Leta and I ventured out last week to see The Grand Budapest Hotel at The Rialto Theater in Raleigh. It's Raleigh's last grand old movie theater and is just a short 5 minute walk from the house. The movie itself was extremely wacky and probably just another excuse for actors to get together and have a party. Apparently George Clooney had a very brief cameo. The bottom photograph I printed and donated to the Underwood Elementary School silent auction next week. My daughter attended underwood for 7 years. The print looked really good matted and framed. I've started including a newspaper (N&O) sealed inside all my prints. I try to get a newspaper that was taken on the same day or at least week that I shot the image, however, sometimes I just have to settle for when I printed the photograph as I often wait weeks or months before I get around to playing with an image.
Worked as a photographer in Raleigh for over 30 years in various capacities from news photojournalism and sports photography in the 80's to corporate annual report and advertising into the 2000's. Simon has produced greeting cards which have sold over 3 million copies and counting.