James McBride who writes for IPaintMyMind
wrote a seriously stellar post about Fading Nostalgia this month:
“For those who consider themselves lovers of the open road and connoisseurs of the charm of abandoned places, Chris and Katie of Fading Nostalgia are kindred spirits. What started as a lovingly obsessive polaroid photo journey through the oddities of historic Route 66 and the American Southwest has expanded into an ongoing photographic celebration of everything discarded, deserted, and unjustly forgotten.” Check out the rest after the jump…
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2013 Art Festival season is here!
After two years are dipping our toes in the art festival scene, we were beyond ecstatic to completely dive in this summer!
We were humbled to be a part of some of the best fairs in the midwest this year.
May 31 – June 2 Edina Art Fair
50th and France – Edina, MN
June 21 – 23 Lakefront Festival of Art
Milwaukee Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI
June 29 – 30 Artfest Midwest “The Other Art Show”
Iowa State Fairgrounds – Des Moines, IA
July 6 – 7 Fountain Square Art Festival
Church & Sherman – Evanston, IL
July 13 – 14 Art Fair off the Square
Monona Terrace – Madison, WI
July 20 – 21 Midsummer Festival of the Arts
John Michael Kohler Center – Sheboygan, WI
August 16 – 18 Milwaukee Domes Art Festival
August 24 – 25 Bucktown Arts Fest
September 7 – 8 ARTumn Harvest Art Festival
Deer Park Town Center – Deer Park, IL
October 12 Jefferson Art Walk
October 25 – 26 Stage Left – A Fine Art Show
November 22 – 24 MMoCA Holiday Art Fair
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art – Madison, WI
2014 Art Festival season!
February 22 Garage Sale Art Fair
Kalamazoo Expo Center – Michigan
The blasts of colored light you see inside these buildings, cars and enclosed spaces are not Photoshopped. We physically paint with color and light using colored flashes and strobe lights, with the full moon as an external light source.Read on to learn more about how we create these unique images.
In 2012, we took four separate trips along Route 66 to promote our book Polaroid Photos from Route 66. We visited museums, diners & motels along the way; a grassroots book tour, so to speak! Check out the posts we wrote during our journeys as we met new friends, photographed old haunts and rekindled our love for the road.
We have fun stuff for sale in the Fading Nostalgia Shop. From large gallery pieces to add that unique pop your living room needs, to mini magnets to cover your refrigerator in kitsch. Head over right now to get your shop on!
Polaroids Photos from Route 66, Our First Book!
In December of 2011, we self-published our first book, Polaroid Photos from Route 66
. It was such a quick and exciting process, and we are ecstatic over how it turned out! The book contains about 275 Polaroid photos and a couple dozen of Chris’s personal stories about his experiences traveling the Mother Road. We took the book on a grassroots book tour and traveled Route 66 four separate times this Spring/Summer/Fall of 2012, to talk to fellow 66 fans and friends about the book, as well as the future of the road. We had such a blast visiting everyone in person! Check out the book’s page
for more details and to order the book. A special thanks goes out to all of our friends and family who have been such an incredible support through this entire process!
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