I wanted to share some of the progress that we've been able to accomplish over the last week on the blog and in some ways, to just remind myself of the progress we've made. I wanted to get started earlier, but looking back on our progress only shows me that it is really a good idea to take some things slow and take the time to make sure things are right and not just "okay." Our last hurdle is to install a working faucet and hose on the back of the salon so that I can set up a plate washing station for the ambrotypes. That should be happening on Monday.
My family has been kind enough to loan me not only the space to use at 96 Cahawba, but borrow furniture and art to complete the space and make it more inviting. I have to say, we've done a lot and I'm thrilled to start shooting in it. The plan is to do some testing on Saturday so that when the plumber is working on Monday, we'll be ready to shoot.
Here are some of the progress photos--with some final images to come in the next few days.
You can see the "before" complete with electric yellow walls. This is the front room of the salon before painting--we've put the Century Stand together and have begun to make some progress--moved some things out of the space and started space planning...
My dear Aunts Libba and Louise have been helping me every step of the way and are here talking with me about the project. You can see the furniture and art I've borrowed from them. I couldn't do this without the wonderful family I have who care so much about me. I can't even begin to express how having such strong women in my life have helped to shape the person I've become. I could have never done the things that I've been able to do in my life without their guidance and influence.
Mayo women rock hard core!