Always beautiful, what else is there to say? From the pace of life, to the food, to the landscape, to the richness of color, and the mix of people and history, it ranks as one of the all time places to go and know about. The place is a magnet for the camera, so it’s a natural that the intrepid Liza Politi, Annie Cahill, Michael Cali and I are heading there for two weeks of photo workshops, with an emphasis on light and storytelling. Not so much flash, this time around, but more on using light as a language to connect picture to picture, and build a story that makes a place or a person come alive for someone who has not been to the south of France, but needs good pictures to transport them there.
Two weeks on location, using Nice as a home base, June 5th through the 12th, sold out. Second week, June 24th through July 1, has a few spots left. Any questions about the plan, you can reach out to Liza, our producer, at [email protected] Here is the link to a PDF describing our itinerary.
Last time I was there, I visited and interviewed one of the truly ultimate storytellers with a camera, David Douglas Duncan. A peerless photographer, he, along with his esteemed colleagues at LIFE, set the bar high for photojournalists everywhere. He just turned 102, and when I did visit him, at the age of 96, he was still shooting, with a Coolpix, and shared wonderful, tough, and impactful memories of his time in the field during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, his life and times with Picasso, and his sojourns in the Middle East. As the title of one of his books states, he was truly a “Yankee Nomad.”
Have a hope to see Mr. Duncan again. Would absolutely love it if Annie could meet him, and his amazing wife, Sheila. He remains one of the true icons of this industry.