Italy ... finding my photographic voice

Fall 2017

I took a second photography workshop in Italy, in October. The workshop was organized by Alchemy Studio: Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek, longtime photography/art teachers and amazing people. The guest teachers were Kate Breakey (still life and hand coloring) and Jace Graf (book making). James taught me how to shoot with pinhole cameras and make cyanotypes. It was fun shooting and developing 4x5 film again, and it was a glorious time of living in a villa for a week with other photographers and shooting like mad. Again, the friendships forged were the most beautiful part of the experience. And, away from everyday distractions, I was able to get in the zone and shoot images that became part of my current projects.