I know I talked about the workshop I attended in November taught by the amazing Yan Palmer. I knew that as soon as that workshop was over, I was going to sign up for her alumni group that was in Maui in January. I knew there was so much I still needed to learn from her. And I was oh so right. There is no possible way to explain how her authentic, beautiful soul changes those around her. I know it sounds cheesy but it’s the truth. She made me feel stronger and braver, and more determined to be true to myself. To let who I am shape my work and not the expectations others may place on me. The only way to find true peace, and also to produce the best work I possibly can, is to speak what is in my heart, with my camera as the medium.
Yan shoots film and I brought my film camera, knowing I was going to have fun playing around. I can’t describe how intimidating it is to make portraits of your mentor, in front of other amazing photographers, but I made myself do and am so happy I did. Yan and Whitney were great about still teaching us while we were shooting them and it was awesome. I have many blog posts to come about the images I made during the workshop, and I am truly happy with them. I hope you enjoy them too. These were shot with the Canon EOS3 film camera, 35mm lens, on Fuji 400H pushed one stop and developed and scanned by Goodman Film Lab.