Some Big happenings going on with Morganroth Photography right now, and you DON’T want to miss them!
“Desolation” a personal photo-journalistic approach to details of every day life in the aftermath of the biggest fire catastrophe since 1933 that claimed the lives of 19 of our bravest Hotshot Heroes from Prescott on July 30, 2013; is currently on display at the MonOrchid Gallery inside their solo exhibition gallery called the Bokeh Gallery. You can Get directions and information about MonOrchid and the Shade project here on their facebook page: MonOrchid Gallery. The images on print display tell the story about items, that we use almost every day, but never pay too much attention to them; such as in “Spun Out” you will see in a pile of ashes the only thing left is the casting outside of a ceiling fan, and in “Hells Kitchen” you see that the entirety of the kitchen is ashed out, leaving the framework of a chair sitting there waiting for the homeowner to come back. In another image you see a bicycle standing on it’s own, after examining this bike for about 20-30 mins while documenting it, I finally realized this bike had melted into the pavement, keeping it permanently standing up, ready to take off.
If you missed First Friday, and Third Friday, no need to fret, you can still go down to MonOrchid gallery any day, 7 days a week, from 7am-5pm to check out “Desolation.” Images that are printed ARE for sale, they are $75 regardless of size due to content. Additional images may be purchased in the size of your choosing at $75 until January 31st, and then $125 after the show ends. Portion of the proceeds go to the Hotshots families. PLEASE CONTACT Nicole Royse and/or Justin Germain at the MonOrchid gallery to request a purchase. QR code available on Artist Statement/bio to view images at your convenience to make purchasing decisions.
IF you have questions, comments, or would like to talk to me about this body of work, I’m always available via one of my social media outlets. Morganroth Photography is found across the board on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, WordPress, etc.
“Desolation” is in the process of being picked up by three other galleries, and possibly will have a few images on permanent display at an Art Museum; pending details.
“Dissolve” a photographic documentation of my struggle through the grief process after losing my mother to cancer on July 7th, 2012 is being picked up and in the workings of contract negotiations for another local well known Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. Approximate debut is currently set for August of 2014.
“Dissolve” is a self “portrait” through my disconnection, discourse, and every day struggles of coping with the lost of my mother. “Just Another Manic Monday” is an composite of me trying to wake myself up to reality, from preparing my coffee, to nearly melting down in the kitchen before getting my kids from their rooms in the morning. This photographic documentation project goes through every day struggles, from when I’m having a bad day and I automatically start texting my mother, just to realize, she’s not on the other end anymore, to finding the strength to laugh and talk to her urn with my kids watching me. Finally realizing that it’s okay to laugh and talk about the good memories of my mom, so that my young children can remember their grandma with happiness, and not my isolated sadness. More details to come.
As far as my commercial and portrait/wedding photography work goes, it’s on hold until after the birth of my third son. Looking to resume work about mid April. I’m still dealing with Arizona Brides and Arizona Weddings regarding work I’ve done for them. I will keep you posted as I get new details about those, which I have yet to get new info on that as of yet.
I am currently doing small mini sessions, so feel free to contact me, as my schedule fills up fast with the limitations I have.
Happy New Year to all! I hope to hear from you soon! Please keep in mind that I am now a full time student with Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, so I must meet deadlines first and foremost, being a journalist/photojournalist. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.