This past Friday I had the opportunity to photograph the gallery opening of Salt Lake City painter Erin Westenskow Berrett at Kayo Gallery (177 E 300 S). This was my first time attending SLC's monthly Gallery Stroll and I had a great time talking with Erin and Shilo (Kayo Gallery's owner) and their friends and family.
The subject of Erin's paintings were pairs of shoes and boots rendered in warm ochre tones, each roughly 2'x 2'. I liked Erin's choice to light her scenes in a harsh and direct manner, which as a photographer I found quite visually-interesting.
In covering the opening I shot both interactions between Erin and her guests...
...as well as photos of the gallery patrons admiring Erin's work.
I also shot a few images of the gallery itself to give a sense of place and to provide to Kayo Gallery for use on their web site.
More photos can be found here on my Flickr account.
Also, a great interview of Erin and Shilo by KUTV's Gavin Sheehan can be found here in Gavin's Underground.
Finally a big thanks to friend and fellow photographer Bryan Jones for asking me to cover this event on his behalf.