Harvest Project 2012: Part 1

I have been working on a personal project on the California Central Coast wine grape harvest for the past few weeks.  It's a work in progress and I am still waking up before dawn, pulling on my boots, heading out to some of the best vineyards in the area, and photographing the harvest.  I vacillated between waiting until the project was completed, and releasing it in parts.  I decided that it was best to give you small portions at a time.  This is mainly because there are way too many images that I love to only show a final 10-20 once the edit was completed.  Also, it allows you, the viewer, to see the evolution of the project and how things change over time.  These images were shot at Fe Ciega Vineyard, located in the Santa Rita Hills area of California, and Laetitia Vineyard, located in Arroyo Grande.  


 Thanks to Rick Longoria at Fe Ciega Vineyard and Jackie Ross and Dave Terry at Laetitia Winery for facilitating access to the vineyards and being so gracious and helpful!!!

Prints Shipped off to Michigan Exhibition

Almost 100 pounds of framed prints were sent to Adrian, Michigan today for the upcoming After-8 group exhibition.  The images were from the series "The Second Sex" which I produced for my MFA thesis project at the Brooks Institute last year.  I'm excited that the work is getting a new audience.

The show opens on Tuesday, November 8th at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan.

It's actually quite a production to pack up large frames for shipping across the country.  It took me most of an afternoon (including two trips to the office supply store for more packing materials). Don't worry, the frames were packaged much more securely than the images show.  At this point I was just testing box size and determining if I need to go dumpster diving for bigger boxes.  The furniture store around the corner has become a very good resource for my box needs.

All packaged up and ready to go!  There was a catalogue of the exhibition produced.  You can read about the show and see the other artists' work by viewing the Blurb book here.