something I'd like to share with you, a very old dream that i made come true.
my first exhibition
I showed 120 photos of different sizes.
the opening was Friday april 1. it was...what can i say?
much presence, much appreciation. I was overwhelmed.
along with the exhibition, i signed my book : "In Solitude and Out of Control"
120 square pages of over 200 photos and some poems, made and offered to me by dear dA friends.[link]
posted in the scraps a composite image of that evening, to show you how it was.
Im in the lower ones, youll recognize me, big smile at the table, and then, the shortest one in the middle of friends
the book will only be sold in libraries, locally and in surrounding countries. I wish I could sell it on line, but I discovered that the posting fees practically double the price. i posted here a selection of pages. [link]
this book is my baby
I open it every day, smell it, touch it, turn the pages
I'm in love.
dear friends and great artists who participated with their words to my book
in alphabetical order (i love you all!)
Cyril Berthault-Jacquier *KizukiTamura
Dafydd Williams ~thesadstork
Georges Hattab ~roovel
Isabelle Thibeault Jolin ~Izaaaaa
Laura Tringali Holmes *LauraTringaliHolmes
Mark Wade *Markus43
Richard Leach *RichardLeach
Wim De Baere !Illhm
and special thanks to Stefanie Le Pape ~SLpImpressions
who wrote the kindest words on my cover.
i can't but mention Laura's terrible loss and tell her how much i care, how sad i was when i knew.
my thoughts are for you in those difficult days.
I dedicated this exhibition and the book to my brother. I now offer it to your mother too, Laura.
to finish on a happier note, as i promised you in the title...
I am deeply convinced none of this would have happened if it wasnt for you, all of my dA friends.
I learned it all here; I dared to experiment, to discover, to learn. I made, unmade and remade and showed it first to you.
this first step, you made it happen.