for immediate release - April 6, 2007
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"A Day with Sonia" Nude Photo Story Opens to Record Audience
PUHI HAWAII - The second new art exhibition of 2007 by Allio brought nearly 10,000 viewers to the online gallery on opening day. The ten-image photo story entitled "A Day with Sonia" is an artistic twist on a more-traditional photojournalistic look at one day with a professional figure model.
"The concept of following a single subject for one day is nothing new to a photojournalist. But, a few of the rules of traditional photojournalism were bent slightly for artistic effect," Allio admitted. "My primary challenge for this pictorial was to find the right model to be featured in this creative collaboration. The project was discussed with several potential feature models. But, Sonia was the first person to bring to me both the fierce desire and commitment to balance her creative insight, strength, charisma, and confidence with a trust of my skills and vision in this artistic collaboration."
The Exhibition opened at mid-day on Thursday, April 5, 2007, and in just one-half day there were 9,123 visitors to the gallery. Overall there were 42,575 page views and 156,713 total hits. The new exhibition contributed to new one-day records in all audience categories for the virtual gallery.
Fierce Sonia is a professional figure model based in Washington, DC. This was her fourth artistic collaboration with Allio. Artworks from previous projects have earned the duo an OMP Fine Art Showcase Award and Best Picture Award from Japan's Photo Unlimited.
In addition to developing a new art exhibition for release later this year, Kauai Hawaii resident professional photographer Allio is scheduled within the next two months to conduct public photography seminars, workshops, and lectures in Las Vegas, Spartanburg SC, and Hickory NC. He is currently booking photography workshops, lectures, and assignments for corporate clients, civic groups, and camera club fund-raisers for the second quarter of 2008 and beyond.
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