So my 2nd Detroit Pecha Kucha Night presentation has come & gone like a thief in the night.  The evening could have not been any better!  I was supported by my family, friends, members of the Detroit art community & somewhat of a rowdy crowd. OK, the crowd wasn’t rowdy but someone had way too many glasses of wine and she kept calling out my name. That’s another thing though, but I will say that Suite Suzy caught her in the ladies room talking to herself.

Anyway, as I stated before, I presented images from my NYC Analog Street Portrait series. I also included 5 images that I have yet post online. One being the image above of a model that was walking for fashion designer Nicole Miller at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week moments after I snapped her.

I had a rough outline of what I wanted to say about the images & my process etc, but when the mic was handed to me as the music started playing, things changed. I actually started telling stories about the subjects and the events surrounding the photos, including a moment where I discussed my pimp boots in the Meat Packing District.  It was quite animated & I was really in the zone.

Before I knew it, the presentation was over & the lights faded to black.

I walked off stage feeling like a champ giving high fives & handshakes to attendees.

Some comments I heard:

  • Those photos need to be in a gallery
  • Your use of color is inspiring
  • You really told a story and did not need words
  • Were those really taken with a film camera
  • I could listen to your stories forever

Shit, let’s hope that the 1st one comes true!

I really felt great! So what’s next? I’ll be posting the rest of the photos over the next few weeks and talking about the people as I prepare to publish my next series on Detroit housing.

In the meantime, check some of the other presenters that I saw who rocked it & inspired me!

Maria Bologna – Office supply doodles
Miguel Yeoman – Painting
Marie Andrews – Painting and illustration
Leslie C. Horn – Sustainable living through architecture

Check here to view more of my NYC Analog Street Portrait series.