accurate.
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17 November 2007

Pathetic

This is the HUGE pile of laundry I had waiting for me once the exhibit was over. It's pathetic, I know. You should see the rest of the house- it's a disaster area. A point in my defense, though- it's hard to keep up with housework when you get home after 10pm if you make it home at all, only to get up and out the door before 9am. But it is a greatly diminished pile now, and the house is slowly coming together (very slowly). And last Wednesday I skipped class to go to the park- pathetic, I know, but it was a gorgeous day and Max and I needed some time together. I'm glad we went even if I skipped class- the next day the temperature dropped drastically.
Max and I with the beautiful foliage.


We fed the geese and ducks - it's amazing how close they get!



Then we swung on the swings- Max's favorite! He is such a little daredevil- a gentle push is not enough for him, he wants his stomach to flip flop.







Then he climbed on the jungle gym and had a blast. At one point he was blocked by another little girl and started crying 'cause he couldn't get his way, and after that the other parents wouldn't let their kids near Max. It was really weird- one mom started yelling at her daughter 'cause she was too close, so we left not long after that so we wouldn't cause any more drama.





My little cutie. It was wonderful to spend some time, just mom and Max. It makes me really look forward to when I can be a stay at home mom for real. The other day I went to school to get some stuff and I realized that I don't miss that place one iota (we aren't meeting as a class again until after Thanksgiving). Thank goodness I have less than a year left- I don't think I could make it any longer than that. I really miss not being there for every little thing.

11 November 2007

Close to Home

As many of you know, I have been MIA for the past couple of months. I've been designing an exhibit with my studio class at school and while it was a ton of fun, I'm so glad it's over. But it is up in the gallery in the Maud Gatewood studio arts building at UNCG if anyone is interested in seeing it. It'll be up through November, so if you want to go make sure you do it before then. The exhibit is titled Close to Home: Edward Loewenstein and modernism in Greensboro and is about Edward Loewenstein the architect and the impact he made on Greensboro in the 50s and 60s.

Max is our studio mascot- he's been there for almost every meeting or work day. Luckily, everyone loves him so there were no issues.



Loewenstein taught at UNCG (then Woman's College) a couple of years- the class he taught was a combined art and home economic majors and they designed and built a house. Here is the class in front of the 1965 commencement house (there were 3 built, and they were called commencement houses because the juniors and seniors built them).


My class went to Wellspring retirement community to interview people who lived in Loewenstein houses or knew him, and afterward we took this picture with Jane Levy, Loewenstein's daughter.


A few of us at Elon University School of law where another part of the exhibit is. The building it's in is the old Greensboro public library- a building designed by Edward Loewenstein and Gregory Ivy. We had just finished installing and are pretty happy with ourselves.


Me and Ashley at the opening event at Elon- it was a pretty fancy coktail party.


Max being grumpy at the opening event at Gatewood.


Max and I talking at the Gatewood opening- Max in his suit jacket and me in my vintage garb.


Rob and I in front of the exhibit- not the best picture of Rob, I think he was just ready to go at this point.


The class posing for one more group photo at the opening- this time our professor Patrick is in with us.


The exhibit at Gatewood- we designed and built everything you see except the benches.