I’m in New York City! Woot! I’ll be here for 10 days.
What brings me here is Photo Plus Expo. Ever hear of it? It’s the largest photography conference and expo in North America. Yep, she’s a big’un.
Even more specifically, I’m here to speak as part of the Fuji-X Photographer team. Exciting!
By the way, I believe Fuji is printing this image for the show… and I suspect it may be fairly big. I haven’t been over to the Javits Center yet to see everything, so we’ll see! You know I’ll share that with you. We do, after all, have that ongoing conversation about the Fujis and large prints. Will they or won’t they? (I suspect they will, just fine.) 😀
3 Tasty New Topics
I was given “Whatever you want” as the directive for speaking topics (which made me want to run around all nutty, like one of those crazy dog videos)… so I went with three new topics, which have been SOOOO on my mind of late:
“The French Mirrorless Diet”
How I shed pounds, freed my muse and discovered RAW truth in France.
“Life Your Life as Art”
Your soul’s genius unleashed.
“Find Your Voice, Free Your Soul”
They all come from my whole notion that says; the kind of focus we give our art without question is JUST the sort of focus that our actual lives deserve. Living your life “as if it were your art” can take you places your soul and physical reality has longed to go.
Dante Aligheri, (1265-1321, The Divine Comedy) said:
“Beauty awakens the soul to act.”
I so believe that!
I also created a whole slew of new works that I have’t published anywhere else, like this one, taken one foggy, moody morning after a big rain at Donner Lake in Truckee, CA with my X-T1 and 16-55mm lens:
Stirring, Nudging, Tasting
From the moment I picked up these Fuji cameras, a new type of creativity has been stirring. It’s true that the best camera is absolutely the one you’ve got in your hands. I also think that at a certain point, a particular gear choice can nudge your artistic ‘voice’ into newer and more interesting directions than you might have considered otherwise. It’s sure been that way since I met Lady Fuji. She has proven herself to be a veritable paintbrush for my visions.
Finally, if you frequent this blog, maybe you read my last post about a deepening and unfolding of my work. The realizations continue… it’s been thrilling! These talks here at PPE begin tugging on those threads. I’ll even be showing photographers an exercise right out of voice coaching that can open them up to experience a more resonant, full-bodied expression of their artistic voice!
I present them all this week. If you’re attending the conference here in NYC… come say hello!
If you’re not, no worries, I’ll share. Stay tuned!