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. . .