Thursday, December 13, 2012

Proud Mom...........

Quick post today because I am leaving for San Francisco to attend the opening reception for my son's photography show.

Joe has been photographing skateboarders since the day I gently suggested that he take my old camera and photograph his friends doing their crazy tricks. (All you parents out there......you know why I did this, don't you?)

Pretty soon he was using the money he made at his summer job to buy flashes, slaves and light stands. When he moved to San Francisco and began working at "regular" jobs, he saved his money and bought a new camera to replace the one I gave him.

He quickly gained a reputation and a following. He has photographed professional skateboarders and had images published in some magazines. Yes - I am a proud mama!!

His skill and expertise with lighting helped him land a job (in addition to his bartending gig) assisting a commercial photographer in San Francisco.

If any of you are in the neighborhood, the show is part of the Divisadero Art Walk tonight. He is showing at the "Workspace", 635A Divisadaro Street.

Here are a few of my favorite images: (These are older and I am not sure they are even in the show, but I wanted to share some of his work........)


© Joe Poinski


© Joe Poinski


© Joe Poinski


© Joe Poinski

On my way to San Francisco, I am stopping in Berkley to see "The Third Wave" -  a collection of iPhone art from around the world, at the Garden Gate Creative Community Center on Claremont Blvd.

A day of photography and a chance to see my son! Doesn't get much better than that!!

3 comments:

  1. Wow. Incredible work. No wonder you are a proud mama. Have fun!

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  2. Wow, talk about the perfect artist's date. Yes, go be a proud mom!

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  3. Thank you Kim & Bo!

    Had a great time at the show and I am still beaming with pride!

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