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Workshop: A Food and Photography Tour of Ireland

This fall, my friend Jody Eddy and I will be leading a food and photography tour of Western Ireland!  The tour will include a visit to the International Oyster Festival in Galway and meetings with food producers, chefs and home cooks.  Throughout our journey, I will offer photography instruction and Jody will host evening sessions for those interested in writing a cookbook.

Dates: September 26th – October 2nd, 2014

For all of the details, please visit Jody’s blog.  We’d love to have you join us!


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Italy, from the archives

Sifting through remnants from my time studying in Italy – contact sheets, sketchbooks and notes scrawled all over papers that I now can’t quite decipher – reminds me of how it was in the beginning.

I’m pulling together some notes for our photography workshop in Italy this fall, and these leftover pieces are a visual representation of how I used to see and of all the struggles of learning. Numerous sleeves of negatives show me someone who was a mess with quick manual focusing and who didn’t understand exposure. You can see from my contact sheets that I was all over the place without any direction, but that was ok. It was all part of learning to see differently, becoming more sensitive to light, and getting to a point where it felt more intuitive. What’s exciting is when you can look back at a group of images and notice not only how much has changed but also how that disjointed group hints at a style you want to develop.

There are a few photographers – instructors or people I’ve worked with – who are very important to me, and some may not know how much so. One of those people is Romeo DiLoreto, and I was happy to find that I still had the syllabus from his Black & White Photography II course tucked into a notebook. He was extremely patient with our class and also in his own work, meticulous but not to a point where the feeling of his images was lost in pursuit of technical perfection. In his syllabus he writes about the long process of mastering technique, enjoying every bit of it and working hard.

“Please chase the wind…moreover, I hope you never catch it!  Be a child, enjoy, investigate, be curious, question not only what you hear but also what you see…just do not question what you feel.”


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