Thursday, December 27, 2007

Mentioned in the Boston Globe today

I was mentioned in an article in the Boston Globe today. It featured one of my photos as well, though I just realized that my name is not credited in the caption... The article is about our last show in the Medford Square space at 13FOREST Gallery before moving to Arlington.

Here is the article!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Blogging about blogging and other recent web activities

There must be a verb for pinching contacts of your contacts from networking websites like Facebook... I can speak frankly about this because I know Jeff D'Urso does not read my blog :-) Jeff and I have been stealing each other's contacts off both Facebook and LinkedIn. This is pretty obvious because when I add a new contact we both know, he will soon add him/her as his contact, and vice versa. If you log in as either me or Jeff, you'll find that we'll have about a page full of shared contacts. I've known Jeff since college, and he introduced me to my first job out of college (even though he left the company before I even started). After I moved back to the US from Japan, I worked for Jeff's startup company. I'm now back in touch with people I haven't spoken to in 15 years. Hurray for technology.

I want to spend a few moments meta-blogging. I must confess that I am not 100% comfortable blogging. Now that I know some people actually read my blog, I have to be more careful about editing. It's so different from writing in a diary. In blogging, you obviously want the public to read what you are saying, and so what you say will have to be more controlled. It is quite a bit more constraining than writing in a diary, in which you won't have to worry about proper grammar or looking like an idiot about what you're saying. A blog has to be somewhat of a essay. If you are simply reporting what you've done today, then that's just plain boring.

I know people who don't want to keep a blog for fear that it will reflect poorly on their professional lives. This is understandable, I suppose, especially if you plan on becoming a politician. Even though I'm an artist and can have the luxury to speak my mind more freely, I still have to be careful about what I say, especially any frustration I might have felt during my career photographing weddings (eh-hem, if there was any frustration, that is).

I'd like to blog more regularly in 2008. Hopefully, I can learn to conquer my ADD enough to sit and write extensively on a given topic.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Upcoming Exhibit

I'll be showing my work with Sand T and Sophie Glikson at TV3 in Medford from January 10 - February 10. This is going to be a very exciting show, as we are all very different artists.

I have never shown so many black and white pieces in one show, and I'm looking forward to it.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Snow in Boston

I'm feeling very depressed about having to dig my car out. Just waiting for the caffeine to kick in my bloodstream before starting the task.

Monday, December 10, 2007

My Daemon

Hmmm... It's interesting that my daemon animal is the same as Lord Asriel's in the Golden Compass... Not sure if that's good or bad. Ken's daemon is also a large cat.