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24 Hours In Idyllwild – A Day In The World Project

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The Idyllbeast at play in Idyllwild‘s forest playground

Hello Friends,

Last week, I let you know about an opportunity to take part in the world’s largest photo documentary project, called A Day In The World. I hope some of you participated. The goal was to have people from every corner of the world take photos of their daily lives for 24 hours on May 15, 2012, then create a public archive of the images on the web.

Getting ready for the day. Eating breakfast, applying make up and checking phone calls.

I photographed my life in Idyllwild beginning at 6:30 am to 6:30 p.m. It happened to be a busy day. I rose early to photograph Lake Fulmor before it got too bright. By 10 a.m., I was teaching private photo lessons. At 2 p.m. I had a photoshoot with Idyllwild’s mascot, the Idyllbeast in progress. The photos will be used for postcards and other promotional materials.  5 p.m. put me in front of an adorable 7 month old boy, photographing his every smile and expression for a personal photo project. I ended the day in front of Strawberry Creek, relaxing to the sound of water spilling off a small waterfall. In between these appointments, I took shots of daily chores such as going to the post office and gas station. My images are public, and you can see them by clicking here.

Early evening at Strawberry Creek Waterfall.

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About Gina Genis

Gina Genis has exhibited her work in museums and galleries across the U.S. She is included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. Her Window Peeping series was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The June Gloom series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The Kala series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. Economy Portraits was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011 by the OC Weekly. She recently curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of her work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and more. She leads the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where she teaches beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. She also teaches online courses through The Compelling Image.

2 responses »

  1. Wonderful! And especially great to see your lovely home in the trees, complete with cat!

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