Two big upcoming events!

Things feel like a whirlwind right now and I couldn’t be happier about it. Photography has been such a fun and exciting journey for me thus far and it feels like it only gets better and better.

In the next two weeks I will be displaying my photography out in “public” for the first time. Meaning off the internet, off Flickr, off the blog…and in person, in real life. For a young photog like me…this is a big deal. Huge deal. I’m excited beyond words.

I’m keeping my expectations low. I’m the kind of guy who has an idea and immediately imagines the best possible outcome, which ends up becoming a target in my head of an actual reality. Usually…things don’t go as good as I can imagine. So I’m doing my best job at reeling “myself” in and trying to just have some fun.

This is definitely more about the opportunity than the outcome. So what are these two big events?

The first is the Grand Opening of the Gilbert Farmers Market on Saturday, October 23rd from 8am-2pm. The photo at the top of this blog post is of the water tower in downtown Gilbert, which is an image that led one of the organizers of the event to find me and ask permission to use it. They saw my work and invited me to run a booth there. I was beyond excited…first off that someone loved my photography enough to think I should be at their event…but also at the chance of doing this. Who knows if I’ll like it…I mean, it’s a long time sitting out there trying to sell your pictures and maybe come away with your full inventory completely intact. Still…I’ve always wanted to try it. And now that I’m in downtown Phoenix and the monthly First Fridays event is so close…this will be a good practice run before joining that one.

So please…if you are out on that side of town this coming weekend, I hope you can stop by! Info on when/where is right here.

And then there is the SECOND event. Man, so busy!

This November 5th is the night of the monthly First Fridays in downtown Phoenix, which I mentioned above. The church we’re down here helping start, Day Twelve, has decided to participate in this event by showing the work of five photographers for the entire month, with the kickoff on November 5th. The house the church is based in is only a block or two away from Roosevelt Avenue, the main drag of First Fridays, but we’re hoping to see some traffic come into the house anyways.

For the five of us…this is kind of a first gallery show for us. I know a lot of people will do a huge show as a solo thing, but I’m excited to be sharing this with some good friends. My buddies Dee Nichols and Rick Young will be joining me.

I’m inviting all my friends, family and anyone who may follow me on Twitter/Facebook to come check it out! The address is 812 N. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85003 (Google Maps).

If you have any questions or anything, please call, email me or contact me on Twitter/Facebook!

  • http://heathofee.com Heath O’Fee

    Congrats on both accounts, Mike! I wish you the best of luck, and I know your photos are going to be a hit. Make sure you have fun!

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  • http://jstolarski.com jstolarski

    Good news Mike! Hope it all works out for you. I may stop by the Farmers Market to see what it’s all about.

  • http://preetalina.wordpress.com Preeti

    Congratulations – that is awesome! I’m nowhere near or I’d definitely come by. 🙂 Good luck!

  • http://worldofhdr.com Tobias George

    Lots of things happening, Mike! Congrats!

  • http://www.avestyles.com Alex Evjen

    YAY! I can’t wait!!!

  • jina

    So proud of you!

  • http://peterjhart.com Peter J. Hart

    Hustle it! 🙂

  • http://billmccarroll.com Bill McCarroll

    Congrats Mike. You’ve got exactly the right attitude…have fun with it.