Winter sunset — Lorton, Va., January 2018
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Less than two weeks left to see my exhibit, The Resilience Project, in the Arches Gallery at the Workhouse Arts Center (building 9). The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday.
Next month, I will be the featured artist in the Arches Gallery at the Workhouse Arts Center. My show, "The Resilience Project," will be up from March 7 to April 1 and will include work by the students I'm teaching at Holmes Middle School. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 10.
The Workhouse was kind enough to issue a press release on the show, which will feature 28 photos that focus on how people adapt in the face of day-to-day stress, adversity, trauma, or tragedy. Resilience often is associated with cataclysmic events, but it is knitted through the web of everyday life.
Here’s the quote they used: “These photos, taken over the past several years in multiple states, tell the stories of recovery from some of our nation’s worst natural disasters as well as dedicated artists and athletes who have been faced with obstacles while pursuing the craft they love. They also illustrate the determination of historically marginalized populations as well as the struggles families go through in day-to-day life.”
To see more on the show, go to http://glenncook.virb.com/resilience. #artsfairfax
A huge thanks to everyone who came out last night to see reception for my show, “The Resilience Project,” at the Workhouse Arts Center. More than 100 people walked into our gallery in Building 9 during the three-hour Second Saturday Art Walk.
The gallery is open Wednesdays through Sundays and the show runs until April 1. I’m so grateful to Jill, Nicholas and Conner for being there last night (and putting out an amazing spread of food), and to friends old and new.
Thanks again. #artsfairfax
My featured artist exhibit, "The Resilience Project," is on display in the Arches Gallery (building W-9) at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton through April 1. A reception will be held as part of the center's Second Saturday Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 10.
Included in the exhibit are 28 photos focused on the theme of resilience, as well as photos taken by students from Holmes Middle School in Annandale. The student work is part of the Artist in Residence program I'm participating in thanks to the Arts Council of Fairfax County.
Come see my work! To read more about the exhibit and get a preview of the photos on display, go to http://glenncook.virb.com/resilience
Over the next couple of weeks, I’m posting and sharing a series of headshots taken over the past couple of months. Now that spring is officially coming, it’s time to schedule full or mini sessions for your performers, high school seniors, families and corporate work. Send me a personal message via Facebook or an email to email@example.com to schedule your session soon.
Let’s kickoff the series with Sofia, a lovely young lady from Northern Virginia, whose headshots were taken at the Workhouse Arts Center in January. You can check out her headshots at http://glenncook.virb.com/sofia.
The last of the pictures in Road Show is one of only two that feature dancers. It also happens to be one of my favorites, taken of my daughter Emma in Pittsburgh last October.
The show runs through tomorrow night, when the Workhouse Arts Center holds its annual Collectors Showcase fundraiser. If you're interested in attending the Collectors Showcase, go towww.workhousearts.org to purchase tickets.
Two more photographs that appear in "Road Show," my exhibit at the Workhouse Arts Center that ends with the Collector's Showcase fundraiser this Saturday. Both photos have appeared here before.
The first, taken in October in Paris, is what you see when you look up from the ground at the Eiffel Tower. The second, "Congregation of Bees," was taken during a visit to Durham, N.C., last summer.
I hope you'll consider going to the exhibit before it closes. If you're interested in the Collectors Showcase event, go towww.workhousearts.org.
No Parking — Tustin, Calif., January 2016
On display and for sale at Lorton's Workhouse Arts Center, today's Daily Photo is part of my exhibit, "Road Show." Taken while searching for something to eat on a Sunday morning, I saw this bench in the parking lot of a hardware store. The texture and rich color of the wall had appeal, as did the bench's placement. I snapped the photo and went off to find food, not knowing until later what I had in my camera.
To see more photos in the exhibit, stop by the Workhouse from noon to 5 p.m. today. The show is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through March 4. It is located on the second floor of Building 16 (Main Gallery).
My poster for "Road Show," now in building 16 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton through March 4. Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
View from the Ranch — outside Moab, Utah, August 2016
Part of my exhibit, Road Show, at the Workhouse Arts Center, the Daily Photo was taken outside Moab, Utah, during a photo excursion to four states last August. The scenery in this part of the U.S. is breathtaking, and the photos are equally good in black and white or in color. For this, I chose to stick with color because of the contrast between the rocks and the gorgeous blue sky.
To see more photos in the exhibit, stop by the Workhouse and go to the second floor of Building 16. The show is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays through March 4.
Behind the Altar — Paris, October 2016
Today's Daily Photo, part of my Road Show exhibit now at the Workhouse Arts Center, was taken behind the altar at the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres in Paris.
For obvious reasons, you can't use a flash in the 13th century Gothic cathedral, which made for some logistical challenges given the steady flow of people walking through one of the most popular tourist sites in Paris. When I saw this shot, I knew it would be difficult to capture handheld, but managed to get this with a shutter speed of only 1/15th of a second.
Now through March 4, you can see this and other examples of my work on the second floor of Building 16 at the Workhouse. The exhibit leads off the center's annual "Collectors Showcase" fundraiser.
Harlem Mural — New York City, January 2016
Another "Road Show" selection, today's "Daily Photo" was taken while walking through Harlem with my wife last January during a trip to New York City. As anyone who visits this page regularly knows, I'm a great fan of graffiti and outdoor artists, and this one in particular caught my eye for two reasons.
First, seeing how the artist managed to navigate the many textures on the metal door is a remarkable feat. You can see many doors like this in New York and other urban cities, but this one is beautifully executed. Second, I love how the sprinkler/fire alarm bell is incorporated into the left eye, giving an already surreal work a cyborg effect.
You can see this and other photos through March 4 at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton as part of "Road Show," the lead exhibit to the Collector's Showcase gallery on the second floor of building 16. The exhibit is open Wednesdays through Sundays.
Three "Daily Photos," all featured in Road Show, my exhibit now at the Workhouse Arts Center. Go see my show, now through March 4 on the second floor of Building 16.
Rest Stop — June 2016
Nottoway, Va., is about halfway between our home in Lorton and Greensboro, N.C., where my oldest son lived when he was a child. The Nottoway Motel, located just off Interstate 85, was a pickup/dropoff point for a number of years. Still heavily rural, the area now has a combination gas station/Subway/ Dunkin' Donuts just off the interstate, but the motel and a cafe remain open. Last June, while going to see Nicholas in Durham, I stopped by the motel and captured this picture.
Natural Geyser — Caribou County, Idaho
Last August, on a day trip from Salt Lake City to the Grand Tetons, I saw a sign pointing me to this natural geyser, which goes off every hour on the hour in Caribou County, Idaho. I stopped, waited until it fired up again, and snapped this photo.
Covered Bridge — Claremont, N.C.
Located just outside Hickory off Interstate 40, the 85-foot Bunker Hill Covered Bridge is one of only two remaining in North Carolina. Spanning Lyle's Creek, the bridge was designed by well-known Civil War engineer Herman Haupt. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This photo was taken in September 2016.
Blast of Water — New York City, November 2016
This is the last week of "Road Show," my photography exhibit at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. This piece, one of 12 on display and today's "Daily Photo," was taken at a fountain near City Hall in Lower Manhattan last fall.
To see the other photos in the exhibit, all of which are for sale, go to the second floor of Building 16 at the Workhouse.
Each winter, the Workhouse Arts Foundation holds its Collectors Showcase exhibition and fundraiser, featuring donated pieces from each of the 90-plus studio and the Arches Gallery artists. Last year, one of my photos was selected as “Best in Show” by Sarah Newman, an independent curator with past exhibits at the National Gallery of Art and Corcoran Gallery of Art.
As a result, I was invited to have my own exhibit at the entrance to this year’s showcase, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 4. The exhibit, dubbed “Road Show,” features 12 photographs taken during 2016, a year in which I traveled to 18 states and three countries.
All 12 photos are for sale, with 30% of the proceeds benefitting the Workhouse’s art, education and history programs. This teaser video gives you a sneak peek at the show, which was installed yesterday. I also will feature selected images from the show — with the stories behind each — in upcoming "Daily Photos" here and on my blog.
Starting this weekend, you can see the photos for yourself during the gallery’s regular hours (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays) and at the second Saturday event on Feb. 11.
For more information about the Collectors Showcase and art lottery, visit www.workhousearts.org. And stop by Building 9 to see three more of my photos and the work of the other Arches Gallery artists.
Nice to see one of my photos advertising the Collectors Showcase 2017 exhibit at the Workhouse Arts Center. Go see my exhibit, "Road Show," now through March 4.
A mini-exhibit of my photos of the first graduating class of the Metropolitan School of the Arts Academy is on display this month in Gallery W-9 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. Stop by the workhouse from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays to check them out, along with other works by the Associate Artists group.
Portraits of soon-to-be high school graduates, many of them aspiring performers, are a large part of my business here in Northern Virginia. Working with dancers, singers, and actors, my goal is to combine aspects of their art with my eye to create images that are captivating, reflective, slightly edgy, and occasionally provocative.
As anyone who follows my work knows, I spend a great deal of time shooting for Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA), which offers pre-professional training to performers from age 3 to adult. In September 2013, MSA opened a college preparatory performing arts academy at the Workhouse Arts Center for students who want to combine academics with intensive arts training.
The first class graduates this June, so I decided to work on a series of senior portraits for those who are enrolled and attend school at the Workhouse. Nine of the 12 seniors are in Lorton; two are already working as professional performers and are not on site, while one graduated at midyear.
As an associate artist at the Workhouse, a former adult reformatory that was reshaped into a complex for the visual and performing arts, I have long been fascinated by the elements that remain of the former prison. Combining the Workhouse’s physical elements with the students’ performing skills and passion presented an interesting artistic challenge.
The result is this series of portraits that were shot last week. Throughout the month of June, a number of these images will be displayed in gallery W-9, where the Associate Artists show their work.
I hope you enjoy these and others that are on my Facebook photography page.
Two photos now on display as part of the March Featured Artist exhibit at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton have already sold. Both prints are 20x30 and were priced at $295; reprints are available.
Here are details on the photos...
Sunrise on a Frozen Potomac (top photo)
The sunrise on the frozen Potomac River was taken on an early morning shoot with my oldest son, who had come up to Virginia to visit for the weekend. We were taking the scenic route into DC and saw these beautiful rich colors, pulled over and took about 30 pictures, capturing this one.
West Texas Sunset
This photo was taken in Albany, Texas, in December 2012. Albany is a small, middle-of-nowhere town in West Texas where part of my family lives. My cousin had just passed away and my mom and I were driving there for his funeral. As the sun went down — nothing is better than a big Texas sky — I asked my mom to stop for a moment so I could take photos. This is one in a series I got of sunrises and sunsets in our two days there.
The exhibit is up through April 4 in building W-9 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton.
Final full weekend to see my photo exhibit in W-9 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. The exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April 4. Stop by and take a look before it's gone!
Thanks to everyone (and to Tom Pratt for the picture) who came out to see an exhibit of my work at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton this evening. More than 100 people passed through the W-9 gallery to view the work of my fellow Workhouse Associate Artists. I can't begin to say how much I appreciate your support!