Friday, August 5, 2011

Harvey Wildlife Photography Scotia Place Exhibit; Bears, Bears, Bears

Three weeks after I got back from my Alaskan brown bear safari, my exhibit at Scotia Place was due. 

Three weeks wasn't quite long enough to comfortably go through 10,000 images from the brown bear safari, organize, them, print, treat, stretch and frame canvasses, while working 80 hours a week at my main business but somehow I found the time. 

This time I wanted to add a few City of Edmonton evening skylines for city people who don't appreciate wildlife. Watching people standing in front of the exhibit, the people seem to be split. Some ignore the brown bears and polar bears end, while others ignore the city pictures, while still others will spend time in front of both.

Sales are slowly trickling in now, but they never seem to be as much as I would like to see them be. That being said, I do get a genuine feeling of fulfillment when I see people standing in front of the prints enjoying the moments that were captured.

Time to stop procrastinating and get back to printing, treating, stretching and framing. Wildlife photography is rewarding. Setting up an exhibit feels great, but preparing prints for people's homes and businesses really is the best part. 

If you are in the Edmonton area, feel free to drop by and check the exhibit out. It can be found in the lobby area of Scotia Place at 10060 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. My exhibit is on the wall of tower number one. The lobby of Scotia Place is open to the public from 5am. to 11p.m. The exhibit is best viewed during the day and will be up from August 1st to September 30th, 2011.

My next adventure is photographing the Taj Mahal  and bengal tigers in India in November, 2011.