Cade Martin Photography -Â Character Not CharactersÂ
O Museum in the Mansion
The tagline of the The Mansion on O & O Street Museum begins with â€œeverything is possible.â€ With my first exhibition of photographs hanging in the galleries of this most iconic of institutions I am inclined to agree.
People end up at the Mansion and O Museum in so many ways â€“ stories you likely wouldnâ€™t believe. As DC resident, I know these tales as a part of the character of this city. I once thought â€œif I could get one image on those wallsâ€¦â€ and today, I am one of those stories and youâ€™ll just have to believe me.
On a shoot break, talking tattoos with a friend from the Melanoma Research Foundation, a planted kernel of an idea, the DC Tattoo Arts Expo, conversation with H, and now twelve prints 41â€ wide on 49×62â€ paper hang in the O Street Museum as my first exhibition: Character, Not Characters.
The other part of the Mansion on O tagline is â€œDare to be different.â€ In my photography, Iâ€™m looking for the stories and characters that reveal themselves when you look at things differently. These tattoo portraits are a closer look at stories told through ink â€“ mysterious and intimate at once.
If youâ€™re going to do something, might as well do it right. Having my work, my first exhibition, at the O Museum in DC is about as right as I can imagine. A huge thank you to O Mansion, H and Ted for giving me this opportunity.
Character, Not Characters is at the O indefinitely. If you find yourself in DC, book a tour.
Check out more about this project here http://aphotoeditor.com/â€¦/the-art-of-the-personal-project-â€¦/