Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Krappy Kamera

A letter arrived from the SOHO PHOTO Gallery in New York City. I had entered some prints in a competition called "Krappy Kamera", an annual juried show for photos taken with minimal ("junky") cameras and lenses such as the Holga, pinhole cameras, or Lensbaby. (The Lensbaby is the lens my brother calls the "The Three Tequila Shot Lens" because of the blur you get from it.)

The Krappy Kamera competitions’s motto is: “In the hands of an artist, great photographs can be made with minimal equipment.” As if getting accepted to the show was not hard enough, the contest was opened for international participation in 2009. My first thought when I saw the envelope was: “Odd, I didn't think they would mail a rejection letter with the post.” [For the last couple of years I had checked their website for the list of accepted photographers just to find my name to be not on it.]

Only then did it dawn to me that maybe this time it was not a rejection. SOHO PHOTO had accepted one of my prints into the Krappy Kamera XII show for March of this year!

I am very excited to be part of it, having been selected as one of forty-eight artists from several hundred who submitted their work. To add to the excitement, the accepted print “Lydia & Ducky” is the signature photo for our blog and a foundation sample of the work we do at Creative Momentz.

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