Last weekend two of my pieces were hung in an art show at Goodfellas in Orange. The shop hosted a RAD party with tons of rad art on the walls in honor of their 10th anniversary. There were 9 contributing artists (including yours truly), two bands, a dj, a bangin’ bartender with complimentary beer, wine, cocktails, food, the fight on a tv outside, some live art, lots of cool merch for sale and just a general environment of super fun awesomeness hovering around the some 100 attendees. The super fly chick who runs the shop did a fantastic job of putting the whole thing together. Everyone had a great time.
Unfortunately, I was busy most of the evening completely enjoying myself and consequently did not take too many pictures. There are times in our lives when engaging fully in the moment and savoring the experience does not include using a camera. There are so many times when the experience itself is in creating images and I experience more fully and authentically while shooting…but there are so many other times when a $3000 camera in front of my face does not help me see better like it so often does…but rather, strips away from my experience. Sometimes I have to be a part of things not as a photographer. Sometimes I have to just be Jackie.
So with that being said, I chatted, I laughed, I hugged, I ate, I drank, I listened to good music, bobbed my head, talked about inspiration and art and what life means to me. It was a great way with great people at a great event to just be me.
So. Here’s a few images I shot of the art, my two pieces, my favorite piece (any lady in a green dress with a glass of wine is bound to be at the top of my list), and the music that moved me outside. Thanks for all of you who came. If you didn’t…wish you could have been there…