The Opening of the MMPA Exhibit Feb 15th

Thank you all who came from near and far and for your friendship and support.

  The show is a combination of selections from Hometown and a sneak peek from American Bedroom

The show is a combination of selections from Hometown and a sneak peek from American Bedroom

Sweet Belle and dear friend Sylvia.

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Eric Luden of Digital Silver Imaging inspects his fine work - He printed the 60 x 40 prints from American Bedroom. Thank you Eric, the prints are gorgeous.

Arthur was roommates with 'Jessica' (above) when I photographed her. I will be photographing Arthur with his partner soon.

  Little Miss Avey has her eyes on things... never travels without her Unicorn Sleep mask.

Little Miss Avey has her eyes on things... never travels without her Unicorn Sleep mask.

Rean and Josh can hardly get over being in such a big print! Thanks for being part of the project and for revealing such an honest slice of American life! You're image was one of my first and is consistently requested for publication. 

Such great friends Barry and Sylvia who drove far to be at the show.  They stayed at my zany 'Peacock Inn.' 

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I'm not one to take photos of the homeless but when I met China in Manhattan I wanted to tell her story.  We talked for nearly a half hour about her life and she agreed to be in the project. She wanted to be reading since it is her new found love. I was mesmerized by her and her story - then I was haunted by her for months afterward - worried and sad for her. I am still hoping she will return one of my emails one day. A friend on Instagram saw her in NY and asked me what she could bring her - I said the normal things and some books. 

It's funny to be at a show like this with such big prints. When it's time to take a photo of someone or with someone they pic their favorite image. Pepere seems to be the favorite by many. Here fellow photographer Uday wanted to be by his favorite image. Thanks for traveling all the way from Washington DC  to Boston and then to the show!

 

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 Celebrity at my show!   Lead singer of Lamb of God - Randy Blythe. He is an avid photographer and Leica user.   

Celebrity at my show!   Lead singer of Lamb of God - Randy Blythe. He is an avid photographer and Leica user.

 

My lovely neighbor Eva on my right, a patron of the arts, purchased the first print from the collection of American Bedroom. These two middle ladies, Nancy and Sylvia are special forever friends. ( bonded with when we all went to Cuba for a workshop with Ernesto Bazan...only missing is my son Landon. )

After party is complete with delicious food by Tom, who made a double crusted Chick Pot Pie.  It was a wonderful evening but only so because of all of you!