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Never Give Up

The Press

Have you ever had one of those weeks that was stressful for a variety of reasons and no matter how hard you worked it felt as if you were running backwards instead of reaching the target you were shooting for?  That was the type of week I had.  So, when more good news in the area of my art work began to flow in at the end of this week, I was reminded of the fact that hard work is eventually rewarded as long as you just stick with it and never give up.

To begin with, I had work chosen for “MobFORMAT: The Press” at the Format International Photography Festival in Derby, UK.  This was a unique exhibition deemed to be the first mobile photo press and curated by the festival goers themselves.  Over 6,000 photos were printed and displayed over a period of 30 days.  The concept was to “print out the thousands of photos being shared on EyeEm every day and create the largest interactive exhibition the mobile photo world has ever seen.”  Here is a time-lapse video from the event:

I was also informed that three of my images were chosen for the “Physical Streams 2” exhibition at the Overpass Gallery in Loano, Italy.  This is the second year in a row I have had images chosen for this exhibit of 100 mobile photographs presented in a giant mosaic.  Last year’s exhibit was also on display at the Nuovo Film Studio in Savano, Italy.

The poster announcing Physical Streams 2.

The poster announcing Physical Streams 2.

My three pieces chosen for “Physical Streams 2.”

"Rubber Band Man," "Illuminati," and "The Undertaker" - ©Tracy J. Thomas, 2013. All rights reserved.

“Rubber Band Man,” “Illuminati,” and “The Undertaker” – ©Tracy J. Thomas, 2013. All rights reserved.

“Illuminati” being printed for the exhibit:

©Alessandro Gimelli, 2013. All rights reserved.

©Alessandro Gimelli, 2013. All rights reserved.

The giant mosaic that hangs in the Overpass Gallery.:

©Alessandro Gamelli, 2013. All rights reserved.

©Alessandro Gimelli, 2013. All rights reserved.

And then today, I woke up to find out I was named “Artist of the Day” on iPhoneArt.com again:

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All is well within my soul this morning and I am ready to keep my nose to the grindstone and never, ever give up!  :-)…

Brushing up on my Italian

It just keeps on getting better…

This little piece of metal, plastic and glass has begun to open up a plethora of doors in the art world, at nothing less than warp speed. Before I could utter the word “gigabyte,” my work was instantaneously transported to a gallery in Loano, Italy for a show titled “Physical Streams.” There were over 400 submissions from Europe, the United States, Canada and Asia. Fifty eight of us were lucky enough to be chosen by curator Alessandro Gimelli to be included in an eye grabbing iPhoneography mosaic display at the Overpass Gallery. The show runs through April 25th so if you happen to be in the country, stop on by and say “Cioa!” to Alessandro and peruse some amazing art.

"Physical Streams" mosaic consisting of 100 iPhoneography pieces, exhibited in the Overpass Gallery, Loano, Italy. April 1st through April 25th, 2012. Photo courtesy of Alessandro Gimelli.

These are my three pieces that were chosen to be in the exhibit:

"The Fisherman" - ©Tracy J. Thomas, 2012. All rights reserved.

"UFO Refueling Station" - ©Tracy J. Thomas, 2012. All rights reserved.

"Little Fishies" - ©Tracy J. Thomas, 2012. All rights reserved.