Friday, July 18, 2008

Mayor Mike's New Nine THIS Tuesday the 22nd!

I ALMOST let this one slip by without mentioning it- what am I busy or something?? ;)

But I would be remiss if didn't let people know that this will be the fifth year I have shot Mayor Mike's New Nine for Mayor Mike's Restaurant in downtown Hartford. I have had the honor of being asked to document nine awesome people hand-picked by the former Mayor of Hartford as people who have in some way contributed to the success of Hartford as a community.

I love it not only because I love shooting it, but because I love all of the incredible people that I get to meet from all walks of life in Hartford. Musicians, artists, boxing commissioners, former NBA basketball players, educators, you name it!

Each July we have an opening / unveiling where the new nine see their pictures for the first time in front of a crowd of people- and it is BIG- 20x30 black and white prints, beautifully framed and hung. No pressure to get it right, huh??!

I am a ball of nerves because I want them to be thrilled with their images so bad- it's the ultimate in putting yourself out there to be asked to be on the wall - that's one thing- but to actually be on it, so BIG, and for an entire YEAR...? Well, that is another thing entirely!

So here are the particulars: please come and celebrate with me!

When: This TUESDAY July 22nd at 5:00

Where: Mayor Mike's restaurant, 283 Asylum Street Hartford CT

What: Unveiling / Fundraiser - (there is a small donation at the door benefitting the Greater Hartford Arts Council & Channel 3's Camp for Kids)

Here are some of my favorites from the past four years!

Luis Sanchez

Manny Liebert

Donny Marshall

Paul Brown

3 comments:

Tere @ My Precious Studio said...

wow. just seems like yesterday when I helped you at the first show. you were pregnant with jack and we were scrambling to hang the descriptions...
have a great opening!

Rnormfoto said...

has it been a YEAR already since we did the Portrait House thing in conjunction with that?! wow!!

Susannah McGlamery said...

will be there with bells on. not really, that would be annoying. can't wait!