Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bluff Park Art Show - 100 Strangers Challenge


Stranger #91

Last Saturday my friend Karen and I crammed a whole lot into one day. We started out at the Pepper Place, did a little shopping, had lunch at Zoe's, and ended up at the Bluff Park Art Show. One of Birmingham's oldest and most respected art shows, it was a grand way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon. I saw artists that I've known for years and met a few new ones. And may I congratulate my friend Leo Ticheli, who won a blue ribbon for one of his photographs! I also met Atlanta photographer Lorrie Dallek as well. I regret I didn't get a photo of Lorrie. Please visit her website and treat yourself to her amazing photographs! Birmingham readers, you can find her work at Jennifer Hunt Gallery.


Print artist - Debra Riffe from Birmingham
Debra's linoleum block relief prints are wonderful! I loved getting to talk with her. Please visit her website.
Stranger #92


Attention Birmingham Bloggers/Readers

On Wednesday October 7th from 3:00-7:00 Channel 13 will be hosting the first
Blog- a -Thon For Voices Against Violence

Sponsored by The Women's Fund it will raise much needed funding and highlight the issues of domestic violence. I will be participating and will have photographs and a full report of this event! You can follow the interviews from Channel 13's live feed.

18 comments:

Olivier said...

deux superbes portraits en b&w, avec une préférence avec le premier, j'aime l'ombre

Kcalpesh said...

Wow, 100 strangers! Quite a challange! These portraits look nice!

Pixellicious Photos

Rambling Round said...

Great b&w photos, Virginia. People definitely suit your eye.

B SQUARED said...

V-I think you should be in the show next year. These are some great portraits.

Bibi said...

Two more intriguing faces! 92---you're almost there....

Daryl said...

#91 looks like ZZTop .. ;-]

Virginia said...

Daryl,
Around here, it could be ZZ! :)

Thérèse said...

You call them "100 strangers challenge" but how many are really strangers to you? lol
No 91 is one of the ones (!) I really like the most of your serie. The personality of the individual passing through the picture probably.

Jacob said...

Now these are both excellent portraits...I especially like the old guy (probably 'cause I can relate!)...

Super job, V.

Halcyon said...

Good luck with your blog-a-thon.

I like today's portraits. They look like interesting strangers, the kind you'd like to make friends.

Marie-Noyale said...

You are really getting very good with those portraits!
To answer about my post it was taken in a Brooklyn brasserie and if you wanted a translation of well done I would say "Bien joué".
Enjoy the day.

Char said...

wonderful shots. the blog-a-thon sounds like a great project.

Ken Mac said...

stranger 91 is my kind of guy!

Livio said...

Hi Virginia, (touchez!) you recognize me in photo whit Fabrizio!
(p.s) Let's get things straight right away, 10 kilos of chocolat of Turin was a Fabrizio's idea :-)
Ciao
http://piove-governoladro.blogspot.com

Virginia said...

Livio,
Yes, Fabrizio can handle the chocolat and you my friend can work on the buckets of Prosecco!! :)

Thérèse,
You are right, a lot of them start out as strangers but end up being nice new friends shortly!

OLivier, I actually worried a little about the shadows but decided to use it anyway because he was so interesting!

TheChieftess said...

I am so impressed by your 100 strangers challenge...I've yet to really get started out on that project...almost took the plunge today but missed the chance...you inspire me!!! Next time...I'll take that plunge!!!

wv: guingey...how I feel when I think about approaching someone for the 100 stranger challenge!!!

Maya said...

Great stranger shots as usual! It looks like you are nearing 100! Will you continue after that milestone?

Blognote said...

Two wonderful portraits, Virginia!!