I have been fortunate enough to be included in this wonderful project and wanted to share what is happening. For more details read below a statement from Crista Dix and visit Wall Space Gallery to purchase some amazing prints. Thank you.
“Natural disasters happen all the time, like landslides, floods, earthquakes. We live on a planet that isn’t static. Friday, March 11th, we witnessed a natural disaster with a very human toll. The earthquake in Japan was of such magnitude that even the most prepared nation in the world to handle a disaster of this type was overwhelmed. It wasn’t the earthquake alone, which was devastating enough but watching a 30 foot high wall of mud and debris wipe entire communities away was beyond any ability I personally had to comprehend.
I had to do something. Aline Smithson, one of our gallery artists wanted to do something too. Ryan Nabulsi and Jennifer Schwartz joined the effort. Soon I was hearing from every part of our creative community that we wanted to reach out to help the people of Japan. Life Support Japan was created to bring assistance to those in Japan who need it.
We have selected two charities to benefit from the sales of these limited edition prints.
Direct Relief International, for help with medical supplies.
Habitat for Humanity Japan, to help in the rebuilding of communities in and around Sendai and northern Japan.
Artists from around the globe have donated limited editions, over 300 to date, and we will be consistently updating the images available.
Galleries from around the US are banding together for a series of benefits, for these two and other charities to benefit relief efforts in Japan. We will be posting information as it becomes available.
Thank you for your support and for being part of a global community.
Crista Dix + wall space gallery.”
I have been fortunate enough to be included in a group show at Wall Space Gallery, Moments of Being. I will be showing the image above from my Untitled “Social Studies” series. The show is curated by David Bram, creator and publisher of Fraction Magazine. Moments of Being will be shown in Santa Barbara and Seattle. Click here for more information- New Directions 2011 | Moments of Being.
I made this photo during a recent shoot, but thought this would be a great cover for New York magazine. I have always admired the layout and the full page photos that are printed in the magazine. I would love to see a photo this dark on a cover.
In April of this year I posted photos of a local New York coffee roaster that I have been documenting. Since April, I have made photos of the roaster/ commissary kitchen every month and plan on continuing the project indefinitely. Here is the story up to date- http://www.alangastelum.com/abraco4/
See the full story here: http://alangastelum.com/bake/
I have always been a fan of Ryan Schude’s photography, especially his multi person landscapes, mostly found in his book “one” on his website. I was specifically inspired by the smoke within a few of those images and I wanted to experiment with smoke more. Thanks Ryan for the inspiration!