Every year I try to set new goals for myself and for my business. This year my goal was to attend at least one workshop from a photographer I admire but who has a style completely different than my own.
I’ve been a fan of Fer Juaristi for a while now and after begging unabashedly online for him to bring his Fershop to San Francisco, you can imagine how happy I was when he said yes! It was an amazing experience for me as a person and as a photographer. Spending time with Fer brought something out in me that I’m not sure I knew was there. Trust me when I say that this man is a true artist. The way he pushes himself to CREATE images is mind blowing, inspiring, and if Fer were not such a humble and approachable kind of guy it would be intimidating.
But it wasn’t, not at all. It was eye opening and I have much to think about to determine how I will incorporate what I learned into my own personal aesthetic. During the workshop I spent time observing Fer in action, and then I tried to shoot with my own voice and take shots that were different from what I usually take. Some of those attempts failed, but some of them were okay. In the end I’m encouraged to go out and experiment even more.