My photographic partner and I made many a trip to Chicago to work with a variety of cameras (vintage cameras, plastic Holga, Ebony 4x5 view camera, Mamiya 7II, and Hasselblad). It was a rare trip that we did not visit the Catherine Edelman Gallery to take in the current exhibit (sometimes in addition to whatever show was hanging in the Art Institute). We collected many of these Gallery Announcement cards for the Edelman Gallery, which were always done very professionally and were works of art in and of themselves. I have kept them and they are small treasures. Spent some time going through them last night and investing in those moments again. Appreciation for the work of others has always been key to my individual development, both as a person and photographer. While we may envision our art to be exclusively our own, our development as an artist is always a reciprocal interaction between the environment, our influences, and our individual journeys.
What shall I do with all the days and hours
That must be counted ere I see thy face?
How shall I charm the interval that lowers
Between this time and that sweet time of grace?
~Frances Anne Kemble