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Andy Summers – The Police

Jeff Dunas, the founder of the Palm Springs Photo Festival, kept announcing that we would have a surprise evening presenter back in 2009. A surprise it was, Andy Summers of the Police! Not only a rock star but a very talented photographer with a great eye for the moment.

It really was a great presentation that was a highlight of the all of the Palm Springs Photo Festivals I have attended since 2005. A part of his experience was something I often experience. Andy said he always had shot film but then decided to try digital. But he found that digital kind of left him empty and his photography went into a decline. He started with film again and Leica as I recall, and went back to his creativity and enthusiasm.

I got a copy of his book afterwards at the Festival party and talked with him briefly. I had him sign it to Rosie because she would have loved to have been there.

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Me By Sandro Miller

Today I received an extraordinary gift of a lifetime. A signed print of a photograph of me by the esteemed and respected photographer Sandro Miller. To be in the company of the famous and noteworthy people who have been in front of his camera is truly an honor.

I was the host at the Palm Springs Air Museum for Sandro’s workshop for the Palm Springs Photo Festival in 2018 and 2019. In that first workshop he asked me to sit for the camera. My place has always been behind the camera. I must say that this was a memorable moment. Being photographed by a true artist. Thank You Sandro!

Note that this photograph of the print does not exhibit what an amazing work it is. A fine art print must be seen in person. And it makes all the difference in the world.

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Should/Should Not For Business In 2020

From my long time friend Leslie Burns, Burns The Attorney. She makes one point that to paraphrase also from the Palm Springs Photo Festival; Face To Face Meetings Can Change Everything. Read this all through and save it, link below…
 
“As we wrap up 2019 and start to look ahead, I thought I would give up some of my best thoughts on both business and legal issues, for creative pros, in list form. I think I should warn you, though, I’m not holding back on the language. I think someone needs to play Carol Kane in Scrooged to the creative industries and, well, I’m just the broad to do it. So, here’s what you should/should not do for your business in 2020″… http://bit.ly/2Y8poYd
(And no this is not Leslie Burns. From one of my photo shoots with model Aristodeme)
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Palm Springs Photo Festival XV

Coming up is the 15th year of the Palm Springs Photo Festival. This is a must attend if you are a photographer. I have been going since day one and the last two years hosted workshops at the Palm Springs Air Museum. I know it seems early but it will sneak up fast. Take a look here for more info…. http://2020.palmspringsphotofestival.com

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The Print Is The Photograph

I have always loved the printed photograph. Especially large fine art prints as you would see in a museum. At the Palm Springs Photo Festival just a few weeks ago, there was a display of prints that yet again caught my attention. Reminding me of some of what I love of photography. Printed by Epson, they were especially beautiful so I noted the paper types and now have added them to my inventory for printing of my works. From Epson, Legacy Etching and Legacy Baryta, museum quality archival. Not all papers are the same. It makes huge difference.

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Palm Springs Photo Festival 2019

This past week was the Palm Springs Photo Festival. In it’s 14th year, it brings 1,000 photographers from around the world to participate in seminars and workshops and presentations with some of the most honored and respected photographers today.

For the second year I was host for one of those workshops at the Palm Springs Air Museum by the acclaimed Sandro Miller. At the Air Museum, I also hosted the walking around tour for photographers by Fujifilm. My own participation in the Palm Springs Photo Festival actually dates back to it’s very beginning.

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Palm Springs Photo Festival

Hosting the Sandro Miller workshop for the Palm Springs Photo Festival at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Day 1…

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That Was A Lot

That was a lot; 3 days at the Planes Of Fame Air Show in Chino, 5 days with the Palm Springs Photo Festival and hosting the Sandro Miller workshop at the Palm Springs Air Museum. This morning flying in the Air Museum C-47 “What’s Up Doc?”. Then on to Hangar 24 Brewery in Redlands with the Air Museum C-47 again and the P-51 Mustang “Bunny” for ride flights. Fun to fly and then the Brewery patio with a great beer!


Palm Springs Photo Festival

The Palm Springs Photo Festival kicks off May 6th. I have been there since it started 13 years ago. It is an incredible week long event. Take in as little of it or as much of it as you can and you will be amazed. You will find among you the most talented and well known of the photographers on the planet. Not to be missed! See you there! Check it out!

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“Playing With Life”

From my friend JoAnne Windsand…. she said to me… this is “my version of your work, called “Playing With Life”; “the feeling of sensuality along with my own passion for Life”.

I must say that I think this is so very sexy beyond words! Now my goal is to have my photography live up to her kindness. Thank You JoAnne!

I had met JoAnne at the Palm Springs Photo Festival. Please visit her and her art and photography at www.joannewindsand.com Please do and Thanks!

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Palm Springs Photo Festival Wrap Up

Palm Springs Photo Festival wrap up of another year. I was there 10 years ago when the photo festival started. Actually I missed most of it because I had to fly out to shoot the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus Ohio. Then 2013 found me in Budapest shooting on Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks – The Movie so I missed that year. But I have been there for all of the others. It is truly an incredible event that has become respected around the world. Having it in my own backyard is just too good for words. So a big Thank You to festival founder Jeff Dunas and all of the people who make this possible. Especially Dolores!

Now a bunch of big Thank You’s to people who not only make the festival work but who are my friends, new and old, and make my photography work too. They are, to just name a few… Amy Kawadler from Canon, Bob Wilde from Samy’s Camera, Matthew Frary from Hasselblad BronMarty Glickmanfrom MAC GroupDan Cuny from Profoto USA, Barney Tong from FujiFilm, R Mac Holbert with EpsonHeidi Goverman from Workbook.

There are endless numbers of more people who I see every year as well, new and old friends who I must say great seeing you each time. And to those of you who I routinely forget your names, my sincerest apologies, nothing I mean to do, I try my best. I hope to see you next year too or sooner! Thank You!

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In Focus With Epson

Epson says I am “in focus” so it must be true! Tweeted by Epson last night at the Palm Springs Photo Festival as I was interviewed about the latest Epson printer and the prints on display at the big event party. http://bit.ly/1FAh8Cl

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Manzanar – Go See The Exhibit

Are you here for the Palm Springs Photo Festival? When you have extra time, go on over to the Palm Springs Air Museum to catch the last week of “Manzanar – The Wartime Photographs Of Ansel Adams”. It really is a wonderful exhibit and of course there is much at the Air Museum to entertain your camera!

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Palm Springs Photo Festival This Week

Starting this afternoon you will find me for much of the week at the Palm Springs Photo Festival. I will still be filling day time hours with photo editing and my usual photography tasks. If you are going to be at the Photo Festival and want to say Hi, send me a text on my cell at 213-712-1929. Great Fun!


A Palm Springs Photo Festival To-Do

To all my photographer friends; are you coming out here for the Palm Springs Photo Festival starting Sunday? If you are and happen to be coming in on Saturday, here is a very fun photo op for you. The Palm Springs Air Museum will be doing a flight demonstration with their Navy T-28. This is a really astounding aircraft that actually will outperform many of the more famous fighters from World War II. You can expect it to be flying just after 2 PM but there is much more out at the Air Museum for you to keep your camera busy. If you are not coming in on Saturday, you have all week to check out a great collection of vintage aircraft and so much more to see. The Palm Springs Air Museum is very close by to all the Photo Festival venues. Here is one of my photographs of the T-28 and a short video. See you there!

T-28 At The Palm Springs Air Museum