Local Author Event: Christopher Lawing - Charlotte: The Signs of the Times

at in store on 12/13/2017, 07:00 pm
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"Charlotte", NC
Hot off the presses, "Charlotte: The Signs of The Times" showcases the Queen City's unique and historical roadside signage via Christopher S. Lawing's signature colorful photography. At 160 pages in length, Lawing takes readers on an exhilarating journey, packed with vintage roadside monuments ranging from restaurant favorites such as Anderson's and the World Famous Open Kitchen to other landmarks such as JFG Coffee and Park-N-Shop. The book dives deep into Charlotte's colorful history, each page aptly showcasing various signs' brilliant colors and bold shapes, with over 110+ photographs total, all displayed in a vivid array. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. As a native Charlottean who still calls his city home, Christopher Lawing has been photographing, documenting, and preserving the Queen City’s unique and historical signage on both film and digital formats since 2010. “The Charlotte Signs Project” began initially to showcase the city’s rich history, however, it has evolved into a comprehensive photography collection spanning a variety of communities and neighborhoods across Charlotte, thus doing just that and more. Christopher was raised in a creativity-rich family environment, where he was encouraged, supported, and schooled in techniques across many mediums. At Myers Park High School, armed with his uncle’s Nikon FM SLR film camera, and inspired by the miles of his grandfather’s 16mm home movie film, he fell in love with photography and its ability to tell stories and has been snapping pictures ever since. At North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, from where he recently graduated, Christopher polished his technique of storytelling. He is now is proud to share his photography and project with you, the community. Author Bio: Christopher’s talents and work have been exhibited locally ranging from the Levine Museum of the New South, Festival In The Park, and Matthews ArtFest, to places farther away such as National Scout Jamborees and Industrial Designers Society of America conferences. His photography has appeared in The Charlotte Observer as well as PARADE Magazine. Event date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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