Artist

Josh Hurshman

The most meaningful interaction I’ve had with a collector happened after an opening in Washington DC. I had previously invited a large group of collectors to have their portraits taken by one of my glass pinhole cameras after the show. For the process to work correctly I had to have a completely dark room and .....

The most meaningful interaction I’ve had with a collector happened after an opening in Washington DC. I had previously invited a large group of collectors to have their portraits taken by one of my glass pinhole cameras after the show. For the process to work correctly I had to have a completely dark room and in this case, the only available space dark enough happened to be the bathroom.

So…one at a time I invited the group of distinguished and very well dressed collectors to join me in the tiny bathroom to sit on the toilet in complete darkness as I took their picture using a strange outdated photography process. It was fun, memorable, and surely awkward for everyone. To my surprise all my new friends enjoyed themselves and the images turned out great. (I took two Polarids of each person so I could have one and also give one to the subject as a thank you gift).

Several meaningful friendships grew from that experience. I will never forget the trusting nature and kindness of the individuals who were willing to participate in such an unexpected art project. Currently, those photographs are hanging in the Tacoma Museum of Glass as part of the Transparency exhibition. I seriously doubt anyone there including myself expected those Polaroid’s taken in the men’s room would wind up hanging in a museum. Truly Unforgettable!

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Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
48th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: May 8th | Exhibition continues to July 3rd of 2020