Spring 2004 Newsletter
Exciting times come with Spring. I am
always another year older and no wiser, but still filled with the
enthusiasm for creating new work for myself, teaching workshops, and
making new friends. Sue and I also celebrated our 12th anniversary on
April Fools Day!
In January I helped out at the Gina
Weston Gallery booth at Photo LA. It was a great experience that I hope
to have again at Photo SF in July. This time I will have my own prints
and a few select Brett Weston's available for purchase. It is a great
place to meet people and to see lots of photographs so come visit us.
In March Kim, Gina, Erica and I spent
three days visiting the Getty in Los Angeles. This is an incredible
museum with a first rate photographic facility in which we were given a
tour conducted by our friend Brett Abbott. In addition to a show of
their recently acquired Brett Westons, there was an incredible show of
masterworks from the Getty collection curated by Weston Naef.
Erica and I also visited the Huntington
Library which houses the best collection of Edward Weston's work. In
addition to the fine gardens, I was able to see a rare Steichen painting
showing in their American Painting gallery.
On March 29th I had an opening for a show
of recent works along with my painter friend, Annie Waters, at her
studio/gallery in downtown Phoenix. In addition to a new series of black
& white abstractions, I showed new color work and a set of pinhole
photographs. I also had several of my wire and found object sculptures
I just attended the Platinum Workshop at
Wildcat taught by Kim Weston and Ryuijie. It has been years since I've
done any platinum work and this workshop was a great one. If you have
any interest in the platinum process, this is the workshop for you with
two more scheduled this year.
The next workshop I teach with Kim at
Wildcat is the 8x10 Large Format Workshop on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.
Come join us and use our new Arca-Swiss 8x10 cameras. To enroll contact:
Workshops at Wildcat Hill with Kim and
Gina Weston are always a treat. Working around Edward Weston's old home
is still magical. Kim and Gina are great hosts and the photographic
atmosphere is contagious. Make sure you visit
www.kimweston.com and check out all the workshops that are
available. Most fill up early, so don't delay.
Don't forget the two Weston/Efros
Scotland workshops in August/September. These will be great and there
are a few spaces available, but filling fast. I love Scotland and am
anxious to return there for this great event. Come join us for the fun.
There are still a few spaces open for the
Weston/Efros Phoenix workshop in early November. It is first come, first
serve and all the spots will be taken by summer. We had an incredible
workshop last year in which everyone produced a lot of fine photographs.
This workshop is always followed by a show of the works done during the
workshop. Contact me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to
For the brave and adventurous and for
those that just want to learn more and make better images, take a
private tutorial with me at most times during the year. Check out the
tutorials available in the workshop section of my website. These
tutorials are custom tailored to your needs and they are a cost
effective way to get better photographs quickly when it fits your
Thanks for looking at my website and
please contact me if you are visiting the Phoenix area. Keep on
photographing - its fun.