Upcoming exhibition.

I paid a visit to the Copperhouse Gallery last week to see a selection of prints that I am hanging in Caviston’s Food Emporium next week being mounted and framed.  As well as being a great space to exhibit it’s also a working fine art print shop, something that attracted me the moment I stepped inside to see and exhibition during PhotoIreland last summer.  The team there are second to none if you want your precious work to look amazing and they are full of helpful advice and give you the full benefit of their many, many years of experience in selecting the right mount and the right frame for your image.

Here are a few images of the process and a picture of the final finished piece.  I will be in Caviston’s Food Emporium next Tuesday 12th of November to hang the images and they will be there up to Christmas.  They will make a great original Christmas gift for some lucky art lover this year!


Deciding on the right mount can make all the difference to a finished image.IMG_0745

IMG_0749Traditional Japanese hinging ensures that the print can expand or contract without bubbling.IMG_0765

Numbering the print in pencil on the left, the title goes in the centre and the artists signature on the right hand side.  I personally find this bit nerve wracking!


And its finished!

About briancooney123

HOW I GOT HERE Of course, I wasn’t always a full time photographer. I spent a lot of time in the corporate world. I had a job which paid well, but just didn’t excite me. I remember the day when I had had enough. Enough of selling myself short, enough of dreaming too small, enough of doing what others expected of me. I had put away my dreams and told myself I would get back to them later, but somehow there always seemed to be something else that had to get done first. A friend of mine had recommended I take the NLP Business Practitioners course, and although I was really busy, I decided to do it. During that time, I began to imagine the different paths my life could take from here. While I had a hazy picture of what this other life might look like, I had a clear picture of where my current life was going if I didn’t change. It was a scary moment, a bit like standing on the edge of a cliff deciding whether to jump into the great unknown or stay on the cliff, safe but trapped. I jumped. The transition to the life I wanted was challenging The transition to the life I wanted was challenging but I would never go back. After that day I resolved to do what I love, to follow my bliss.  Picking up a camera after several years away, I found that many things had changed, the digital age had arrived. In the intervening years, I was too busy to pay any attention to my photography, and occasionally when I took something I really liked, I would think “how do some photographs seem so captivating and others leave me completely cold?” I knew this is what I was meant to do Somehow though, I knew this is what I was meant to do. I dedicated myself to learning everything I could about being a photographer. I took many, many courses and I read every book I could get my hands on, I still do. Since then, I have dedicated myself to helping other creative photographers achieve the results they want. And what a journey it has been. Last year I qualified as a coach. My main area of interest is creativity and helping others to express their vision. WHAT I BELIEVE Along the way, I’ve learnt that there are no rules. Experiment, explore, play. My advice is to make your art from your heart, not for the praise or the money.  Lighten up. It’s important to take your photography seriously, but it's a mistake to take yourself too seriously. Finally, you get what you want when you never, ever give up so enjoy every minute of it and just do it!
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One Response to Upcoming exhibition.

  1. susanfurber says:

    Great news Brian, great to be able to see the preparation process end to end. All the very best with the exhibition

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