The Kurt Markus Workshop
It’s difficult to put into words just how important a week in your life can be. I looked for a portrait photography workshop from the Santa Fe Workshops, found one that seemed interesting, taught by someone I really didn’t know, Kurt Markus. After spending a week with Kurt and fourteen wonderful people, I’m still not sure I know Kurt Markus (I think if I spent a night drinking a case of beer and and a bottle of Crown it would make total sense, only to be lost the following morning, but at levels not understood at the surface, days, weeks, months, years later, bits of brilliance will bubble up thanks to Kurt), but I do know that he is a wonderful soul who touched the lives of fourteen very special people for one week in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
This portrait is from one of our models, Freddie Lopez, actor, musician, nut case. Point a camera at him and watch him go. I initially glossed over this shot and when I got back home and started going through the images again, pow. This is a more sombre Freddie but it touched me to the core. The entire week was like that.
To my friends from the workshop, what can I say? Every one of you touched my heart and inspired me daily. Your photos were so amazing, your friendships even more so.
I’ll keep this a short post. Enjoy the photo, take a few minutes to let it sit in, some things in life are like that.