Monday, February 28, 2011

Displaying at Riverfront Parks IMAX Theater

So, here is the challenge. Pick out the images/prints to be displayed in an ongoing display at the IMAX Theater in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. My preference is to use poster sized images/prints, with the largest at a size of 24 X 36. A number of them will be at 20 X 30, and the smallest prints will be enlargements at a standard range of 12 X 18 (smallest prints).

A week or so ago, my wife and I met with the management team at Riverfront Park, and we inspected the walls which are to hold all of these prints, and it is a large area. So, how many, and of what? I’m thinking that I will go with at least 20, spaced along the walls. All images featuring Spokane and all images shot at night (no surprise there).

After the installation of the framed prints, I will be in a position to rotate prints into and out of the IMAX framed locations every month or two. Getting new work down there will become fairly easy after the actual install is completed. As I see it now, the installation will be the most difficult part of the process. The City will provide help with the installation, so I think 6-8 hours might get it done.

Some of you have heard me utter the words, “We live in a beautiful place,” and perhaps I can offer visitors to our city an after dark look at our community. I will be continually shooting additional locations, so providing new material to this venue will offer many varied views of locations, landscapes, and local/regional art. After dark, of course.

I’ve had the frames ready to go, since many were used in shorter gallery displays over the past 5 years. Since this display will be an ongoing presence in the IMAX, affixing these frames will be much more permanent since they can get quite heavy.

I feel fortunate to get this opportunity, and even as this project evolves, I am getting more opportunities to shoot additional night photos in Spokane Parks. In 2010 I had the opportunity to visit the top of the Clocktower with David Randolph, perhaps the most knowledgeable person I know when it comes to this Spokane Landmark. As David and I discussed the framed art project at the IMAX, he agreed to get me back up on top of the Clocktower for another visit, after dark. Maybe I’ll get to scheduling that later on, but for the time being there are too many other things to do. What I can say, with certainty, is that the Riverfront Park management team is in full agreement with me when I say, “We live in a beautiful place.”

I’ve asked on this forum before, about choosing photographs for display, so I’ll do it again. If you have any fav’s of the hundreds of Spokane Night Scenes online right now, let me know your personal choice for display at the IMAX. Although some of these prints will be quite large, I would prefer to use sizes of varying sizes, although the majority will be poster sized prints.

I’ll let all of my photog friends and night shooters know when this ongoing event/display opens at the IMAX, but in the meantime there is at least two weeks of work reviewing old prints and a ton of RAW (CR2 and NEF) files.

Stay tuned!

John D. Moore, CPP
Spokane Night Scenes

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