Every two years Houston is home to FotoFest, a several weeks long celebration set up "to promote the exchange of art and ideas through international programs and the presentation of photographic art." The Bayou City becomes host to fine art photographers from all over the globe, countless exhibitions, portfolio reviews and workshops all centering on photography. In addition to getting to go to the swanky opening night party with Catherine, it was also an opportunity to get to hang out with the fabulous Susan Burnstine. I was lucky enough to meet her when she came for her Within Shadows exhibition at the John Cleary Gallery during the Fall of last year and can now happily count her among my dear friends!
During her time here she invited me out to dinner with several of her fancy photographer friends. At one point Susan realized she didn't have a picture of me on her phone to show up when I called and so she whipped out her iPhone. All of a sudden I looked up and ALL of them were taking my picture!
Michael was kind enough to send me two of his pictures… as partially seen through Susan's phone:
I LOVE that in the one on the left I'm smiling in Susan's phone but not in Michael's picture
Now comes the "audience participation" portion of the blog post! A couple of days ago I saw the following message on Michael's Facebook page and wanted to share this fabulous opportunity with y'all:
This coming August the Festival de la Luz in Buenos Aires, Argentina will be exhibiting my series "Los Toros" at the Fotogaleria de San Martin. This is an important venue in an important festival, and I'm quite excited about the honor and the opportunity. In an effort to attend the opening, I am selling a limited edition of two small prints from the series at a very low price.
The two attached images will be available for a short time as 8x10 toned silver gelatin prints, each in numbered limited editions of 25, for $150. The prints will be signed, numbered and delivered to you prior to the exhibition.
Those interested can contact me directly through Facebook, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for considering these print, and for your help in getting me to Argentina for this great opportunity!
As of this posting both images are still available. Opportunities like this rarely come up for such fantastic work… take advantage of this amazing deal today!
Artist: Michael Giacchino / Album: Ratatouille