Last spring a guy with the unusual name of Beezer Molton contacted me about a photo. It turns out that Beezer is the owner of the Half-Moon Outfitters franchise. The Greenville store would be moving into a new store and he wanted a large print of the above photo to go into the new location.
After exchanging a few e-mails, we decided the best way to handle it was through Fine Art America. Beezer purchased a 60X40 canvas print.
Weeks passed and I hadn’t heard anything more about the photo – how it turned out in print, or anything. I dropped by the old store location in the Pleasantburg Shopping Center back in late June and it didn’t look like they were anywhere near getting ready to move. We took our trip out to Washington and when I got back the new location looked like progress had been made, but no sign of moving.
Finally, last week I saw on Facebook that they had moved into the new location. Saturday I dropped by to see if the photo had been hung. I was not disappointed.
The new location is in an old auto parts store on Stone Avenue, just down from the Canal Insurance Building and intersection with Wade Hampton Boulevard. They have done a nice job of remodeling the old building.
Inside I found that my photo shared a wall with another shot of Table Rock, a photo that I like a LOT better than mine, to be frank.
I met Blake and a couple of the other sales people. She graciously let me pose behind the count with my photo.
The photo was taken on the summer solstice of 2016. I’d gotten up early that morning to watch the sun rise. The full moon happened to coincide with the solstice.
I’m glad the photo turned out well. The store was crowded since they had just opened and it’s a holiday weekend. We had Hurricane Dorian refugees arriving any minute (Amy and her friend Esther), so I wasn’t able to really check out the store. I’ll have to go back when I have a little more time to spend there.