Photography on Display – Living Social – 918 F Street – Washington, DC

31 05 2012

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I was recently approached by staff of Living Social to display some of my photography at their new facility on 918 F Street in Washington, DC.  The building is a recently rennovated historic building that will be used by the company as an event space for a variety of purposes and as a home to some of their offices. I’ll get more into the building and its uses in a moment.

The Living Social staff was looking for artwork that displayed Washington, DC and was created by local artists to help make the new facility reflective of its surroundings. After talking with their staff, we decided on three photographs from my Washington, DC Gallery.

When I dropped off my artwork, I had the opportunity to tour the building. Living Social describes the facility as “a downtown space dedicated to hosting unique local experiences and bringing the best of DC to life.” They do this by creating various rooms in the building that will serve a variety of purposes. There is space for pop-up restaurants, cooking classes with popular chefs, art classes, and 2-level bar/club space that can host musicians or other performers. The building also has a large reception area to greet guests that have come to events at 918 F. A multi-purpose room provides additional space in the building to meet almost any need. All of the spaces are outfitted with the newest of modern technologies.

While I have not yet been able to attend an event here, it seems that there are a lot of great options. Interested participants can sign up for experiences at 918 F by buying tickets much like you would for any other deal that Living Social offers. A listing of events is available online.

The photographs I have on display are prints of the images below:

Printed 16″x24″ with 3″ white matting in black frame.

Printed 16″x32″ with 3″ white matting in black frame.

Printed 16″x24″ with 3″ white matting in black frame.

 
Below are two photos that show my artwork, which will be on display at Living Social – 918 F Street until the end of August:

Two of my photographs on display at 918 F Street.

My 3rd photograph on display at 918 F Street.

An article in the Washington Business Journal from February 2012 provides a more formal overivew of 918 F Street. Revolution.com also posted an article about the building.
 




National Cherry Blossom Festival…[updated]

12 03 2012

…these words strike fear into the locals. Long lines on the Metro. Restaurants that are packed. People shoulder to shoulder around the tidal basin. With that being said, the festival is a big event that is loved by many.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of the relationship between Japan and the United States (you know, the good parts of it) that started with hundreds of cherry trees being sent from Tokyo to Washington, D.C. in the early 1900s. It attracts visitors from all around the world that take over the District of Columbia for a few weeks each spring.

The blossoms are a sight to see. Early morning (sunrise) is a great time to see the blossoms. The weather is cool, downtown isn’t year crowded, and the light is beautiful. I’d recommend it to anyone willing to crawl out of bed while it’s still dark to get down to the Tidal Basin. The cherry blossoms are expected to be at peak bloom from March 20-23 March 24-28, 2012; early this year due to the mild “winter”.

Below are a few photos of the Tidal Basin that I’ve taken during previous visits to see the cherry blossoms. You may also view other photos from Washington, D.C .by visiting my Washington, D.C. gallery.

Washington Monument at Sunrise - Cherry Blossoms

Sunrise at the Tidal Basin

Sunrise at the Washington Monument

Abstract sunrise

Sunrise at the Jefferson Memorial - Cherry Blossoms

Sunrise at the Jefferson Memorial

Cherry Blossoms and the Washington Monument

Early morning light with the Washington Monument