Grand Rapids, Michigan—On Monday, March 29, 2010, local photographer Steven Huyser-Honig plans to spend 24 hours on a hill overlooking downtown Grand Rapids. He’ll take hundreds of photographs of small sections of the skyline with a super telephoto lens. He’ll assemble them into his 2010 ArtPrize entry—a seamless and incredibly detailed four-foot-by-
“Even last year, the skyline from the Medical Mile to the Van Andel Arena was full of cranes. Now that most construction is complete, I want to capture our brand new city, bursting with potential,” Huyser-Honig says.
Approximately every half hour, he’ll take a series of photographs that will be blended together to form a vertical section of the skyline. These vertical panoramas will then be blended to show the sweep of one day, midnight to midnight, from left to right. Huyser-Honig will shoot from the hillside where Sunset Avenue NW ends at the I-196 Ford Freeway—between the Lane Avenue and M-45 exits.
Huyser-Honig chose Monday, March 29, hoping to capture the full moon rising above Grand Rapids. If clouds obscure the sky, he’ll choose the first clear night after that for a proof of concept shoot. Then he’ll reschedule to take advantage of the April 28 moon.
You can follow him on Twitter@stevehuyho for updates. “I hope friends will stop by to bring coffee or to visit,” he says.
The Grand Rapids (Mich.) photographer sells his work online at Great Lakes Editions, through art representatives and at art shows in Michigan and Chicago.
CONTACTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY OR MORE INFORMATION
Steve Huyser-Honig, (616) 241-0931 x22 (office), (616) 443-3250 (cell), http://twitter.com/
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•ArtPrize venue registration closes on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at 5 pm EDT.
•ArtPrize artist registration runs from noon on Monday, April 19, 2010, to 5 pm on Thursday, May 27, 2010.
•The ArtPrize artist/venue matching will take place between noon on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, and 5 pm on Thursday, July 1, 2010.
•Public viewing and voting for the world’s largest art prize will be from Wednesday, September 22, 2010, to Sunday, October 10, 2010.
•He prints his digital images with pigment inks on natural cotton rag papers, which is more environmentally friendly than traditional photographic processes and results in a longer archival life.
•St. Mary’s Health Care Center, Muskegon Community Foundation, Calvin College, Holland Community Hospital, and several businesses have purchased Steven Huyser-Honig’
•His photograph “November Gale” was the 2008 Professional Grand Prize Winner in the photo contest sponsored by Anheuser-Busch and Chicago-based Great Lakes Forever. It was also selected for the 2008-2009 Michigan Governor's Residence Artists Program and hung for a year in Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s home in Lansing.
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