I am back from Wilmington- it was beautiful shooting on the beach this past weekend- a little hot, but beautiful! The Ziabird reception was so wonderful- my friend Lynn’s store is just what I dreamed it would be- a mix of 1920’s vintage inspired accessories and jewelry, and modern artist made clothing. And fabulous hats By Terry Graziano! I ended up with one of these after doing photos of the store and trying it on a few times! It was fun to see my portraits and Polaroid transfers in the mix of the shop! I met some great people too at the reception, there are amazing artists and designers in this world! I am so happy to be a part of it.
The shoot I did with Lynn in her store was fun- we had her sitting up on her display counter- the window light streaming in behind her- she looked like a 20’s movie star- of course I shot film, so we’ll have to wait for the final results! I will post them next week. After the shoot, it was an hour or two of friend therapy- I miss the days of just sitting with a great friend for hours talking about life- it was awesome!
Elizabeth and Lynn @Ziabird-photo by Ted
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Polaroid transfer- Hawaii, 2007 copyright Elizabeth Galecke Photography
My good friend,Lynn, just opened a really beautiful boutique in Wilmington called Ziabird(www.ziabird.com) She invited me to be her feature artist for the grand opening of her shop! Ted, Lynn and I hung the work a few weeks ago before the store was finished, so this week when I go back- it will be so great to see it all put together! We hung two different themes of work- a small grouping of my portrait work which I framed in a mix of flea-market and modern frames- and then a mix of my Polaroid Transfer work.
“Legend has it that sometime in the mid-1960s one of Polaroid’s research photographers
inadvertenly left a Polaroid negative face down on a countertop, later picked it up,
and found an image had transferred to the counter. He and several of his colleagues began
to play with the process until Polaroid founder Dr. Edwin Land found out about it and
sternly discouraged this deviant activity. And so Pandora’s box was closed ….
for the time being. – John Reuter”
I love working with Polaroid transfers, so I am excited to have these on exhibit. These images I take when I have time off of my portrait work- it is quiet, reflective work- and the subject matter is usually landscape- but intimate- not vast in any way. Little vignettes of scenes that I see when I am traveling or just taking a day off. I love the transfer process, it is challenging and exciting- I am so incredibly old-school. Anything that takes a long time, doesn’t include sitting in front of a computer, has a combination with chemicals and film(except when I am cooking)- and can’t be duplicated exactly ever again- just makes me happy. The unfortunate issue is that Polaroid is stopping production of their film- and if this happens, no more real Polaroid Transfers. Yes, they can be done by computer- but it’s not the same. There are groups like Save Polaroid and the Impossible Project, trying to keep it alive!
Check it out…http://www.savepolaroid.com/learn
Here is a link to find out more about the Polaroid Transfer Process…http://www.alternativephotography.com/process_imagetransfers.html
Soooo, back to Ziabird…
My work is mixed in with all of the great things in Lynn’s store-There is jewelry-some designed by Lynn- who is an amazing artist! and handbags, and clothing too- all unique and made by artists. Please stop by if you are in Wilmington- reception is Friday night – my work will be hanging until July 11.
Ziabird reception Invite June 19
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The Walk for Women was a smashing success for it’s first year! We raised over $4000.00 for the Women’s Center of Wake County! www.wcwc.org Here are some highlights! For the full album, check out my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/people/Elizabeth-Galecke/782889054#/pages/West-Raleigh-NC/Elizabeth-Galecke-Photography/57391098070?ref=ts We had men and women in heels for the one mile walk- it was so much fun!
This Saturday is another amazing event, for a good cause- The Inaugural Ball for Nancy’s Butterfly Fund(www.nancysbutterflyfund.org) , benefitting Interact of Wake County(www.interactofwake.org). Nancy Cooper was a wonderful client of mine, so I am happy to be a small part of this weekend’s event by donating a session for the auction. http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/auctionview.cgi?lid=636418&kwd=&zip=27518&category=0
High Heel Walk for Women photos….
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It has been a really busy few weeks. The fundraiser for the Women’s Center is this Saturday! I am so excited, and nervous, and then excited again. We have been working so hard, and really hope to have a successful event. First Friday last minute registration drives at the Collectors Gallery( www.thecollectorsgallery.com ) and Pooles Diner (www.poolesdowntowndiner.com) for the procrastinators- we are trying everything we can!
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