For the first time since I started photographing models in 2008 I traveled specifically to create photographs. I have traveled to take classes where I photographed, but this was just for the pleasure of image making.
A DC based Meetup group organized an event in Phoenix, Arizona on the first of March. I flew out a day early and did some work along hiking trails about an hour east of the city with a model friend who was also participating in the event. Neither of us had even photographed with cacti before which added a fun element to the adventure.
The event was the next day at a location being built for corporate retreats and all kinds of informal parties. There were several models who I had known only through social media so it was great to meet them in person.
The day after, before flying home, I had the chance to create with two more of the models, indoors due to rain.
Since back I have continued my abstraction studies. One session was with a traveling model I had not met before.
And one I had photographed several times. Both are photographers in their own right so the sessions were particularly enjoyable. I have several more sessions coming up and will post on those results and future plans soon.