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Re: My morning brush with fame

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  • From: Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:03:12 -0500
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Congratulations!  On your meeting, of course, but also on that great
website.  It is very tasteful.  The background color compliments your
prints nicely, like a well framed picture.

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 2:34 PM, Diana Bloomfield
<dhbloomfield@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Well, this post doesn't have much to do with alt processes, but I'll see if
> I can fit it in somewhere in the middle of this story.
> I just wanted to talk about the most amazing morning I just had.  James
> Taylor is here in NC right now, singing at various venues (for free) in
> support of Obama/Biden.  A friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go and
> hear him, where he would be performing in a nearby downtown park.  I really
> wanted to go, but I also knew it would be very crowded.  She said she had
> "VIP tickets," though, which sounded good enough to me, so off we went.
> So we get there, and we were asked if we'd like to go "backstage" and meet
> James (we're on a first name basis now) and have our photographs taken with
> him.  So we go back there, where there are really only about 10 or 12 other
> folks (groupies), and they have a photographer set up with studio lights,
> backdrop- the whole thing.  And so I got to go up and shake hands with
> James, and he asked me my name (actually asked twice to ensure he got it
> right-- you know-- like he really cared), and asked me where I was from, put
> his arm around me, and we had our photo taken together-- just like old
> friends.  Apparently, they're gonna send a copy to us.  He's very tall,
> which I knew already, but much taller when you're standing next to him.  I
> might have had a brief conversation with him about alt processes, too,
> though I can't remember now.
> Then, afterwards, because of our "VIP" status, we got to be on the front row
> to hear him sing, which he did for over an hour.
> Is that a great morning, or what?  And he still has a beautiful voice.
> I took tons of photographs, which I will ultimately make into alt process
> prints. :)  In fact, perhaps I will take that photograph of James and me,
> and turn it into a gum print, or a platinum print, or a cyanotype or . . .
> How's that for making this post seem relevant?
> Oh, and I also finally have a website up, which includes alt process prints.
> (That's three times now-- or four -- that I've mentioned alt processes).
>  The website is missing tons of stuff-- but at least it's out there now.  I
> used VisualServer, which is a great service-- very easy to navigate and
> edit-- which had always been my problem-- trying to put together something
> that I could easily go in and manage/edit, at will, myself.
> Thanks for listening to my story about my amazing morning.
> Diana
> www.dianahbloomfield.com