Art is an expression
Art is an expression that needs no explanation
but in its essence demands attention.
Art Beat came and went in four and a half hours. I, for one, think that for all the work put into it, the Beat should be a weekend fest or at least a day-long event. Being sandwiched between Labor Day weekend and the Notre Dame football season opener tends to leave, what, 4 1/2 hours open on Thursday? I’ll take it.
Humongous thanks to everyone who helped us get our work planned, coordinated, shot, printed and up on display!
Firstly to Sara for being ever so patient with me. You are wildly imaginative when you let loose with a camera, and a huge part of my inspiration when I’m shooting. I couldn’t do what I do without you taking a moment to make sure that during this incredibly busy Labor Day weekend and Art Beat week that I rested, ate, and had what I needed for each step of the work ahead.
Our friend-turned-dress-model Amanda for sharing your incredible story and the privilege we had to photograph you trashing your dress.
JP and Brandie for helping keep tabs on gear and sharing laughs during night shoots while the occasional slightly inebriated passerbys interviewed us about “the movie we were filming” downtown (?). Thanks for your help in the daytime shoots to keep an eye on our son (photographer in training), helping with posing, lighting, and basic water rescue as needed.
Ma & Pa Bucholtz for the pool location and place to cool off after a very long shoot. (Sorry about the glitter everywhere, our house has it even more than your deck caught it. At least you saw the prints and know WHY there was sparkles everywhere.)
All the folks who struck up conversation! Great to see all my camera wielding college photography classmates throughout the day! Fellow shooters and artists both enjoying the fest and presenting alongside us. Dana at Hooton Holler Studios for the invite and booth space that turned out to be in front of the main stage! Phil Treadway at A-1 Signs for the amazingly fast poster prints and sweet banner to show off to the umpteen hundred people flocking in the Great Hall.
Seriously… was that ONLY 4 1/2 hours long? My thank you list takes almost that long to read.