Perhaps the greatest unanticipated benefit of the Second Arts “Bay City Visions” photo contest was the incredible talent that just came out of nowhere and amazed judges and visitors alike. Chief among them is someone I did not know (and still barely know), German avatar Carlotta Ceawlin. Her contest-winning photo is on the cover of the “Bay City Visions” book, of which she received a courtesy copy from yours truly. She also had a one-month show at Second Arts, one that is closing tomorrow.
In retrospect, I did Carlotta a disservice by going on a (badly needed) vacation in the middle of January. I hope everyone had a chance to see Carlotta works. If you didn’t, I took photos of the displays and present them as a 31-slide display for posterity, and to inspire inworld photographers to push the boundaries…because, as Carlotta shows time after time, you can make incredible artwork with images from the grid.
Enjoy…and thank you, Carlotta!