Just hanging out
Well, more like hanging up, as in hanging up photos on the wall!
ShutterBudd is doing an art show and we finally hung everything up on the wall at the two venues yesterday. Of course, I only took film photos, but I did manage to take ONE photo with my phone. It turned out a bit craptastic, but you get the idea.
I would like to present “Reese’s Ingenious Hanging System For Photos”:
There we go. It’s a super crappy photo from my phonecam, but you get the general idea. We had to hang two sets of six photos on these two walls (the yellow one here and the red one to the left). Since we are planning to do more than one show, we needed a horizontally adjustable system since we won’t always have the photos in the same orientation for every show. And this is where my genius-ness came in handy. I decided to use a rail system that lets the photos slide back and forth and ended up perusing a number of websites looking for the perfect hardware (or I was going to make it myself somehow) and ended up buying these kitchen organisers from Ikea. I also got these little hooks with it and attached the frames to the hooks with a few loops of wire. Other than hanging the rails on the wall, the wire loops on the backs of the frames were the most labour intensive work we had to do; needless to say, I ended up doing that part since I’m pretty handy with wirework.
A few hours later, we had our display system up at the two venues, and I have to say that it looks pretty damned cool. It looks damned professional with the rail system and the little printed placards with the title and artist’s name. Beautiful. So worth it, and the whole operation for less than $200 for 24 photos in two venues. Not bad!
You can go check out the full display and the photos at Sweet Corner and Zpizza, both located on Castro Street in Mountain View. If you’re in the area, you can even come meet me this Sunday at the opening reception from 1-3pm at either of those venues. I’ll be floating back and forth between them, and I’ll be wearing a ShutterBudd polo shirt. I’m the cute one with the overly-friendly temperament.