Kim Jong Phil peddling his book “A New Kind of Beauty”
Aline Smithson’s exhibition of Arrangement in Green and Black (left) and Michael Butler’s image from his Rodeo Drive series
Michael Butler in deep thought about my work “Green Glass.” There’s more than meets the eye here.
Aline with her infamous Rollei. <3
A few weeks ago I traveled to Colorado to attend the reception for the Green exhibit at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins. I was so thrilled to be able to hang out and enjoy the weekend with Aline Smithson. She is such an tremendous gift to the photographic community. I also have to thank Hamidah Glasgow, Phil Toledano, Julia Vandenoever, Vivian Keulards, Michael Butler and Corinne Tapia for contributing to the fantastic experience I had. My thoughts on photography will never be the same again. I feel like I finally found home after being a lonely traveler for the past 25 years looking for the community I have been looking for since I graduated university art school. It’s been a great trip but it’s nice to have found my people so to speak!
The Society for Photographic Education was having a conference that weekend too so I attended very informative and insightful lectures by Aline, Phil and Laura Pressley, Executive Director of Center and had the opportunity to participate in several portfolio reviews. If you are looking for a good photography organization to be a part of, I highly recommend SPE.
After the busy and mind expanding weekend was over, Aline and I drove to back to the DEN airport together hunting down a good place to shoot all along the way. We finally settled on an open field of harvested wheat with Denver in the background to take a few snaps. Thanks again, Aline for your support and good company!