Category: Updates

30 Aug

Big announcement – Solo Exhibition

Chris Lane / Art, photography, Updates / / 3 Comments

Sceptre from Within © Chris Lane Photo
Sceptre from Within

I have pretty big news that I’ve kept under wraps for quite a while now and I am ready to announce it. On September 5th, my solo exhibition titled “Unseen Splendor” will be opening at the River Walk Artists Gallery in East Grand Forks, ND. For directions, times, and phone number of the gallery, click here. The exhibition is a series of macro flower photographs. I have 18 photos on display for you to view and purchase for your own art collection. I’ll post a few for you in this post so you can get an idea of what they look like.

Morning Rain © Chris Lane Photo
Morning Rain

Artist’s Statement

Always seen as a natural form of beauty, flowers are typically viewed from a certain, comfortable distance. This series brings you into a secret, more intimate place, where you see minute details of flowers, as captured by macro photography. Also, most people only focus on a small subset of flowers in the world, skipping over everything not deemed desirable. These images, primarily of so-called weeds, are meant to show the inherent beauty of seemingly unnoticed things in the world. These images will be in a limited print run of 15 prints for each image.

Pained Beauty © Chris Lane Photo
Pained Beauty

I will also be on site for the Art & Wine walk on Saturday, September 20th from around noon until 5 or so. I hope to see you there or at least that you can make a visit to the gallery to see the large prints. The prints are 16 x 20 and 14 x 11, so they are pretty large. And they are on metallic paper, so they really look fantastic. Enjoy the show!

Softly Pure © Chris Lane Photo
Softly Pure

03 Feb

Restructuring

Chris Lane / Updates / / 0 Comments

Just a quick post to say that I am currently working on a restructuring of my website. So, the blog posts will be spread out a little more than normal. I will still try to do one every couple weeks while I work on this web design stuff. Once that is finished, I intend on going back to my regularly scheduled Tuesday evening posts.
My website is nearly two years old now and I need to make a few changes. It won’t be anything too drastic, just some restructuring. My current portfolio is too generic for categories, so that will be splitting up some. That way people that just want to see family portraits, for example, won’t have to look at the horror film commercial type work. I think as a whole, this restructuring will be good for clients and make it easier to find what they need. The blog itself won’t really change at all and I intend on covering a lot of the same topics still. I plan on getting more interviews in the future, hopefully more critiques of work and of course my own process posts.

If you have any comments on my site as a whole, now would be a great time to voice them. Let me know either in the comments here or send me a message.

21 Sep

Studio remodel update

Chris Lane / Updates / / 3 Comments

I’m happy to finally announce my studio remodel of the old granary building is one step closer to completion. If you missed the first post on this, you can view the initial studio photos (including outside) here. I have just finished step one, which was to clean it all up and a little bit of demolition. I am actually about 95% complete, because I still have to pressure wash the entire thing, to remove all the cobwebs and bird nests and their little presents on the floor and, hopefully, some of the oil from the floor.

So here you can see some of the space. The first one here has me sitting on the table to help judge space and scale. I don’t have a really wide camera lens (lowest was a 38mm effective) so it was difficult to show the entire area.

South East corner of new studio with me © Chris Lane Photo

As for the demo work, I removed all the rigged up counter tops and the short walls in the main room. I do still have to remove a few screws and nails from where I tore boards off, but those will only take a couple minutes.
I am super excited about this step
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29 Jun

I made it a year!

Chris Lane / Giveaways, Updates / / 1 Comment

Well, I guess I can say I made it. It’s been one full year since the first post on my blog. In celebration of this accomplishment, I am having a photo giveaway. More about it at the end of the post.

So what have I accomplished through this blog? It hasn’t gone too far yet, but over a year I have had 60 posts with a total of 129 comments. The site as a whole has had 2,453 visits from 2,102 unique visitors across a slew of countries.
Stats from Google analytics

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