As you can imagine this has been one hell of a year with COVID and forest fire smoke limiting alot of things, including photography and just generally being outdoors in public places. Here in Washington we finally got to a place with the COVID numbers to where we could get outside and shoot some really awesome flowers. This in preparation for BLOOM the team shot over 10,000 dahlia photos, to find the best images to use. In total, we have had 10 separate photoshoots adding up to over 100 hours, with trips to flower fields in Oregon and Washington driving about 2000 miles to find the perfect BLOOM.
In the month of October, we screen and edit all the images, as of today, we have arrived at the final 100. Hopefully, within a week, we can have a final 10, and then 6 and then another week in post-production, with final edits. We plan to make the big announcement on October 30th, of the final images and share with the world our final images. In the month of November and December, we will move into the Lab and begin the process of transferring the images to 20x30 acrylic glass panels. Hopefully, BLOOM will be ready for public viewing by the first of the year! I want to thank my awesome staff for their dedication and hard work. I also need to thank my many fans for hanging in there with us…cheers Gordy
As you might guess COVID has thrown a huge damper on traveling and doing anything flower related. We are based in Washington State, and I guess blessed to be here even with all the huge restrictions and requirements. Our staff has gone the extra mile to keep working and “grow” our business; given the restrictions on Agra-tourism and parks and gardens that we would normally visit in any other season. On my home property that we happily call “Rainy Acres,” we do grow our flowers that we can shoot photos of, and have friends and family that also like to share with us.
Our state did finally arrive at a level of opening that we could finally venture out and get some really nice Dahlia photos; our favorite! We made a few trips out to Connells and to the Tacoma Dahlia test gardens, one of the best in the area. We are full steam ahead right now and getting ready for the October release of our next “BLOOM” show. I really do need to thank my wonderful team and all of their excellent work and support!
WE are living in some uncertain times for sure, but I strongly feel better times are ahead. As for us, we have had to adjust for COVID, our show schedule is currently on hold with no real idea of when we can safely engage with the public once again. We however have been busy with safely shooting flowers and improving on the way we do business. We are located near Tacoma Washington and we have been very close to wildfires and all the dangers that come with it, the worst is the air that we have to breathe. It could be several weeks before we can expose any of our crew to on-location photoshoots, with that being said; fall will be here soon and any hope of shooting outdoors will have to wait until spring.
Huge for us during COVID, Our studio was moved a few months ago to our new lakefront location affording us more room and an awesome place to create. We also moved this site, I was a die-hard fan of Zenfolio for many years after an evening of frustration uploading photos, we relocated to FORMAT.com and could not be happier! In the near term future, I plan to release a new book, entitled “BLOOM” is will be the print version of our new gallery show “BLOOM.” If you would like learn more about BLOOM click here!
As always, thank you for your support and be safe! Gordy