Now THAT’S a Booth Shot

Are you tired of all the pictures of our Fobot booth?  No?  Really?  Oh, you’re just being nice.  But what I am about to show you is officially the BEST BOOTH SHOT EVER.  Here’s what happened…

After St. Louis, we spent a lot of time evaluating what we did wrong (wobbly pedestals on uneven ground + small children = disaster).  Ok, maybe not a LOT of time.  Our next show in Bethesda, Maryland, is only a week away now.  But we came up with a display unit design that proved to be cool looking, easy to assemble and break down, and solid as a rock.  And then, of course, we needed to set the whole thing up again, tent and all, so I could get a picture for upcoming show applications.  That’s a helluva lot of work for one photo, but art fair juries are extremely competitive, and I’ve been reading a lot lately regarding the importance of having a good booth shot.  Something accurate, something that shows your work to  advantage, but something artistic and eye-catching as well.  I did a lot of research, and one thing that I noticed was that nobody had any shots taken at night.  Hmmm, how much extra work would it be to set up the lights as well?

So last Monday, we went to work.  Funny how much easier and less stressful it is to set up when the clock’s not ticking.  Got it all up early enough to take plenty of daylight shots in case the night-time plan wasn’t feasible.  And then we waited for dark.  And waited.  Neighbors wandered by, wondering if gypsies had encamped on our friend’s parking pad.  The wind started picking up.  Clouds started rolling in.  Just a little longer, it’s still not dark enough yet.  Rumbles of thunder and lightning getting closer.  Closer.  Finally, Phil said “We’ve got to get out of here before Armegeddon starts”.  Just a few more pictures, please? 

And that’s how we got this:apps-booth

3 Responses to “Now THAT’S a Booth Shot”

  1. 1 Jan Gregg-Kelm
    October 9, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    I think the new displays look vundebar darlink! The night thing is a very great idea and shows the booth’s stunning display divinely! With that stormy and oh so cool sky, when prospective art fair people are looking at your booth picture, it needs to be in one of those sound cards that when opened,there is a crescendo of organ music/1 Ok, ok, it was just a suggestion…Seriously, it is a most fab booth!

  2. October 10, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Fantastic! Wonderful dark sky colours with the inside gleaming light!

  3. 3 Alicia Sesto
    December 31, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I am still giggling. Sorry- My sister recently retired from 30+ years of teaching kindergarten (she had to have rocks in her head) to embark on the next phase of her life as a jewelry designer. She is creating beautiful one of a kind gemstone pieces doing all of the silver work herself. Anyway, we had a rough weekend at what we dubbed a “crap show” and your comments just brought back the memories that I can only now laugh about.

    I am a junior high art teacher and I love your work. My art club and I are hosting an “art attack” for 4th and 5th graders in the spring and had planned to include a workshop for found object insects and I will be so excited for them to see your work for inspiration. Keep up the good work!

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