Two weeks ago 11 photographic souls made the journey to our studio here in Asheville NC seeking guidance, inspiration, acceptance and strength. My hopes are that they found at least one of those or better yet something they didn’t know they were looking for. This is my third NTSOS workshop and I am continually humbled by the growing talent of these groups. We pushed new boundaries and comfort levels. We failed (a lot) and we grew (even more). No one was hurt. I am pretty sure it wasn’t a waste of time. These workshops are not about putting students in a line and shooting something the instructor has set up and we all go home with portfolio images. They are about sharing tools and faculty and finding your own unique voice. They are about challenging your comforts and the status quo of photography.
A photographer speaks in images. What do you want to say?
To the 11 dreamers, Thank you for your trust and hunger. Thank you for challenging me and allowing me to share my passion of photography with you. Thank you for teaching me more that I could have possibly taught you. Our family has grown and it will always be in my best week ever!
Below are the participants favorites followed by a slide show of my images..Enjoy! (They kicked my but by the way!)
a special thank you goes out to the following. Without you there wouldn’t have been NTSOS workshops!:
the 11 amazing dreamers
Jeff Woods (right hand man)
Katie Jordan (right hand gal)
Serenity @ Makeup at Grove Arcade
Zhenya from Ravin’ Salon
Brooke Priddy dress maker
Liz White dress maker
Studio Flora Diva
Classic Event rentals
The Biltmore Estate
White House Custom Color
and last but not least…
My beautiful wife Melissa and my patient son Scout.
A NEW WORKSHOP DATE IS TO BE RELEASED SOON! EMAIL NOW TO BE PUT AT THE HEAD OF THE CLASS!!