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Friday, January 18, 2008
Mistakes will happen...
Today's blog is all about mistakes. I forgot to reset my camera which was set to tungsten and I was walking on Wall street in the rain. I glanced at the Federal Hall building where George Washington took the oath of office as our first President and was home to the first Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Executive Branch offices. I saw a woman standing for a typical tourist snap so I took the image. When I checked the exposure, I saw my mistake in living blue color. Since my mind was turned to history, I decided that it looked o.k., like an early photographic image a la Julia Margaret Cameron. Inspired, I looked for more images that as blueprints would resonate with history. I love mistakes!
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.