It’s been a wonderfully heady six weeks for the studio, to have our work up on the walls of the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe. The show was reviewed well in the prestigious journal of the photography gallery world, Photograph. And lots of people stopped by the gallery. It’s been a terrific experience, from the search through older files to scanning and printing images that had not ever been printed before. My heartfelt thanks go out to Sid and Michelle Monroe, who initiated the idea of the show, curated it, and saw it become reality on the walls of their beautiful gallery.
We made the quick video above while we were there, just to remember the way the pictures felt on the walls, and to acquaint folks with the gallery. It also offers thanks to the Nikon Ambassador Program, and to the Epson Corp. for their help in creating the opportunity for the show. Huge thanks to Mike Corrado and Mark Suban at Nikon, and Reed Hecht and Dano Steinhardt over at Epson.
To commemorate the show, we made a series of keepsake 8×10 prints. Foot Selfie and Coolpix Selfie (below) are signed and available at the gallery for $100. ([email protected])
Often times, as a long standing freelance photographer, you feel like you are standing in one very long storm. Uncertainty, adversity, and setbacks can rain down on you fast and hard, like the drumbeat of rain on a tin roof. Occasionally, there’s a break in the clouds, such as a wonderful assignment that allows you to shoulder the cameras once again and go into the world. Or it can be a big job, one of those things that come in the door here and there that gets you through the winter and pays some bills. Other times it might just the grace and blessing of a good frame that you like, no matter if anyone else notices. This show was one of those wonderful breaks in the clouds, a shelter from the storm and a reassurance that the occasionally odd, perpetually stressful endeavor of seeking pictures for thirty years has been worth it.
My thanks to all involved in the show, in particular everybody at our little studio, who pitched in mightily to make it happen. Special thanks to Lynda Peckham who oversaw the printing, and made everything happen on time.
Roger Botting says
You didn’t polish your shoes! Or fix that in PS.
Oh well, the rest of the photo is above compare.
Scott Holstein says
Very cool, Joe! Wish I could have seen it.
Joe, the gallery display looks awesome! Is there any way to provide an electronic link to the photos that are displayed? I would love to see them in person, but, alas, living in NYS it isn’t going to happen….
Regardless, it looks awesome!
Joe McNally says
You can take a spin at the Monroe Gallery website…there is a thumbnail gallery and click on each pic in turn you can see the entire show there…..enjoy, and many thanks….
Joe Galon says
The photographs at the Monroe are amazing, thank you for bringing inspiration to all of us in Santa Fe. Your return visits here are truly appreciated.
The show is richly deserved, and the photos are fantastic. You must have a really good camera 😉
Michael Clark says
Congrats again on your show at the Monroe Gallery Joe! It was awesome to see the show and be there on opening night. And the images were awesome as we all knew they would be.
AJ Luna says
omg! that’s a really scary height! I get the photo’s connection though, like being up high and not afraid because the storm has made you brave. that’s a nice reminder. thanks. 🙂
Tom Vadnais says
Joe, I spent almost two hours experiencing your exhibit a couple days after it opened. It truly was an experience, not just a display of great images. Each of your images tells a story far beyond the capture of a moment in time through your use of light and the placement of every element in the frame, including the background. These images weren’t only memorable, they were exquisitely printed, too. As always, seeing the actual prints of images I’ve seen in books or on the web makes them really come to life. There’s no substitute. Although I have the book of your giant Polaroids of 9/11, I wasn’t quite prepared for my emotional response when seeing them in person so many years later. I noticed there wasn’t a dry eye on anyone else, either. Congratulations, Joe.
David Taranza says
Joe, congrats on the gallery display. Amazing set of pictures, indeed.
Karen Bobotas says
Congratulations and thank you for the sharing the info on the link. I took a walk through the thumbnail gallery on the Monroe Gallery website. Your work is truly inspiring – many thanks. Best, Karen
Those pictures on top of the Burj… just wow…