If you want to show your work to the world have an exhibit. Everyone loves to be invited to special events and there is nothing more exciting than being invited to an opening exhibit in New York City. Last weeks opening to the Sony photo exhibit was an amazing experience in every way. The exhibit took place in the art district at the Aperture Gallery on 27th street in New York City. The show is up until the 30th of this month so if you get a chance please check it out.
I was so happy to have my girl with me to experience opening night in true New York fashion, but nothing could have prepared me for what we saw as we approached the gallery. There in front of the gallery, to my surprise, was a giant poster of my butterfly shot. I had no idea they were using my image this way and I was elated beyond belief. The surprised continued as we entered the space to find two more images introducing the exhibit. It was a wonderful surprise and I can only say 'Thank You" to Sony!
Shortly after the show opened the gallery became packed with editors, photographers, art buyers, agents and more as people gathered to enjoy the night. At one point they stopped letting people in and some of my friends could not get in. It was a wonderful night and an great reminder of the best way to promote your work. There are many secrets to promoting yourself as a photographer and having an exhibit is on the top of the list.
If you're a bit fearful of having your first exhibit let me leave you with a few words my friend Scott Robert Lim say's. "Fear, risk and growth go together like burgers, fries and coke".