the last four days have been so inspiring. we spent time in seminars, attended panel discussions and symposiums where some of the best portrait photographers in our lifetime shared and talked about their work.
my portfolio (still in progress), was reviewed by a very successful Los Angeles gallery owner and a group of my peers who were all highly talented with impressive education credentials. I am self taught. a baby in this game, but I’m happy to say my work continues to get great feedback. my concept overall was very well received. so now to find the time and resources to allow me to KEEP MAKING THE WORK.
This was M’s first full immersion into this part of my world – and I think he is even more inspired to support my work from an operational standpoint. the people we met shared not only their work, but their resources. they offered and introduced us to people we need to know. we talked a lot about how to continue to fund this work in a way that allows me to fully embrace my vision. more on this soon.
my next shoot is mid May. I’m tackling the subject of race in way I think is pretty artistic, and I’m excited to get started. my mentorship with Jennifer Thoreson continues, and she has become an amazing resource and pillar of strength.
our goal was to understand more about galleries. how they work, how to approach them, how to own/operate one someday. we learned that gallery exhibitions are in our future. that art fair and becoming published are also options. we also learned that there are other ways to get my work into the world that we will explore as the year continues.
I’m grateful to have you ALL as readers of my words, and followers of my journey! please share this blog with others you think may be interested in following along.
Palm Springs Photo Festival 2016 — yes please. sign me up!!
opening night reception
David Fahey – gallery owner, portfolio reviewer and man of much wisdom.
Hyatt hotel – Palm Springs
observing beauty in small places
our final night. Palm Springs at dusk
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