We celebrated Easter with my family as part of Connor’s Birthday last week. We raced little wind up Easter toys and the goal was not to see who could go the fastest, but the furthest from the line. Many of them went in circles or would go straight and then turn, so it was more difficult than it may seem.
On Easter I woke up early to make a breakfast in bed for Kevin. As I walked into the living room I was surprised with an Easter basket full of chocolates, as well as a Superman Kite and some racing cars. Thanks Kev!
I was not accepted to the UVU Student Show, however, the same piece (the Pantheon) was accepted to Salon de Refuses. This show will run from April 20-May 2 on the 4th Floor of the UVU library. The opening reception is April 24 from 7-9 pm and refreshments will be provided.
Also, on my photo website I now have a list of upcoming events where my pictures will be showing. I will still post most of them here, however, you can check there as well.
We got about 6 inches of snow the night of April 15 and the morning of April 16th. Some of the beautiful trees I was planning on photographing later this week had branches snapped off due to the weight of the snow on the blossoms and branches.
Naturally, now that I have decided to spend the rest of my school career at UVU…. BYU offers me a half tuition scholarship for spring and summer! I am really excited about that. I should be able to take the same classes I was going to take at UVU so I can get the same credits but spend about $700 less! Wahoo! All of this back and forth business has been an adventure, but, if someone wants to give me free money, I’ll take it!
I was not accepted to BYU’s photography program. However, I have some awesome plans for this summer. One of my photography teachers this semester has really inspired me and is going to help with a project this summer that I am hoping to put into a gallery. I have a lot of plans and ideas about things I can do with my photography. I finally feel like it’s starting to have some direction. I just have to keep up my enthusiasm through finals and then start working on my project. I will have more to come for sure.
So, keep checking my photo blog because that is where I will post images for my project. I’ve been a little bit crazy and excited lately (to which Kevin would readily tell you) and I think this is why. I’m so excited about working on a project that I will enjoy and the prospect of being in a gallery and making a little money. This is definitely helping get through finals (although I just want to work on this and not finals…).
(This is an image I shot for my Grandpa Northrup project, but I really like it in color)
This is a sneak preview of a project I am working on for my alternative photography class. The assignment is “Megorokiteni” which is the Russian word for photograph. The literal translation is “to make last forever.” So, for my project I am learning more about my Grandpa Northrup and photographing things that represent them. The end result will be a book containing photographs and words people have written about my grandpa. So, this is just a few of the images I have taken so far.
The process I am using to print these is called Van Dyke Brown. I’ll create digital negatives of each image and then do a contact print onto Bristol paper coated with a sensitizer. The images are then exposed to UV light, rinsed with water and fixed. The result is an antique brown colored image. I think it will help enhance the idea of these images being memories.