Friday, March 28, 2008

This Weekend.

© Jeremy Kost

It is the crazy art week again here in New York City.  On Saturday, my dear friend, very talented composer Keith Fitch will have the world premieres of his newly commissioned work by St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble in Chelsea Art Museum.  Keith gives me permission to use two pieces of his music for my video work which you can see here and here.

The Polaroid man Jeremy Kost will have his video work installed at the lobby of the Tribeca Grand Hotel, for those who never been to Jeremy's party, well, he has the best ones.  The party is on Sunday, March 30th, 7pm to 11pm, RSVP is required, see more info. here.

Between two of them, I will try to stop by art fairs.  I really really love art fairs, I can never get tired of watching people...oh, and art. 

Monday, March 24, 2008

Last Day of Hawaii.

© Shen Wei

It is my last day in Hawaii. Strangely I don't feel really that sad, in fact I just can not wait to go back to New York City. I really miss the rush smell of the city. My photo assignment of Honolulu is going well. It is not very hard to take beautiful photographs in the place like Waikiki Beach, but then it is too dangerous to be dragged into to the beauty of the places and forgot the reality. While I was shooting yesterday, I thought about the labeling of editorial, fine art and stock photography, it seems becoming blurring these day, sometimes it's easy to see, sometimes it is just photography.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Aloha!

It was kind of a rainy day when I leave New York City last Saturday, then spent a few days in the snowy Minneapolis, and finally I was landed in Hawaii for a little vacation plus some work. It has been two days and my feet have not touched the ocean yet. I am photographing for a magazine feature about Honolulu and it has been kind of fun and difficult at the same time. Tomorrow I will definitely get on the beach, am crossing my fingers now hoping something interesting will happen.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Washington D.C.


© Shen Wei

Last night's WPA Annual Auction was truly a treat for me! There were about 500 guests came for the fund-raising dinner (I was honored to be invited to the Director's Choice table) and even more people came for the auction. There were many interesting work, the photography session were very popular and it's also the first closed bitting session. My piece "Joey" which is one of my oddest portraits, were happily went home with a photo collector. I am very inspired to see lots of support for non-for-profit art organizations like WPA.

Today I spent whole afternoon walking around the White House area then the Lincoln Memorial, I fall in love with D.C. every time I come here. It was a very windy day combines rainy dark clouds with occasional peeking sun, the city even looked more surreal to me.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

PDN 30 & WPA Auction


I am very honored to be included in the PDN’s "30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch” list this year with a group of very talent young photographers. The magazine is out now. I can’t wait to see the issue. There will be a panel discussion in conjunction with the publication of the list on March 10th from 6:30-9 at Parsons featuring 4 of the 30 photographers, Amy Lundeen, Photo Editor at Budget Travel and Fiona McDonagh, Photo Director at Entertainment Weekly.

© Arthur Tress

This Friday the Washington Project for the Arts is holding it's 2008 Art Auction Gala at the Katzen Art Center. One of my portraits from Almost Naked was selected by Sarah Kennel, the Assistant Photography Curator at National Gallery of Art to be included in the auction. Some of my favorite photographers such as Arthur Tress, Duane Michals, Zoe Strauss and Amy Stein are also part of this auction. If you can't go to D.C., you can still bid online.

And, I just updated my website!