camera kindness

When the opportunity presents itself, I try to practice a little camera kindness. So when my friend, graphic designer Pete Morelewicz, asked if I might take a few photos for a community project, I agreed to give it a try.

Here’s the deal. Pete designed these really cool posters that will be on display in the Sophia Street Parking Garage in downtown Fredericksburg. The idea being that folks who park in the garage to catch the train, run errands, or conduct business might hang around a little longer if they were aware of all our city has to offer – art galleries, restaurants, history tours, outdoor adventures, and such. The posters are eye-catching with vibrant colors, bold patterns and clean lines. The titles and text are beyond clever.

Taking these kinds of pictures put me way out of my comfort zone, but with a small cheering section, I committed to the project. And I’m so glad I did!

Working with Pete was a joyful experience. He had a vision of what he had in mind. Planning for October's First Friday Art Walk, Pete had the notion to encourage patrons to visit the parking garage as an art gallery. So we set up several of the shots as though the garage was a museum or gallery, complete with stanchions and a red velvet rope. 

I just tried to keep up!  I’m pleased with the final photographs and happy I could help.