#FotoFest

Four days, sixty portfolio reviews, three cheeseburgers in the hotel lobby bar, endless photography fun.  Yes, that would be FotoFest – Houston’s marathon photography festival.

If you’ve read the blog for a while, you know I love portfolio reviews.  I love seeing work, and more than anything, I love that moment when it all clicks – when the photographer is stuck, and we talk through the problems with the work, and then a lightbulb goes off, and we get all excited and chatty the twenty minutes flies by.  Figuring out how to move a body of work forward is as exciting, if not more so, than seeing a body of work that totally blows my socks off.

So on that note, here are some things I saw that I cannot stop thinking about.  #agoodthing

Sylwia Kowalczyk (Edinburgh photographer, I’m going to buy this photograph)

Tracy Birdsell (women affected by cancer, posed as pin-up girls)

Chang Kyun Kim (Void – blank LED screens in large urban centers, very clever project about the over saturation of visual imagery)

Elizabeth Orcutt (double self-portraits – pairing current images with photos of herself as a child)

There were dozens more – possibly worthy of a follow-up blog post.  But this should be enough to get you started. . .

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