After a busy, and increasingly hot, week in Jodhpur with my first of two Mentor Series Workshops here in Rajasthan, one group of students is now leaving with beautiful bodies of work and another has just arrived. We spend our early mornings walking the streets, padding our shoeless way through temples, sitting with our favourite chai wallas, and following unexpected invitations and opportunities. It’s a great city for that, and every street and alley seems to be hemmed in by the bluest walls. So it seems almost a shame to photograph this place in black and white, but the thing is when you go deep you realize this city isn’t about blue. It’s so much more than that. It’s hard workers and street chaos, stolen moments between friends, the endless ringing of temple bells and honking of rickshaw horns. Anyways, I know it’s been a while so I wanted to check in and say hello, and send some postcards. I’ll check in again in a week when this next workshop is over and we’re homeward bound.
If you like the idea of spending a week with me in India, we’re planning to launch 2 one-week Mentor Series Workshops in Varanasi next year, roughly March 04-10 and 11 to 17. I will only be taking 5 students for each, several of the spots now already spoken for by alumni. Just my way of letting you know now is the time to think about it, because when we announce it there won’t be a lot of time to get an application in. Varanasi is an exciting, raw place, and I can’t wait to be walking up and down the ghats again. If you want to be sure you here about this, make sure you’re on my workshop newsletter (Click here). We’ll only email you when a workshop opportunity comes up, and there aren’t many. We won’t spam you.
One last thing: we’re giving away a Fuji XT-2, 18-55mm lens, Fuji-X Domke satchel, and a signed copy of my next book, The Soul of the Camera. It’s over on March 28, so get your name in now if you haven’t already. And if you want more chances to win, there’s a way to do that by sharing with others that might benefit. Good luck! (Click here to get your name in)
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