Well it’s been a year or so since my last post. During that time I’ve been focusing on my Examiner.com articles and taking care of my family. The family thing has been huge and challenging. The Examiner.com thing has been quite rewarding in terms of educational visibility. Yet, the thing that has really been interesting is the update and renewal of my website. I am ashamed to say it, but I haven’t updated my website in six years! That’s really bad. However, as I embark on new artistic adventures I needed my website to reflect all that I am currently doing. While the site was strong enough to show my talent,, Those images and accompanying text had very little to do with what I had been working on during that six year period.
I’m still in the process on updating the site. Working for the site to reflect my move from Jarvis Grant Photographer to Jarvis Grant Creative Strategist. Seems odd, yet makes perfect sense to me. I’ve always mashed up skill set to solve problems. Everything is a design problem. Yes, yes it is!
Jarvis Grant Imaging.
Green Leaf & Purple Petals, ©Jarvis Grant
Well it certainly has been awhile since my last post. Not to make too many excuses, but I have been pretty busy and I’ll update you about those activities in future posts.
What I’d like to inform you all about now is simply some blatant PR on my part. A colleague and friend, Lew Berry, invited me to participate in an exhibition he was curating at the Friendship Heights Village Center Art Gallery. This is a group show of painters, printmakers, and photographers. I’ve been doing a lot of photography with my phone over the past year, and this was a perfect opportunity to assemble some of this work. It also offered me the chance to make prints from these files. While the camera is 5 megapixels, its sensor is rather small. So it was a challenge making files that look as vibrate as the they appear on the computer’s monitor
This exhibit also afforded me the opportunity to work with a couple of two technologies, MailChimp and a new feature with my portfolio service, Foliolink. I’ve been working with MailChimp for a couple of years now, and it’s a great email service. I use it to help my clients get the word out about their activities and events. Most of the time they’ll use a “dirty email List”. A dirty list is one with old email addresses or emails not associated with a person’s name. I had exported my LinkedIn contact into MailChimp, which a very slick feature. All of my email addresses were clean, but I needed to segment these names into categories. The paid membership allows you to do this, but I have the basic free membership, so I had to do this manually. A bit of a drag, but it’s done.
With Foliolink they introduced a new feature, Promo Pages. A Promo Page is like a mini web site you use to promote current projects. I thought this would be a perfect time to announce my exhibit with my social networks. In fact, I’ve embedded it in this post. To see it in a scale-able browser window, click here.
So check out my new work. I’m still adding images as I write this. Idf you are in the DMV (District, Maryland, Virginia) area, please stop by the exhibit. Here’s how to get there.