Friday, January 21, 2011

Phil Stern Gallery Opening

Last night I went to the opening of the Phil Stern show in downtown LA. The exhibition was a selection of images, many never seen before, commemorating the 50th anniversary of John. F. Kennedy's inauguration. They can be seen online at the Phil Stern Archive.

For the past month the company where I work, BowHaus, scanned, edited, printed, mounted, framed, and hung the exhibition. It took an incredible amount of teamwork to get it all done, we spent many late nights and early mornings in order to get all of this finished. I personally mounted every print in the show, a somewhat nerve racking process with prints as large as 4 ft. x 6ft. It was a really good feeling to see it all up on the walls.

Phil's proposal to Frank Sinatra to let him photograph the event
Phil Stern
The crowd
What an amazing business card


Last weekend I had the good fortune to see my parents and my younger brother, Daniel. While getting my Dad's car washed for him, we had to wait an hour and a half while they detailed it. Fortunately it was a beautiful day and we were able to find chairs in a covered waiting area. The light was really amazing. The bad news is my camera is out for repair for probably a month or more, so my iPhone will have to suffice in the meantime.