12.08.2008

Photo Monday: Big News Edition!

Guess What?!

Remember this Saturday Aspiration back in July where I wanted to find a place to display and sell my photos? Well I took my portfolio to one place and the manager said that he liked my stuff, but they didn't have any wall space, but they are building a new place right downtown and would I like to take photos of downtown specifically for this restaurant/bar? So I took about 100 photos and the manager and his art consultant and the restaurant's designer all loved them and the designer picked 15 to hang in the restaurant (a few of which I've posted here!). And the restaurant finally opened last week! They are still working on getting my nameplates up and I am going to make business cards to leave there, since apparently the photos have already been getting compliments! It is insane!

And, even cooler, this place is THE new hotspot downtown. It has a younger crowd than the other bars and it isn't as expensive as it looks. It has been packed since it opened!

There's more: I am now working with the designer who has hired me to photograph his work at the restaurant as well as other work he has done. These photos will be for his website, his publicity package, and for submission to interior design publications!

If I hadn't made that Saturday Aspiration, I probably would've put off showing my portfolio and I probably would've missed this amazing opportunity. Definitely the best outcome from starting this blog so far! Thank you all for your support when I posted that aspiration and on all my other photos that I've shared here!

19 comments:

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh. That is amazing news! And, I totally remember reading that post. Blogging changes lives, I swear. Congrats, Sophia!

Kahea said...

Congratulations, Sophia! This is so amazing...your photographs are so amazing! Blogging = Big Things!

Nicole said...

How amazing! Way to go.

Elle said...

Congratulations!! That's utterly fabbity! :D

Joy said...

Congrats, Sophia!! That's awesome.

Sad, however, that I move after there's a new fun hot spot. :(

Amanda. said...

YAY! I am so pumped
for you. That is great.
Good for you. Genius!
Love your art!

Sarah said...

The Noma pictures do look AMAZING! And it's so fun to tell people "Yeah, my friend took those!"

Ashley said...

How incredible girl, congratulations!! What an awesome accomplishment!

Mermanda said...

Oh my gosh! That's so exciting! Congrats, lady!!

idhappens said...

Congratulations! Your photos really are great. I always look forward to "Photo Mondays." I think it's really courageous that you took the initiative to submit some of your work, too. I mean, that can be so intimidating!
Do you think you'll end up putting any of your work for sale online?

sarahsouth said...

cannot wait to go there! you are a wonder!

Andy said...

Let me join the chorus here... Congrats! 10x exciting... and great photos of your photos in their space!

Matt said...

That is so awesome!!!!


congrats!

Sophia said...

THANK YOU everybody! xoxoxo

Kathleen said...

gefeliciteered meisje!

very good my dear! totally psyched/proud of you!

Ashley said...

Also, I really love your outfit in that picture. :)

Anonymous said...

Where can I buy prints?!

Sophia said...

idhappens and anonymous: That will be an upcoming project! I am thinking about making a book of all of the photos I took downtown and selling that locally. But one of these days I will set up an Etsy shop or something. I'll definitely keep you posted!

Miss Em said...

Congrats, lady! How fabulous.