It wouldn’t be the holidays without an opportunity to check out some fine (and fun) art for gifts, stocking stuffers, yourself. And where else but at Studio 333 at 333 Caledonia St. in Sausalito. There are about 30 artists exhibiting this season with lots of wares. Come down December 8 + 9 from 11 -5. Or for more holiday cheer, come by our Holiday Reception on Saturday Dec. 8 from 6 – 9pm.
My new photography exhibit will surprise many of my long time collectors, and possibly open my work to others. Streets of Hope: Soweto and Alexandra Townships opens August 20, 2011 at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, CA. Venturing into the genre of street photography provided me with some exciting new images, lingering insights, an exhibit and a book. These photos were shot on October 6, 2010 while touring the townships with the extraordinary Robin Binckes, Spear of the Nation Tours. What began as a strong interest in the SA struggle history and apartheid, turned into a true passion.
All profits from sales of the book and photos will go the Friends of Alexandra (www.friendsofalex.org.za).
If you’d like to read more about my South Africa trip, visit our Winos to Rhinos blog
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This year’s Open Studio offers you a ginormous 50% off all my framed exhibition inventory. Whether it’s hanging on the wall, in my inventory storage, or against the wall, if it’s framed, it’s on sale. As a photographer, I like to produce new work. As a digital photographer, that’s gotten easier. So in an effort to free up storage space to create new art, I am offering significant discounts at Seaver Photography Open Studios May 7,8, 14,15. To see some of the available images, look at A REALLY BIG SALE! portfolio on this website. Contact me for more information.
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ZED A is a photography book, an intelligent adult book, a clever child’s book, an animal book, a book of southern Africa history, an amazing ABC book!
ZED A: An Abecedarium of Southern Africa is the first book to emerge from our trip to southern Africa in Fall 2010. If you haven’t yet, check out the blog (www.winostorhinos.wordpress.com) that we continue to post to. There you’ll find more intimate details of our Africa adventure as well as a wealth of history of the people. This book was created, written and edited by Julie Cason with photography by me and and the four other Winos to Rhinos. As a photographer I focused my camera on everything! My passions on this trip were the people and the struggle history. But it was difficult not to drift to my love of abstraction. I hope you enjoy this! This is the second edition of Julie’s book.
Open Studios is over. High highs and then nothing. I’ve been enjoying the down time – well, catch-up time. Wandered Marin’s Concours d’Elegance car show on Sunday and enjoyed and appreciated all the unique and classic cars. Lighting wasn’t the best so I just looked and loved. I’m still trying to locate the car that this emblem goes to. I haven’t located it online, or at the car shows. Was it a custom badge? Anyone have any ideas? I’d love to know.
This Saturday and Sunday May 8-9 will be the final two days for the Seaver Photography + KMW Glass Art Open Studio. And we want you! I have my largest sale on – OFF THE WALL SALE – ever! If you buy a framed piece, you’ll take home the second framed piece at a whopping 40% discount. And if you visit my facebook fan page – Keven Seaver Photography – you might get a little better deal. You never know. this is the one time a year that you can see the biggest body of my art in one location. Same for Kathleen’s glass. We love Open Studios! We had about a hundred the first weekend; expect another hundred or so this weekend. But it’s almost the end. Glass and photography – very exciting and dynamic together!! We’re open from 11 – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday at the home studio of Keven Seaver Photography. Address is: 68 Sotelo Way Novato CA 94945.
Plan on coming to the Open Studio this first weekend? If you give me the code word MARIO BOTTA, I have a special gift for you. Botta (b.1943), by the way, was the architect of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, a building that often gets mixed reviews. He designed his first home at age 16; turned professional at 27. His buildings are often brick, although he uses a wide variety of materials to create space and light.
It seems Monday is a good day to launch a new site. The sun is shining. The photos are all lined up and ready. A few blogs are posted. And with the exception of some tweaks and additions, it should be ready to go. So hang on friends, we’re in for a bumpy ride. Actually, I think it’ll be smooth and easy. Darren Hendricks of DVISO has created a wonderful site for me. Now I just have to learn to use it properly (that’s the bumpy ride!). So stick with me. Here we go…
In 1986 Kodak created the first megapixel sensor that was capable of a photo quality 5 x 7 print. In 1990, Adobe introduced PhotoShop for the MAC and Kodak developed the Photo CD System with the new JPEG file format. The consumer market began in 1994 when Apple introduced the short-lived Quick Take 100 digital camera.
And now the numbers:
50 billion pictures taken in 2007
6.9 billion digital prints ordered in 2006
67% of American households own a digital camera in 2006
1 billion camera phones were sold in 2007 (first introduced in 2000)
82 million digital cameras sold in the US in 2007
11% of Americans have more than 10,000 digital images