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Layover At Atlanta Airport

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Gods and Mortals

Gods and Mortals

Hello Friends and Bloggers,

During the past holiday season, I turned a bad situation into a good one. Long story short, my flight from Atlanta to Fayetteville, NC, was overbooked. I volunteered to take the next flight in exchange for a ticket voucher for a future trip. The problem was four hours of nothing to do but wander endlessly around the airport.

Santas and Soldiers

Santas and Soldiers

I gave myself a goal and decided to make a video. It ended up being a fun event, and I explored hidden corners of the airport that I never ordinarily would have. The four hours went by quickly once I had a purpose. The airline gave me a $12 dinner voucher, and my favorite traveling restaurant, Nature’s Table Bistro, happens to be in this airport. I got a great meal of balsamic chicken over brown rice and steamed vegetables for 8¢ – the price of the tax. All in all, I walked on to my next flight feeling like a winner. How can you argue with a free meal and free plane ticket? In addition, I got to shoot a video I never would have thought of doing. You can see the short video on You Tube.

In the Air

In the Air

About Gina Genis

Hi Friends, I'm a photographer and artist who lives in Washington DC. I have two blogs. The Gina Genis Blog is about art and photography. My new blog, DC Discoveries is dedicated to showing you everything from fashion to art, food to entertainment in all sections of the District. I hope you will take the journey with me. I exhibit my work in museums and galleries across the U.S. I'm 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. My series "Window Peeping" was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Biola 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. I 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 my work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, and more. I lead the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where I show beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. I also teach online photography courses through The Compelling Image.

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