August 13 to October 1. Those are the dates of my upcoming exhibition at Galleria Grefti in Umbertide in Umbria. What can I say more than that I'm really happy about this because I have been working towards it now for a few years and to get the opportunity to do a solo show and to feel that I'm ready for it, that my images are ready to be shown is a good feeling. I'm well aware of that what I photograph and how I do it isn't leaning on any trends, I'm not out there among the people who are seen and admired but if I were it wouldn't be me. I need to do what feels right and honest towards myself and consequently the rest of the world. I have been preoccupied with honesty since I was a small girl, my parents used to tell me how I nitpicked on what they were saying from an early age and I can imagine how boring that must have been. But honesty is very important to me (ask my children), it sure doesn't make life easier to live but at least I know I will not regret too many things when I'm about to die. Anyway, I have had a solo exhibition before but that was of single photos without any pretentions of being fine arts photography, now I have put my heart, soul and a lot of thoughts into my work and it feels so right.
Last week I met up with Joe and Francesco, the gallery owners, to discuss a few details. Two exquisite persons with a genuine interest in art with whom it is a pleasure to work and no I don't think they are reading this, it is exactly how I feel. Next week I need to prepare the photos for printing, I still need to find the right paper for one of the series but three series out of four will be printed on Hahnemühle Museum so that part of the preparations is almost done. I'm having the prints done by Center Chrome in Calenzano near Florence and the framing by a local framer.