Insight, RAEN, and Monster Children hosted “Fix The Shadows” recently, a darkroom photographic experience by Warren Smith & Nick LaVecchia with Craig Anderson, Dustin Miller, Dion Agius, Brian Nevins, and Cole Barash. The event was held in December for one night only and the recap is below.
PRESS RELEASE – The night kicked off to an excited crowd in an old maritime loft space along the waterfront of Portland, Maine and was met with raging winds and rough seas from a strong Nor’easter which only added to the aesthetic of a show embracing the wild coast of Maine and the travels of surfer / photographer/ nomad Warren Smith.
Warren recaps the night ~ “there was a god damn hurricane outside, it was 25 degrees and raining like hell, the walls were literally leaking and we were staring at 30 framed photos on the floor with no real idea of how to hang ’em. i think my hair line receded half an inch that day. luckily Nick [LaVecchia] and Jim [from The Fin Studio] are of the handy sort and they figured it out, while i hung the loose prints on a clothes line with ninny little clothes pins like a girl. but it all came good, a ton of the local surf and art community came through, we sold plenty of prints and everything going to charity just made the whole experience that much more meaningful.”
Inspired by an unplanned 3-month search for quiet, Fix the Shadows is a traveling photo documentary project spearheaded by Warren and showcases both the aesthetic and process of a handful of fellow artists, surfers, and photographers sharing ideas, cameras and cold empty waves along the coast of Maine.
All proceeds of the Portland, Maine show are being donated to Sandy Relief through WavesforWater.orgto assist in the recovery of the much affected areas of the East Coast hit by the super storm this past October.
Stay tuned for a full feature on Warren’s Maine experience in the upcoming issue of Monster Children.