Ben and I at one of the evening receptions at FotoFusion. The photo is courtesy of Jack Davis (who has more photography iPhone apps than anyone I’ve ever seen – and does awesome things with them!)
After bringing in the new year in Arcadia, FL, we moved on to Stuart for some down time, where we stayed at Liberty Coach (the place Ben actually got his bus). From there we headed down to West Palm Beach, where the annual FotoFusion conference was taking place at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Ben has been teaching there for a while, and there were lots of familiar faces.
A very cool thing about that week was that it marked one year of Ben and I living together. The same time last year, I packed up my life (two really big duffel bags) and flew down to FotoFusion. From there we both flew to San Diego, where the bus was parked, to start our crazy life together. So one year and thirty states later, here we were, back in Florida. Only with the bus this time.
The event was a lot of fun in that we got to catch up with a lot of friends in the photography/Photoshop world. There are, of course, lots of classes going on all day, but for us it was also a big time social event. Since I was working during the day, I didn’t have time to attend a lot of classes, but I did get a few in. The one I think I got the most out of was Jack Davis’
class on painting with Photoshop. That’s something I’ve been trying to get into lately, since my ACTUAL painting skills would probably resemble those of a jellyfish.
Ben and Lee Varis, fellow photographer and photoshop wizard, after a FotoFusion lunch. (Lee has recently embraced a nomadic lifestyle with his new “Technopod” so we hope to cross paths soon somewhere in the big ol’ U.S. of A.
Gorman Gallery Opening
The plan after FotoFusion was to move even further south, but before we did, we realized that Greg Gorman
was having a gallery opening in Fort Lauderdale. Score! We seem to have an amazing knack for being in the right place at the right time. (The technomads call this “nomadic serendipity”)
If you haven’t seen Greg’s work, you’re missing out. He’s one of the most amazing photographers out there, and has shot just about every huge celebrity you can imagine. The gallery was set up so nicely, with giant sized prints to show off the images. (In my opinion, when it comes to prints, bigger is better.)
So not only was it great to see the show, but Ben was happy to meet up with Greg, since it’s been a long time since their paths crossed last. A beautiful evening overall.