I am delighted to share with you that opening night (May 5th) at the Slipper Room for my NIGHT PAPER Exhibition was a success! Framed prints at the show can be purchased here.
Nine photos from the project were conservation-framed by Art of Framing, printed by Gotham Imaging on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Mono Silk. Guaranteed to last a lifetime or more, I am very proud of these images and they way they are presented. I hope you feel the same way and invite them into your home by purchasing one or more!
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Huge thanks to friend and fellow photographer JP Sevillano, who documented the evening and shared his photos for you to see! I am grateful, as I was busy talking with guests and enjoying the evening.
Here is a gallery of images from the exhibition:
There is one photograph of each of the nine models/volunteers for NIGHT PAPER in this exhibit. You are all amazing, wonderful people. More about them at these links:
Anon & Clara Coquette
Falana Fox (digital, film)
Gymnos Alithea (one, two, three)
Just in case you missed it, you can purchase the framed show prints here.
As if that was not enough, we were graced by the musical and physical beauty of Mamie Minch. She performed two sets of her unique blues singing and guitar work - something I have admired for over four years and was humbled that she chose to not only join us to perform but also don paper outfits in the spirit of NIGHT PAPER. Thank you for mesmerizing the audience, Mamie.
Here is a gallery of images from the gorgeous performance space at the Slipper Room. Again, thanks, JP, for shooting so many great photos.
On a final note, I'd like to write a special thanks to three people in particular.
Sincerely Yours was the subject of our shoot in November at Rockaway Beach. Only later did we find out she works at the Slipper Room when scouting for a location to make a photograph with a stage and proscenium arch. Because of Sincerely's efforts, we gained access to this location and were introduced to...
Todd Beers, Creative Director at the Slipper Room, asked us if we were interested in being their first "Artist-In-Residence" at the venue. This exhibition and the upcoming PAPER BURLESQUE are a collaboration between his inventive and creative vision for making the Slipper Room an art space in addition to a performance space and my project and willingness to propose a crazy event like PAPER BURLESQUE. Great working with you, Todd.
Last and certainly not the least, I thank Mabel Bermejo, my Production Manager for NIGHT PAPER and Producer for PAPER BURLESQUE. You keep me on track and make all important things happen. You also work with all the models and performers to arrange for fittings, rehearsals and more. I appreciate you and your efforts very, very much.
And also many thanks to all who came out this Sunday past. We hope to see you and more at PAPER BURLESQUE on May 19th! This show will be a night to remember. Buy your tickets now! This show is looking like it will sell out.