so, this is the only decent shot I have of the opening; taken before anyone arrived. I was just so happy that actual human beings showed (some that I didn't even know!). there were even some babies. and a dog.
when you are behind a camera you are given a certain amount of privacy and strangely shielded from a lot of the exposure that's inherent in events such as this and really all social encounters. when the event is about you and your art, you are not allowed such an indulgence. with the camera tucked away, I felt very exposed and vulnerable. I met some really nice people, I just wish I could have captured some of it.
I'm kind of sick of talking about myself.
but it really was great. really great.