Travel and the Ethereal is our first solo photo gallery show! Beginning Nov. 2nd 16 of our most treasured images displayed in a limited engagement at the wonderful Miraflores winery in California’s Sierra Foothills. Artists’ receptions November 2nd and 3rd at 1PM each day, with wine and one-on-one time with Juliet and me. This is one of the proudest moments of my adult life and 2+ years of devotion to this craft to make it happen. If you are in Northern California we would love to see you, and please tell your friends. It is because of the amazing support I have received on this blog that I am at this point in my career. A huge thank you to my amazing readers and brilliant colleagues.
Here is the release from Miraflores -
Travel and the Ethereal — A mobile photography exhibition
Michael and Juliet Housewright are mobile phone photographers
inspired by years of foreign travel. Their work has been featured
in yearly shows in Denver, Vermont, and the outstanding online publications, Your Life is a Trip, and Hipstography. Their first exhibition at Miraflores
features images shot using only an iPhone in Hong Kong, Italy, California,
Utah, Vietnam, and Colorado. Their work often blurs the lines between
the concrete and the abstract. What is apparent immediately is how close
the viewer feels to the subjects of the photos and how incredible the sense
of place has been captured using only a mobile phone. You may see more
of their work at http://www.theblissfuladventurer.com or at Miraflores. A reception
for the artists both days at 1 pm.
“Find a place where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain” – Joseph Campbell
Juliet’s Big Sur “Collision” was chosen! (all rights reserved)
In what was enormous good news around our camp, Juliet and I had images selected by a professional jury for the 3rd Annual Gallery NRC Mobile Phone Photography show in Denver Colorado. All images must have been taken and edited (preferably) with a mobile phone. As many of you know Juliet was in the show last year with this amazing shot of Venice. The show runs September 26, 2013 – October 19, 2013 and is free to the public. We will have framed images and prints for sale at the exhibition. We are fully committed to continuing our lives in this creative pursuit and one day hope to operate a gallery of our own.
Please enjoy viewing these images as we enjoyed capturing and editing them.
Captured just a few short miles from the Gallery NRC Spring of 2012 (image by Juliet and all rights reserved)
I jumped in front of the vintage cable car along SF’s Embarcadero (all rights reserved)
My 645 Pro Capture just above the famous Ridge Monte Bello Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains (all rights reserved)
I was recently published in a very cool online magazine for Hipstamatic photographers called Hipstography. This gallery of 18 of my native Hipstamatic images from my journey to Hong Kong was a real honor. To date, this has been my most successful photography trip and I look forward to returning there soon. I encourage you all to check out Hipstography and give a shout out to its fabulous author, Eric Rozen (the blog is in English and French) While I have been noticeably absent from my blogging duties I have been quite fortunate with my photos lately as I will share in subsequent posts.
I appreciate very much all the support from fellow bloggers over the past 2 years and my art is starting to gain traction thanks largely to your encouragement and readership. Stay tuned
Today, the wonderful Your Life is A Trip experiential travel site, posted my second piece for them, Finding Mario Bollag about my first visit to the beautiful Terralsole winery in Montalcino, Italy. This piece, while short, tells the story of how Juliet and I made our way from Rome airport to the brilliance of Tuscany in a 5 and a half hour adventure.
In addition, we have a few slots remaining on our iPhone Journey to Puglia this October. I would love for some of my readers to join me in this amazing experience in Italy. The iPhone and Puglia - 8 Days and 7 Nights in the Gorgeous Heel of the Boot.
I like tradition. I like it when it evolves from something so simple and becomes its own existence. Writing to you Juliet on significant dates has become my cherished tradition. In this act of sharing with the world my unceasing love for you I find keys to understanding my own existence. I discover new elements of you and me that were not there only an occasion before now. What is this four years together? What is the significance of the constructs we hold closely as if they are inalienable? Why do I sound like the narrator from a Terence Malick film when I wax philosophical? I am not sure I can answer any of these questions, so I will share some insight into us and let the world decide who we are.
Join me and Juliet in Italy this October 22-29 for our first ever Blissful Adventurer iPhone tour of Puglia, Italy. I would love for some of my readers to join me in the land that has shaped my life and my writing above all others. Check out the details and then come spend some hard-earned vacation hours with us. Continue reading →
Italy Images – iPhone 5 Editing Tutorial is a sampling of my recent work editing standard DSLR images using only my iPhone 5. I am very excited about the quality and style of these photos and I want to share with you today some details on how and why I edit as I do. Continue reading →