Last month I wrote about moving out of a studio I've been in for 22 years into a new one. Well, it has all happened this week. I showed the old space in the blog Studio Move but here is the new space, taken just after a fresh coat of paint and two days before the move:
And here it is yesterday during and after the move:
Why post this? For me it is just too exciting not to write about. Exciting for a few reasons. One is that, since retiring a year ago, the studio move has been looming large all year. I obtained permission to stay in the old studio for a year after I retired. It was a great gig, having my studio in Northeastern's warehouse, rent free for 22 years. But my affiliation with the school ended when I retired and it was time for me to move on. Which I have now done. I like very much no longer being in debt to the school. I served my time now it is okay to move on and out.
But also the old studio existed in relative isolation from the lively and active arts community there is in the Boston area. The new studio is in a large building teaming with graphic designers, offset printers, painters, architectural firms, film production companies, book makers, other photographers and even a soap maker. There is an open studio weekend in the fall every year as well.
For the next few weeks it will be unpacking and organizing, maybe even having a print and frame sale as I have far too many frames that aren't needed.