Photograph by Martin Bailey.
Next February I’m doing a workshop in Hokkaido, Japan. And by “doing a workshop,” I don’t mean I am teaching or leading one. I’m taking one. Photography is a journey and there is no discipline or teacher from whom we can not learn something. Last year I went to Antarctica with JP Caponigro and Seth Resnick (and 70 other amazing folks), to shoot, to experience the frozen continent, and to fill my bucket. In February 2013, I’m filling my bucket under the tutelage of Martin Bailey. I’ve long wanted to go to Japan, (though Tokyo scares the crap out of me), and ever since seeing work by Michael Kenna from Hokkaido, I’ve wanted to see it myself. And Martin himself is a great photographer and perfect gentleman.
Anyways, I’m telling you this in case you’re looking for something different than my usual offerings with Within The Frame Photographic Adventures, which are amazing adventures, but much less structured than this, and we don’t do monkeys. Like I said, I won’t be teaching, but I’ll be there as a student and special guest (whatever that means) and we’ll do some evenings of discussion centered around my teaching, too. Mostly I wanted to promote what I think is one of the more exciting education and travel experiences being offered right now, with a man who knows his stuff (referring to Martin, not to myself.)
I’d love to travel with you and shoot alongside you in Hokkaido, so here’s the heads-up on where I’m going and when, follow THIS LINK to Martin’s workshop website.