Pretty in Ink | not so far away
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not so far away

Visited NYC twice this week. Brief trips, rewarding none the less. -Thursday, after picking up two lenses at the candy store, B & H photo, I stopped in at the,G/IRL (Girls In Real Life), photo exhibit. Margaret Durow‘s images moved me, her keen eye for light and movement in everyday situations made me look farther into her work. The printing of “blunt” and of girl in rocking chair had the nostalgia of film. It was not clear what she shoots with, film or digital, at the show or on her site, but it honestly does not matter. Lizzy Elle was another photographer whose work captivated me to look more.

An over all intriguing concept for a photography show.

Shortly after I was able to have some drinks with a college friend of mine Haley.

What a breath of fresh air it was catching back up with her. If you haven’t already, look at her work now before even continuing to read.

To a wonderful world she will take you.

-Saturday I was up at 4am and on the road by 5am to head back to the city, for an intimate workshop at SandBox Studio. Enjoyed seeing the sunrise, it’s always a beautiful natural occurrence that is often taken for granted. Wondered how much the people in the hot-air ballon must have enjoyed the rising. And how cold it had to have been.

The rest of the day consisted of being able to pick the brains of Rockwell Harwood, creative director of Details magazine, Brian Smith a photographer, and Chris Dougherty, the Director of Photography for People Magazine. Confirming what I felt and know about getting in the industry, adding in some encouraging words to us, we were able to share our portfolios at this forum and I’m on fire to refine some areas of my work and loosen up in others…

Brian Smith, a Pulitzer Prize Winning photographer, was involved all day, offering up priceless information and stories. He set up and showed us how he shoots fashion, there were model, hair, make-up, wardrobe, the works. Fascinating to see a professional at work, and be involved, and that I, myself, am not so far way.

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