The AGFA Bridge Over Ansco Lake in the Ocean State

I took this photo 12 years ago. It was one of my earliest successful “splitfilm” photos, where I shot two rolls of film in the same camera.

The AGFA Bridge Over Ansco Lake. AGFA Chief camera, AGFA 200 color print film wrapped in Ansco 616 B&W film. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

Ah, my sweet shot of expired Ansco 616 film against 35mm AGFA Vista color print film, against a murky day at Washington Park in Albany.

The photo claimed several awards during its Competition Season run, including a Best of Show at the Durham Fair and a first place at the Iowa State Fair. I even sold a print of this in my first-ever appearance at Historic Albany Foundation’s BUILT charitable event, way back in 2011.

Damn, I’m old.

So anyways … I’ve been on a bit of a kick lately, trying to get my photos at the next level – in galleries and in art houses. And on Saturday … I received word that The AGFA Bridge Over Ansco Lake was selected as part of a collaborative show at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts.

That’s right. The AGFA Bridge Over Ansco Lake received some love from the Rhode Island photography community.

Over 1,000 images were submitted for the gallery show, of which 71 were chosen for the event. 70 entries … and mine. WHEE!!!

This is fantastic. I’m absolutely thrilled that this image made the cut. It’s the same feeling I got when my Infrared shot of the Toll Gate Ice Cream parlor, We Serve Wayward Strangers, made the walls in two different galleries this year.

Damn, this feels good.

The 9th Annual International Exhibition will take place at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts in Providence, R.I. from April 20th to May 12th, with an opening reception on April 20th, at their gallery in Providence.

Yeah, this definitely feels good.