My favorite part about doing workshops is letting everyone who signed up pick whatever image they want and delivering a print of that in person. It’s something I love doing and it makes me a little bit more comfortable taking money for teaching. Thinking about it as an extended in-person sale calms me down just enough to get through what is always a difficult and personal day for me.
That being the case, I of course decided to see what would happen if I flew the prints to Amsterdam and then left them in the gate area while boarding my connecting flight. Ha. Needless to say I showed up in Scotland without my security blanket and feeling quite defeated and embarrassed. While is tempting to make it a story about how completely unhelpful KLM was about retrieving my portfolio that was 200 feet away, it’s much better to focus on the kindness of strangers who stepped in to help in another way. The super kind folks at @the_wee_album_co stepped in and offered to make prints for my attendees with almost no notice. It was one of many kindnesses I would be shown while in Scotland and I’m so grateful for it. So if you’re in that area and need an album/printing friend, check them out.
I’ll go on hoping someone found the other prints and loves them, and that the airport didn’t just blow them up. Haha. Anyway, yay, kindness of strangers right?
Scotland was amazing but it’s good to be home. I’m going to try and work in a little social media break before New Zealand at the end of the month. I’d also love to do a print sale soon so if there is something you’d like, let me know.
change with the light
I did a live video while I shot this. A rarity for me. I don’t like shoots to be performances. I like them to be personal explorations. Same reason I don’t let people just watch me shoot. Participants only.
Headed to Scotland to teach a workshop for a lovely group of humans. It’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to see and hopefully the place to work out what I want the next me to see and be. Thanks for always being so kind. See you more somewhere else soon. #cinestill#indiefilmlab
I had an amazing workshop in Utah and while surrounded by those people in that environment I felt like a different person. More content and more purpose. I decided to celebrate by coming home and playing Starcraft for 60 hours with breaks for existential dread. Such is depression life. At least there’s art.
Yesterday was my first solo workshop in Utah (where I'm from) and it was a very special experience.
Special because all the events were at beautiful personal locations created by a friend with a gift for spaces. (@_therest and @uwestslc)
Special because the people who attended were so kind, open minded and patient.
Special because the models for the occasion were all dear friends who worked with me on making meaningful images.
Thanks so much to everyone who helped make it such a special day for me. Looking forward to the next one in Glasgow. #type55#4x5
Headed to the airport for my SLC workshop. My favorite part about teaching is giving people a print. In the current format of my one day workshops I ask all the attendees to choose any image of mine they would like printed, and then discuss what went into making those particular shots. Some of the images I have printed many times, some of them, like this one, I get to hold for the first time. See you soon Utah. #kodakfilm#indiefilmlab