Winter 2003 Newsletter
Welcome to the New Year!
High on the list of events for 2004 are the workshops that I teach with
my good friend
Kim Weston. In addition to the
incredible Kim Weston Workshops that Kim and his wife Gina put on at
Wildcat Hill, we are doing two Weston/Efros workshops in Scotland in
August-September (organized by Martin Reekie) and our 2nd Annual
Weston/Efros Arizona Workshop in Phoenix on November 5-7, 2004.
The editions in bronze of three of
Brett Weston's marvelous sculptures have been very successful
and the fourth is being finished at this time with more in the works.
Thanks to Erica Weston for sharing her father's work with us and to
Arizona Bronze for partnering with us to make these fine
My framer, John Kitts, has really helped me with the presentation of my
work. It is a joy to take my photographs to him for framing. The custom
milled wooden frames he makes are the best. He has the ability to design
a special frame that highlights a particular photograph or to make
quantities of a certain frame to be used for gallery shows. He also
designs and builds great custom furniture.
New to me is a Rollie SL66 camera. I have always wanted one to use since
I was Brett's assistant and saw the daily work that he produced with
this fine camera. It is providing a nice change of pace from the Arca-Swiss
view camera I use for most of my work. Arca-Swiss is now one of the
sponsors for our Weston/Efros workshops and is a camera that I can
I have to thank some of the people that made last year such a success:
Erica Weston, Ernest McIntyre of ArtsAZ,
John Kitts of
422 Fine Furniture & Framing, Arizona
Bronze, Rod Klukas of Photomark and his Scottsdale Community College
class, Annie Waters and the Bank of America, Glen Lineberry of the
Bentley Gallery, Roger Palmenberg and the Imageworks gang, all the
people that attended the workshops and my private tutorials, those who
bought my photographs, and of course the focus of my life, Susan
I am available to give private tutorials in most areas of fine art
photography, including black and white printing. A lot of progress can
be made in these intense one-on-one sessions. You can come to me in
Phoenix or I can come to you.
Please fill out the Contact
Page on this website so I know what you are interested in.
Feel free to correspond with me and if any of you are ever in Phoenix
please come and visit. I love looking at photographs and talking