Saturday, September 14, 2013

Tapestry Diary for 2012--photographed at last!

I finally took the opportunity to have a good photograph of the 2012 tapestry diary.  It was a problem for me to photograph since it's so long and narrow, and I only have a point & shoot digital camera to work with.

On Tuesday, I scheduled a photo session with Tim Barnwell in Asheville, North Carolina.  He's a wonderful photographer who has several books of his works published.  He also shoots the artwork of many of the artist and craftspeople in the Southeast.  I'd wanted to talk to him about photographing my tapestries for several years but just hadn't gotten around to contacting him... after all, Asheville is a  3 1/2 hour trip for me.  Even though I go there several times each year for various reasons I hadn't had the foresight to be in touch with him in advance of one of the trips.

But, my vague notion about this became a real possibility when I ran into a couple of my tapestry buddies in Asheville one day earlier in the summer.  It was a serendipitous meeting, in fact... another friend and I were looking around in Bellagio--Art to Wear when Betty Hilton Nash and Holly Wilkes wandered in to also browse.  What a coincidence that we were in the same store at the same time--and add to that, that Betty & Holly had just been by Tim Barnwell's studio to pick up digital photos of tapestries he'd done for them.  As we talked, I learned that Tim's studio was nearby and that the cost of having him photograph works was very reasonable!  I emailed Tim, set up a time and now ten of my pieces have been photographed, including details of the larger ones--and HOORAY for that!!  I will definitely be going back with more of my tapestries in the future for Tim to photograph.


2 comments:

K Spoering said...

Wow, Tommye! That is amazing to see as a whole piece! I have loved seeing bits of it, but the whole is even more impressive... A work of the passage of time. And I may be prejudiced, but I don't think any other medium could capture the passage of time so appropriately and beautifully.

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Thanks, Kathy! Your seasons tapestries, and now your ongoing calendar works are inspiring passage of time pieces, too. Time is so much a part of tapestry weaving, isn't it... an element as importnt as the warp and the weft.