I was very honored to be a part of the Eddie Admas Wokshop this past weekend. I am still recovering from the lack of sleep (from Friday to Tuesday 14h total) and the cold one most certanly get.
For those of you who don’t know EAW, each year 100 students from all over the world are selected based on their portfolios to come and join the barnstorm to meet top editors and photographers for 4 days in Jeffersonville, NY. We were divided into 10 teams of 10 students all led by a teamleader, an editor, a producer and a tech. Every group would then produce bodys of work based on a shared theme. We also listen to countless presentations and lectures from photographers and sponsors. One of the best parts was the 11:30 club, a two night portfolio review for us by professionals in the industry. It was an amazing oppertunity to meet countless photo editors and photographers.
I was very happy and honored to join the Turquoise Team lead by the legendary Ruth Fremson of the New York Times, our team editor Colin Crawford of the Los Angeles Times, our team producer Eric Thayer and our incedible Tech Pete Kiehart.
On the second day we all had to head out and start shooting our assigments found by Eric. I was assigned to go to the Bethel Motor Speedway to photograph a portrait series with a focus on workers at the track. Pro Foto USA borrowed me two B1 heads and an amazing assistent J.T. It was an amazing fun day with a lot of portraits. I even sufaced on various Instagram accounts ;) Stay tuned for the pictures soon...
Overall I just want to say thank you to all those beautiful peaople who made these crazy days unforgetable!