Clickenzee to Embiggen!
This was shot in the Sketch Club's library which is my favorite room, well, one of them, in that building. It's packed with hundreds of art books by former members, treasure troves about undersea exploration, love, war, travel, technique (and two of my books, I should make sure they get the others, now that I think about it.)
I'd started with a pretty sophisticated lighting setup with some rim light in the back and, as Tony Auth put it, after seeing the first photos "We look like a bunch of bankers." As we moved along we added more props (I forget who the death mask is of, but it's a famous member of the club (it might be Thomas Anshutz.) I think the thing that makes this photo is really the mischievous look on Bill Scott's face. Bill's an extraordinarily famous painter and a really fun and swell guy. (As are they all. I love Tony Auth dearly.)
Eventually I started paring down the light, ending up with one 36 inch Photek Softlighter II.
I shot it with a Panasonic Lumix GX1 with a 14mm lens, because I'm still trying to make the Micro 43 system work for me. It worked here. We were in and out in about 12 minutes.
Members of the public are invited to the gala to hobknob with these, and many other fine artists (I'll be there, for sure.)
That's that. I'm off to go running. Perhaps I'll see you at the gala.
"Mad Men … of art"
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 7 pm to Midnight
The Philadelphia Sketch Club’s 153rd Anniversary Gala honoring
Auth, Kanevsky & Scott
Patron: $150 ($125 is tax deductible) * Art Lover: $100 ($75 is tax deductible) * Artist (Sketch Club members only): $60 ($35 is tax deductible) * The first 150 ticket purchasers will receive a two volume set of books on the Philadelphia artist and Sketch Club Member Peter Moran entitled Domestic and Wild: Peter Moran’s Images of America by David Gilmore Wright (retail value $120 – limited one per household).
Cocktails, Buffet, Dancing, Madness - 1960′s “Mad Men” attire is optional.
Tickets are available now by calling 215-545-9298 or by sending a check payable to the Philadelphia Sketch Club, 235 S. Camac St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
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