Today, at 7:09am CST, the morning light had me screech to a halt. I found myself called to this popcorn stand I’d noticed out of the corner of my eye – on Chicago’s lakefront near Museum Campus, walking instead of running.
I stuck around for a few minutes and walked around the cart a few times before getting back to my run. That morning light …
One of the first books I purchased when I made the move from casual to creative photography was Alex Webb’s The Suffering of Light.
The images are full of story and deeply human, all strongly composed and many vividly saturated. In my opinion, the book should be a fundamental reference point for any photographer who aspires to document life on the street.
Finding a vision
I came upon the article below today while reading Aperture and it has me thinking. I’ve never taken a workshop; I wonder if they’re worth their expense and time?
The workshop, which kicks off on Friday, September 27th, is weekend-long and appears to be chock full of activities. Among other things there’s a q&a, a prints review (each student is to bring roughly 30 prints), a discussion on the evolution of projects and books, some editing exercises and an assignment. All for $650 + any NYC travel expenses.
I’m unfamiliar with the work of Rebecca Norris Webb, although among her creative accomplishments she’s published nearly 10 photo-books which is no small feat. If it weren’t for an already planned trip I would seriously consider attending.
Some words of comfort from the hosts:
NOTE: This workshop is for photographers who collaborate with the world, not for those who dramatically alter or change their images digitally.
What is your opinion? Have you ever attended a workshop hosted by Webb? Or any workshop? Is there one you recommend?
Let me know if you plan to attend this one. I’d love to hear a report!