The Print Swap event at Photoville New York is a fun and free opportunity to show, share and swap Your Photographic Work. Attendees can bring and trade up to 5 photographic prints of any kind. Photoville gives You 2 hours time and a place to connect, discuss and learn about work from other Photographers from all around the World.
Also local Photoville community partners are present to offer information about their services, together with prizes which can be won by random swappers during three tombola sessions.
I attended Print Swap 2015, exchanged all of my 5 Prints and won a great raffle prize sponsored by Gowanus Darkroom!
There were at least 10 other Photographers attending. We looked at each others works, talked about places, scenes and ideas behind each photograph. I enjoyed to get to know new people, exchange opinions and learn from their feedback, exactly what Photoville’s mission is all about, to build networks and support the community.
My five + one Print Swaps
I brought 5 images which i thought would be interesting to share, because of their Eye-catching nature. The prints itself were not top notch quality like some of the fine prints brought i have seen, but they did their job. After all its about connecting!
Nr. 1 – “Fly out the window” swapped for the “Brooklyn Oriole” by Heather Wolf
Heater specializes in Fine Art Bird Photography. I like to watch birds too and her super sharp and colorful print was just right to swap! Take a look on her webpage with beautiful local birds from Brooklyn Park: brooklynbridgebirds.tumblr.com. Thank You Heather!
Nr. 2 “Beach fun” swapped for “Banderes” by Erin Danna
Erin showed Street Photographs from Barcelona and this one stood out for me the most because of the flags which gave the image a dynamic touch. You can explore more colorful Streets of Barcelona on her Homepage: erindanna.com. Thank You Erin!
Nr. 3 “Turtle look” swapped for “Every Damn Night” by Matt Taylor
Matt offered me to swap his yellow cab Street Photograph which i gladly accepted since i like images which are socially critical and engaging. As Digital Artist he has a lot of thoughtfully created work to show on his Website: mttphoto.com. Thank You Matt!
Nr. 4 – “Fish in room” swapped for photo of his grandfathers house during dawn “Nedham, MA”
Unfortunately i have not noted the name of the creator. I swapped that specific image because of the blurred flower as narrative element, which gives the house a gentle “touch”. Thank You!
Nr. 5 – “Walkies Talk” swapped for “Quinn´s Tree” by Tom Boettcher
I suggested Tom to swap my black and white image for his. What i like is the high contrast and clear middle alignment of the organic tree. Thank You Tom!
Nr 6. – “Beach fun” for “Piazza Venezia” by Simon Griffee
Simons black and white photograph of the boy holding a floating balloon was an instant favorite! Everything works together in the image the direction, connection and even the grading. Perfect swap for me but sadly not for Siomon since he wanted an image i had already reserved for another swapper.
Siomon has got a lot of great black and white Street Photographs on display on his Homepage: simongriffee.com. Thank You Simon!
Winning a Workshop donated by Rachel, owner and founder of Gowanus Darkroom.
Gowanus Darkroom is a community oriented non profit organization with instructors, space and equipment required to learn and practise pre-digital photographic processes. This will be the perfect opportunity to start developing my own black and white prints. My refrigerated rolls of film are just waiting to be exposed and now is the time! Thank You Rachel!
I will post my Darkroom experience in a future post.