Monday, September 26, 2011

Goodbye old studio, thanks for the memories!

 
In October 2005, just a few months after we had our first daughter, I leased an industrial space near our small apartment. It was a pretty big decision for Jennifer and I, it was another bill (several) and another responsibility for us- already under pressure with a two month old baby! 
It ended up being the right move- I‘d been working on our kitchen table or driving across town to work in my parent’s garage. We had moved into a two room apartment but there was still no room to work. I found a nice 1000 sq/ft industrial warehouse type shop with a small office in front. I got the idea from seeing the Clayton Brother’s studio a few years before. The place was big enough, versatile and had plenty of storage space, with large walls, a roll up door and high ceilings. It was perfect, and I got right to work.
I’m a little sad to leave when I look back at all the exhibits and paintings I worked on at this space, not to mention how my life has changed the past six years. It’s been a pretty cool/strange/awesomely/fucked up/rad six years! 
Now I’ve moved into a great new space with friends. The new studio has everything the old one has with more support and camaraderie. Gonna be a new adventure and I’m hoping to get many years of great work accomplished here. But I’ll keep in my heart my little studio which helped me get off the ground!!
Here’s some pictures over the years....













































6 comments:

- said...

jeff! good luck with the new move.

janewynn@comcast.net said...

Aww! Happy yet sad...but happy again for a promicing future with a lot more fantastic memories & photos! Thanks for the peek!
xox

illot said...

Qué bueno eres jefe!
Mucha suerte.

Vito Positano said...

Cool stuff.

jds said...

What an awesome photo essay. Start photographing life in the new space now.

And you had to include the photo of my terrible stick-ball form, didn't you.

Jeff Soto said...

Jon, yes we're documenting things here for sure. Thanks for coming by so often in the past years, you were a frequent visitor, and stop by the new place whenever you're out this way.

We both had bad stick ball form!