Rock 'n' Roll parents has been my baby, my official personal project, since 2004. The first installment was in 2005 in JP and I am about to display part 6 at Jamspot in Somerville on Friday, April 25th! The exhibits have gotten bigger, with music and press. Event the photos have gotten bigger.
For the first time in this series I got all the prints professionally printed with Bob Korn Imaging. (I used to print them on my canon inkjet at home or at the digital lab at SMFA). I thought it was time to do things professionally.
I met Bob Korn at a portfolio review that ASMP put on and saw his portfolios and prints and was excited to maybe one day put together a real printed portfolio with him, and then when I was asked to present my Rock Parents series at another ASMP event about Personal Projects where Bob had printed 2 of my pieces (along with the other presenters' work) and the prints were outstanding (they are still on display at EP Levines). The color was significantly better than my previous prints, and the size... well, I always like seeing my photos huge. I usually only see them on my computer screen, which is not that big!
So when it came time for this new exhibit to be printed for the exhibit, I called Bob Korn and he did his magic and printed the 11 images for Rock Parents, 6. (I hope he enjoyed it enough to work on parts 7, 8, and 9....and on and on ...)
I framed the prints at the Brookline Framers' Workshop, where I usually frame everything, but this time actually framed with frames and glass. (Past exhibits were just mounted on gator board). They look amazing. It took an entire day to do (with the help of the amazingly talented Dave Green). I only cut myself once on the glass (and didn't notice until I bled on the back of one of the photos... I think I will keep which one it was to myself!)