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Travel is a wonderful thing. I walked out of my house, where we can barely see the lamp post in the walkway, got into a fast moving metal cylinder, and got deposited, roughly, in the desert, where we did a production shot yesterday. Vegas, here we are again.
A change of scenery wasn’t the cause of the trip, though it was welcome. I’m down here for the WPPI Convention, and actually have a role to play, even though I am not a wedding shooter of any note whatsoever. I’m very honored to be giving the keynote address to the convention on Tuesday night. It’s a wonderful turn of events for us here at the studio, and I’m very thankful to Lauren Wendle, Jason Groupp, and the whole gang at PDN/WPPI for making it happen.
Also doing a photowalk, the first sort of formalized photo walk I have ever conducted. (I say formalized, as in planned. My whole life has actually been a photo walk. Meander might be a better term. A stumble? Certainly, here and there, mixed in with the occasional pratfall and full out sprints. I digress.) Here’s the link. It will be early morning on Tuesday, and we will walk, slowly, and see what this city of neon looks like in the morning light.
I’ll be lecturing for Nikon, and hanging with my blessedly inappropriate brother in photographic mayhem, Mike Corrado at the Nikon booth, #721. Again, very honored to be a speaker there, in the midst of a group of extraordinary wedding shooters. I’ll be doing live demo, light and fast, with a bride and Speedlights. Yikes!
I’ll also be over at the Profoto booth, showing some examples of work I’ve done lately with Profoto flash, in particular the B1, which is an astounding light.
The big guy will be there, Jeff Snyder and the crew from Adorama. They are in booth #527 in the main hall, so please come by and say hi.
It’s a reunion of sorts. David Vaskevitch and the whole Mylio gang will be there, demonstrating this remarkable piece of software. Literally, the whole time line of my life in pictures is migrating onto Mylio, and it’s been a fun and revelatory process for me after all these years of shooting. Organization! What a concept!
The Kelby folks will be there, with Scott, RC Concepcion and crew teaching shooting skills and post production.
Vegas! More tk….
Very happy our St. Lucia lighting workshop merited coverage in the New York Times Sunday Travel section! As we always say, it’s a workshop in paradise, the only one of its kind we do all year. A true destination resort, Anse Chastanet/Jade Mountain remains a lure for me, no matter how many times I’ve visited there over the course of 20 years of going to St. Lucia.
We do lots of lighting, and then guest instructor RC Concepcion steps forward at times during the week to display his wizardry in the realm of post-production. It’s a full week of location lighting techniques, critiques, models and locations. Here’s a link to the workshop week schedule. (Make sure you scroll down the page.)
We made the printed paper as well!
Happy as well for Barbara Cadet, the wonderful island saxophonist in the picture. She put up with me suggesting she play her precious sax in the ocean surf.
In News, Seminars & Workshops, Upcoming Events at 5:07am
Doing a few teaching stints this summer in far flung places. In late June, head for the first time to So. Africa, and do seminars in Capetown and Johannesburg. Really excited. I have been to Africa numerous times, but never to the south, and I’ve alway been told amazing things about the beauty that abounds down there. Here’s a link discussing the trip, and the events. Hats off to Nikon South Africa for doing all the logistics and staging for the events! Read the rest of this entry »
Very honored to have two shows going up this fall in Europe, in Copenhagen and then later in Stockholm, at festivals called Fotomassan. The organizers just sent me the notices about the show, and their choice of a select from the group of images that will be displayed.
Needless to say, it’s been my experience that over in Europe they’re, well, a little more blase’ than we are here in the States about showing human architecture. Which of course is one of the specialties of the wonderful dance group, Pilobolus. Really have fond memories of working with them, and trying to show the marvelous constructs they can make onstage, just by using their amazing, articulate bodies.
I really pushed to include them in a story I did for Nat Geo about human performance, which was largely a celebration of the athletic body. How fast, how high, how far we can push the human form were the central questions of the story. But, I argued for including dance in the coverage, submitting to the editors for their consideration the notion that the artistic expression of the human body found in the world of dance was profound and significant. I can’t recall if they agreed or not. I think I just went ahead and did it anyway.
It also brought me full circle, in a way. Very early in my career, I had the privilege of working with Moses Pendleton, one of the co-founders of Pilobolus. and now the creative director of Momix. He was whimsical, gifted and spontaneously creative in front of the lens.
The world of dance remains such a wonderful partner to the camera. More tk….
I don’t know. They usually don’t let me into these fancy affairs. But, as socially awkward as I am, I am happy to go, ’cause these folks do really great work.
They work trying to save preemies and sick babies, and they just have an amazing organization. They organize fund raisers, run marathons, you name it, all in the name of raising some dough for programs to help these kids. Here’s the link for the “about us” page on their website.
Now, as to my presence at their soiree on May 4th. I’m donating some prints for auction, and the invite says “evening wear.” Hmmm. For advice on this, I think I’m gonna call Hobby.
It’s the first event we’ve got going in the Australia tour, and it should kick us off really well. Sydney here we come. Here’s the link for the tour, and they’ve got all the info on remaining spots available, etc.