Desert Decade

May 1st, 2015

This year the Palm Springs Photo Festival celebrated its tenth edition. Created through the unbridled passion and enthusiasm of Festival Director Jeff Dunas, the PSPF has grown in stature and importance, attracting faculty and attendees from around the world.

This was my fifth year teaching the Architectural Photography Workshop in Palm Springs and as in prior years, there was an interesting mix of participants to keep me on my toes. Over the three and a half days of the workshop, we photographed four properties and spent a good deal of time in class, looking and critiquing photographs while also hitting on other aspects of equipment choice and alternative business models.

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The evening presentations, curated slideshows and opportunities to reconnect with colleagues made for a great week. Of the presentations I attended, those by Mary Ellen Mark, Dan Winters and in particular, Keith Carter, were extraordinary and will remain with me for a long, long time.

After such an intense week of visual stimulation and mental gymnastics, it was no surprise that everything looked just a little more interesting on the flight home.

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