First off, I want to thank Marty Yawnick at LifeInLoFi for linking to this page via Twitter. It’s a beautiful gallery, but as noted below, the images are not attributed here.
I later got an alert that I (Pixels) had been mentioned in a tweet, with a link to this page. It was from one of the usual pissants of the online peanut-gallery known as Twitter, modern-day home of the café artiste.
You know what a café artiste is, don’t you? He’s the guy who sits around the café (or bar) and knocks the work of people who are actually doing something and talks about all the world-changing work he is going to do … someday. There is always a reason why he isn’t doing it today. I know about this very well, because I was a café artiste myself in my youth. (I am of course not implying that everybody on Twitter is a café artiste, of course: there were real artists and creators in the cafés and bars of my youth as well. Guys like Marty, for example.)
The aforementioned artiste‘s tweet said it was rather typical [of Knox] that these images were not attributed. While I know it is not typical, he has a point and I do apologize. This page was originally password-protected so that people involved in the show, i.e., Baron Wolman and the folks at the Markham Vineyards, could see how the show was evolving and have some images to use for promotion. At some point, I un-password-protected it and just never really thought about it again.
If the artiste had taken a moment to look around Pixels, he would have found these galleries, which have been up since January:
But that is not the job of the artiste, I know. The artiste and his fellows (they stick together—oh do they!) must work hard to maintain their prominence in the peanut-gallery café, telling each other how important they are. And it’s true: the peanut-gallery café would not exist without them.
At least the artiste spelled my name right in his now-scrubbed tweet! For that I am grateful.
So enjoy these amazing pictures from the Pixels’ community. All are welcome here. If you are new to Pixels and would like to share your work here, please write me. And if you want to find out who made a particular picture, please check the galleries linked above.