Re: My morning brush with fame
Oh, thank you, Keith. I really appreciate that. I went back and
forth on the colors-- way too many options there-- but I really
liked that and figured, you know, since I did make a perfect score on
the color test . . . ;) But thanks so much.
On Oct 21, 2008, at 4:03 PM, Keith Gerling wrote:
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
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.
Taylor is here in NC right now, singing at various venues (for
support of Obama/Biden. A friend of mine asked me if I wanted to
hear him, where he would be performing in a nearby downtown park.
wanted to go, but I also knew it would be very crowded. She said
"VIP tickets," though, which sounded good enough to me, so off we
So we get there, and we were asked if we'd like to go "backstage"
James (we're on a first name basis now) and have our photographs
him. So we go back there, where there are really only about 10 or
folks (groupies), and they have a photographer set up with studio
backdrop- the whole thing. And so I got to go up and shake hands
James, and he asked me my name (actually asked twice to ensure he
right-- you know-- like he really cared), and asked me where I was
his arm around me, and we had our photo taken together-- just like
friends. Apparently, they're gonna send a copy to us. He's very
which I knew already, but much taller when you're standing next to
might have had a brief conversation with him about alt processes,
though I can't remember now.
Then, afterwards, because of our "VIP" status, we got to be on the
to hear him sing, which he did for over an hour.
Is that a great morning, or what? And he still has a beautiful
I took tons of photographs, which I will ultimately make into alt
prints. :) In fact, perhaps I will take that photograph of James
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
(That's three times now-- or four -- that I've mentioned alt
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
edit-- which had always been my problem-- trying to put together
that I could easily go in and manage/edit, at will, myself.
Thanks for listening to my story about my amazing morning.