At 9:01am, my assistant Jon came into the studio and threw this morning's Press Telegram on my desk... I looked at him with a slight curiosity, slight disgust (due to the cover page being titled "A hideous accident") I started reading the front page article and was quickly corrected by Jon
"No,not the front page! try page 2"
I looked and there I saw a picture I had taken last Saturday (while shooting for a Long Beach Photo contest) the image is of a runner's silhouette with a lifeguard tower in the background(see attachment)... My first reaction was excitement, my second reaction was excitement and then my third was...I need to get to work telling people about the photo exhibit this Saturday (tomorrow!).
So here goes....
Justin Rudd is a good friend of mine who is always motivating people to get off their couches, turn off their direct TV and do something to benefit the community and themselves.
He was recently named Grand Marshal of the Belmont Shore christmas parade, as well as the 2007 Long Beach Person of the Year by LBpost.com, he is constantly bettering the community by arranging beach clean ups, Spelling Bee's and beach workouts, anyways, I'm getting overwhelmed just thinking about writing everything he's done... heres his site if you want to see for yourself www.justinrudd.com
This time he's hosting a photocontest!
"What does a typical day look like in Long Beach, Calif.? For 1,440 minutes, beginning at noon on Sat., Jan. 5, 2008, life in Long Beach will be immortalized through digital photography. SAY, "CHEESE," LONG BEACH! will culminate the following Sat., Jan. 12, with a major photography exhibit, reception, and awards ceremony on 2nd St. in Belmont Shore featuring the entrants' best snapshots"
I participated and heres the details!
286 photos on exhibit this Saturday Jan. 12th 12,noon-5pm
In front of Washington Mutual Bank on 2nd st. Belmont Shore
113 local photographers.
Exhibit | noon - 5 p.m.
Photographer's Reception | 4-5 p.m.
Awards | 5 p.m.
Just pickup today's copy of the Long Beach Press Telegram to see one of my images, or come this saturday to the photo exhibit on 2nd street to see 4 more of my images.
I'll be there between shoots. around 1-3pm.
Call me if you come and we'll meet up!
Make sure to vote on my images so I get the people choice award!