A Time to Remember © 2011 Tina Weitz Photography
I am excited to be chosen as part of the wheat pasting project, Fishing for Iconography in Johnson City with ASmith Gallery. The image chosen is dear to me, as it is one of WWII veterans gathering at the Camp Mabry Texas Military Forces Museum to celebrate a Sweetheart Dance in honor of their service. Vintage clothing, authentic service uniforms, honoring servicemen and the best live big band in Texas, The Sentimental Journey Orchestra, sweeps everyone back in time.
See the wheat pasting project here: http://asmithgallery.com/art-wall-pecan-street-brewing/
Beauty Rituals © Tina Weitz
I am excited to say I have another image featured in the most recent Blur Magazine via the current A Smith Gallery exhibition juried by editor, Michael Kirchoff.
“Once again, I happily share with you my selections for the latest issue of Blur Magazine. The Feb/March issue (#47) of Blur is now live and ready to download here… http://www.blur-magazine.com/shop/issue-47
Inside this issue you’ll find stunning imagery from Robert Moran, Matthew Lawson Magruder, Katharina Ira Fotografie, as well as other equally talented individuals provided by the rest of the Blur team. I’m also happy to report an added section devoted to the “flawed” exhibit of instant film images from the A Smith Gallery Hope you enjoy, and as always, sincere thanks for checking it out!”
The exhibition will be on view through March 6, 2016, so if you are in Johnson City, please stop by A Smith Gallery to see the artworks, say hello to Kevin and Amanda and enjoy.
Many thanks to the City of Austin and the Terrazas Library for showcasing my Polaroid images during the 2015 East Austin Studio Tour and for a few months thereafter. It is an honor to offer art to my local community. Ten large format framed prints were installed in the public meeting room and 7 other artworks were placed throughout the library. My favorite space at this library is the children’s reading section. I like that Aloha Spirit was featured here so that children would dream of going to Hawaii as I do. Also, a big thank you to all of the library staff for being so warm and excited to share my work.
flawed: an instant film exhibition
Beauty Rituals © Tina Weitz
featuring juror, Michael Kirchoff, will be on view at ASmith Gallery
January 15 through March 6, 2016. I am grateful and excited to be included in this instant (magic) imagery.
receptions | January 30 & February 27, 2016 4 to 7pm
103 N Nugent Ave, Johnson City, TX 78636
about the image:
From the days of fresh Polaroid time-zero film and the hand-manipulation of the chemicals within. I often did this within 24 hours of a shoot, by heating the surface of the print with a hair dryer to increase the pressure sensitivity of the magic happening directly beneath the thin top surface. My tool of choice, a barbecue skewer – scraping and shaping the facets of the image to my pleasing.
Beauty Rituals is a comment on the daily peacock rituals expected of beauty and today’s “modern” woman. These items were pulled from my own makeup drawers in the powder room from my (then) daily quest of this concept.
Campy Camper © 2013 Tina Weitz
I have been asked to exhibit my Pola-Vision Series on the second floor of the Faulk Central Library during this year’s West Austin Studio Tour in May 2015. Ten large format Polaroid Time Zero print images shot with vintage SX70 cameras will be on display for the tour, and continue to be on exhibit through June.
A bit of history on the library: The Austin Public Library opened in 1926. The present Central Library building was constructed in 1979. In 1995 the Central Library was renamed John Henry Faulk Central Library in honor of local writer and free speech hero John Henry Faulk. As the main library, Faulk Central serves as the reference and collection backbone for the entire Austin Public Library system.
Thank you City of Austin and the Library for this opportunity.
Flatbed French Press © 2014 Tina Weitz Photography
Embrace the tools around you to create your world. I recently used my Nikon D700 to capture an image, imported that to one of my favorite phone apps, PhotoToaster, then saved the revised image on my phone. After that – I import back to the Mac and with Photoshop (on a bigger screen) create a top and bottom edge for the dimensions of the home page for the current online publication Aether ART. Aether ART is a wonderful art source, visit their home page at Aether Art Magazine. All this gave me the freedom to layer and build an image to say what I see, and yes, what I feel. I have more on this topic later, as I move from iPhone capture to The Art of The Photogravure.
This photo was taken courtesy of the renown printmaking facility, Flatbed Press and Gallery, conveying the image that comes to ones head when day dreaming of printmaking. Austin, Texas is preparing for its first PrintAustin 2014, be sure to check out all the printmaking events in the next few weeks as featured in this article from the Austin Chronicle.
Happy New Year! Embrace it.
I have been making preparations the last few months for the East Austin Studio Tour. Please come and visit me at stop 36.4 at the O2Gallery and Project Space in the Flatbed Building. There will also be Gallery Shoal Creek, Flatbed Press and Gallery, Photo Méthode Gallery and Truman Marquez Studio hosting exhibits.
Campy Camper © 2013 Tina Weitz
November 12-27 , 2013
Opening reception: November 16, 6-8pm
Tina Weitz’s images are a photographic journey of her passion for Polaroid processes and subjects fading and nostalgic. She shares her vision of awakening memories of something familiar with old cameras, new instant film alternatives and by embracing digital technology.
Pola-Vision encompasses works from Polaroid Time-Zero film while it was still being manufactured, her decaying stock of expired film and the possibilities offered by photography phone apps such as ShakeItPhoto.
Hours E.A.S.T. Weekends: 11am-6pm November 16, 17 and 22, 23
Regular Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-3pm
Closed Nov. 28nd for the Thanksgiving holiday
I am having a great day today, which I have dubbed Polaroid Sunday. My Time Zero Polaroid film, which expired in 2006, still held a battery charge and gave me some nostalgic glee. Click, whrrrrrrr, anticipate – the magic image appears in a cloud and begins to clarify, like a vision in a crystal ball. Yes, I’m feeling a whole lot of nostalgic today – capturing personal items from my world which bring fondness and memories of things past. I give thanks to my ever faithful, Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Alpha 1, for being there for me once again. And to my husband, who has let me store Time Zero film in the lower 1/3 of our refrigerator since 2006. I am shooting the farewell tour of my antiquated and dying film.
Selections of the images will be displayed in the O2 Gallery and Project Space in the Flatbed Building during East Austin Studio Tour November 2013 in Austin, Texas. My exhibit, Pola-Vision, will be a journey driven by over a decade of my Polaroid sentimentality (and addiction).