“The whole process of making pictures is so deeply connected to failure. You have an expectation you have a dream of what your picture is going to be and then something always necessarily goes wrong.” ~Gregory Crewdson
…And to embrace this statement sums up the concept of Test Shot: Unintended Portraits. Test Shot is juried exhibit I organized at my Chicago studio to showcase work that was up until now, unworthy of display. On May 17, thirty photographers from around the country exhibited off-beat portraits made in the process of pursuing these “dreams” and “expectations”. Our jury panel included: Liz Miller-Gershfeld (Energy BBDO), Emily Hoskins (Upshot), Leslie Dela Vega (Fast Company), Kate Osba (thisisthewhat.com), Jason Lazarus (jasonlazarus.com) You can see the Facebook event page to see pictures from the party. We had hundreds of guests, DJ LA Jesus and a keg. Look out for a follow-up exhibit later this year in October.