Still Learning To See

Thank you!

Thank you good readers for putting up with a week of my not posting here. Among other things, I’ve been working on pulling together my next show which will go up in early July in the Governor’s Gallery. Over the past month I’ve selected about 100 images—down from 200 “possibles” out of 44,000 I work with!

Cutting photosI printed these 100 yesterday to 4″x6″ size and will work with them to make a final selection of 30 images and also decide how to arrange them. The space presents an opportunity to have a dozen smaller groupings which I think I’m favoring, all under the title “I nearly walked by…”.

As I look at this small, one-inch high pile of images, I’m struck by three things. First, how I’ve spent the better part of a week getting to this point and “all” I have to show for it is a small pile of photographs, though obviously this is exactly where I want to be at this moment!

Second, and this is something I love about photographs, as I sat here this morning cutting up the photographs, I remember all the places I’ve been—the light, the weather, the people who were/are the reality of the photographic representations.  I’m overwhelmed and thankful to have this small pile of paper transform itself into a huge pile of experiences and memories.

Finally, I’m so excited about this show! In my mind’s-eye I can already see it printed, mounted and framed and on the walls being enjoyed by many people—that is the “frosting on the cake” of what I’m doing! I’ll keep you in the process over the next week as I make final selections and prints and get everything to the frame shop.

This entry was published on June 10, 2014 at 11:40 am. It’s filed under John Snell, Photograph, Vermont and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

5 thoughts on “Thank you!

  1. Carole Naquin on said:

    When will your “opening” be at the Gov gallery? Tome and date , please. Very, very exciting!

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Dave Timmerman on said:


    Sounds like it is going to be a great exhibit. How long will it be up on display?


  3. Karen Dailey on said:

    John, your picture and words above tell us so much about the process of putting together a showing of your talents. I love that this process is a “still learning to see” experience for you as you recall with gratitude the times, places and people involved in each picture. Certainly more is captured than what is seen in the actual images. I applaud the fact that learning never needs to end for us, that there is always the possibility of seeing things anew! With my love to you, brother. /Karen

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