Catalina Saturday August 20th 7pm-9pm through October 2nd 2201 Washington Avenue Houston, TX 77007 713.861.8448 Facebook Event Live accustic stage 2 doors down at Reserve Supply Co. refreshments provided by Lone Star
Jackson Potts, age 11, presents his first solo photography exhibit, “Rock and Roll Portraits.” The collection will feature photographs of bands from a variety of genres, including country, electronic alt-pop, and soul. His photos have already gained widespread attention (Station 7, Jesus Falls the Second Time), and this exhibit recognizes his growing status as an artist. The show will be partnering with Living Water International, who will be embarking on a new project with Jackson next year. Jackson will travel to Africa and photograph his experiences there, then compile a coffee table book which will raise money for Living Water International. Any proceeds from this show will go towards Jacksonʼs trip to Africa.
Rock & Roll Portraits is the first large project by Jackson. The concept is that Jackson will further develop his skills as a photographer by creating images for musicians, images that not only look interesting but have significance to that specific band or individual, and doing so by using a variety of techniques. A public showing of his collection will be held at Catalina Coffee August 20th - October 2nd 2011. He will need to photograph 8-12 artists to have a complete body of work.
The process will involve an interview, where Jackson will learn more about the band and find significant, unique qualities of the band to explore, and then base his images on. He will then present a few different concepts to the artists, and receive their feedback. After he has finalized the concept that he will go forward with, he will create a lighting diagram so he can communicate to his assistants what his lighting needs are. And finally, he will conduct the photo shoot.
Living Water International has partnered with us. Jackson will be using any money raised from this project to help fund his trip next summer. He, his dad and brother will be going to Africa for 45+ days, as Jackson creates images of what he sees and his experiences it will be made into a coffee table book to raise awareness and money to help drill wells to provide fresh water for those without.