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.
Hosting the Sandro Miller workshop for the Palm Springs Photo Festival at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Day 1…
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!
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!
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!
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 Bron, Marty Glickmanfrom MAC Group, Dan Cuny from Profoto USA, Barney Tong from FujiFilm, R Mac Holbert with Epson, Heidi 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!
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