I've been working on my "Home Sick" Project for the past year and a half, I’ve accumulated some of my best images to date and I’ve been proud of my work so far. I came across this Call For Entries on twitter and decided to submit a couple images from my project; surprisingly one of my images was selected. The feeling I get was a combination of being ecstatic and anxiety. Being ecstatic came from knowing that I’m growing as a photographer and other people view my images as “good”. It also validates the money and time is not a complete waste... The anxiety comes from my inexperience in a Gallery setting; I haven't found a vendor that I’m 100% confident in and having my work on display at a local gallery without this confidence caused for some nervous thoughts...
About the Selected image:
© Michael Lopez
Home Sick “car” represents childhood memories that bring you back to trips to the park, warm sunny days and those big smiles on your child’s face as they sit and enjoy the ride.
About the Call, theme "HOME":
As we move forward through life, the idea of “home” is constantly evolving, and must be redefined as time passes. What does “home” mean to you? Is it a physical place or a familiar emotional state? A sanctuary from the outside world? We all need an anchor; someplace where we feel safe to be ourselves. We are interested in your interpretation of “home,” for an exhibition that explores our shared experiences, and divergent views.
“Moving forward in life requires looking back, back towards home, that laser point on the horizon by which one learns to clarify the angles and shapes of any new experience.” Margaret Sartor
I would like to say thanks to all the Jurors for giving me the opportunity to show my image and enjoy this specail experience.
David Christensen of the Harvey Milk Photo Center
Gordon Szeto of 4x5 Gallery
If you have time, please stop by 4x5 Gallery and check out the awsome images selected from wonderful photographers.