One of the things I miss about living in NYC is the photo community, I was always around other photographers, editors, and creatives. Having someone look at your work and inspire you was easy, it was just a part of life in the city. Since I’ve been away from it for a little while I decided to attend the Palm Springs Photo Festival. A fellow photographer and best friend had been attending the festival for a few years and thought it would be worthwhile for me to attend. She was attending again this year so we decided to rent a house for a week and bring both our families down for a little work, play and lot of inspiration. Thanks PSPF, I’ll be back again.
In what has kind of become a tradition, I spent a winter/spring week in Hawaii. For 3 of the last 4 years there has always been a reason to venture to the islands. This year there were several reasons. I needed to get some stock photos for the class I am teaching in a month, so I brought a friend/model with me...I also needed some sun with my family. We went to Oahu to visit friends who have a 2 year old so we could meet her and introduce her to our 1 year old. My son fell in love with her and more importantly, I was able to grab some incredible shots while hiking, beaching and enjoying island time.
For my birthday, I travelled up to Whistler with my family and some close friends to spend a few days riding. As usual, everything was so much fun, but the real highlight this year was getting to watch my 16 month old shred it up on his christmas gift. Burton makes a snowboard for toddler, and just had to. He liked it, but I think mom and dad liked it even more.