I'm back from Italy and the opening of my first photo exhibit at the Wave Gallery in Brescia. Opening night was an incredible event filled with fashionable Italians from all walks of life. I learned a few big lessons in regard to an international exhibit but I think that is all part of the process.
I entered the gallery on opening night and was shocked to see that seven prints had sold from two separate collectors right away. I also learned that a gallery in Japan would like to have my images as well so it looks like the next exhibit will be in March or April in Tokyo. My girlfriend, being Japanese was elated to hear this news almost as much as me and now we look forward putting this show together. I showed a total of 27 images during the show.
Being in Europe at this time was such a great experience in so many ways. On the heels of Obama it seems all of Europe is happy and you see him on every cover in the news stands. Experiencing my first opening in Europe with my girlfriend was also special and something we will never forget.
Brescia is not used to seeing many tourist that look like me so I received a lot of attention walking around with my girl. Brescia is an amazingly beautiful place filled with great food, wonderful atmosphere and fantastic galleries. I was honored to have my first exhibit there and looking forward to where this will lead.
More on Italy to come!