This week is a little crazy and talk about loading my plate up. Sheese. So this coming weekend is the two day kick-off of my SEC4P book workshop while preparing for the upcoming LACP portfolio reviews. The workshop prep is not as stressful considering that I have been teaching this workshop for five years, two years of which on Zoom with the COVID wrinkle. Btw, there might be a seat now open for this coming weekend book workshop with SEC4P, message me if you want more information.
Nevertheless, the following weekend is the LACP portfolio reviews, and as my practice, in addition to being a portfolio reviewer, I re-invest any honorarium I receive e back into the organization for opportunities to meet with others (have my projects reviewed) in the photographic community. Frequently I am on Facebook, IG or other social media and have not meet some individuals in-person, so this presents an opportunity to actually come face to face (over Zoom), work on some networking while getting my work out there. I would like to think of it as a win-win-win.
This year for the portfolio reviews is a bit different. My project The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow is essentially complete and the book-dummy is being considered by some indie book publishers. Thus looking for opportunities to generate some buzzz as I might need to raise some publishing funds and I want to line up some future print exhibitions for when it is published to help promote the book sales.
For my new series, Anthropogenic Crisis, I feel like I am just getting some traction. One photograph was just accepted into an exhibition at SouthEast Center for Photography (hmmm, I don’t think I have announced that; so on my to-do promo list), and realized that I needed to put this series up on my web-site. Well, the web-site part is now done! And the photographic print is at the framers. Cool!
I created a low resolution pdf for both projects to provide an overview on the LACP site and next week I need to create a high resolution pdf for the actual 1:1 discussions. The digital images are already sized, so I just need to create a pdf. Busy work.
The day job still needs tending to as we are about to start a new human phase 1 clinical trial for a therapeutic for Sickle Cell Disease. That’s pretty exciting as well, but it has a lot of moving parts.
Meanwhile, adding to my schedule is taking some time to take advantage of the wonderful winter cloud cover down at the beach, like the one above with this post. Typical for most of the year here in Southern California are the boring blue skies, but during the winter when we get our rain, then some great looking atmospheric conditions, e.g. real clouds. I know, it’s really difficult to have to go hang-out along the Pacific Ocean beach to photograph the sea and clouds, but hey, I just gotta do it. LoL.
Workshops and Portfolio Reviews
Southeast Center for Photography (SEC4P): Creative PhotoBook workshop (Sold Out), a virtual event on Zoom; January 22 & 23 and 29 & 30, 2022, 10am – 1pm, EST (3 hour session each day, with a week between the weekend sessions to work your book-dummy).
Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP): Exposure Weekend, virtual portfolio reviews, which I am one of the many portfolio reviewers available, January 27 – 30th, 2022, details here.
Medium Photo: Developing a Creative Photo Book, a virtual (Zoom) workshop I will be leading again in conjunction with Medium Photo on: March 5th & 6th and then March 12th & 13th, 2022, from 9am to noon, PST. More details and sign-up available now at Medium Photo.
Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC): Developing a Creative Photo Book, a virtual (Zoom) workshop I will be leading on Saturday & Sunday, May 14th & 15th and then Saturday & Sunday 21st and 22nd, 2022, from 1pm to 4pm Mountain Time (MT). Registration is open with discounts for members.