Wandering in the Company of Strangers

Here are a few of my shots from this past weekend from the Black Boots Ink workshop. Unfortunately, developing Tri-X film in San Francisco is not as easy and quick as in New York City (thanks Lafayette Color Lab and sorry I take you for granted). And of course I didn’t realize this until halfway through the last day of shooting. I was still able to switch to Ilford and shot a few rolls. The following images are from the Ilford rolls. I’ll put up the other images once I scan the Tri-X.

Black Boots Ink

This past weekend I was in San Francisco attending a workshop organized by Black Boots Ink. The organization was started by an amazing photographer, Emilio Bañuelos and his wife, Elena Carrasco. For the workshop this weekend, Ibarionex Perello of The Candid Frame came to town to also share his expertise. Ray Potes of Hamburger Eyes was also on hand during the workshop.

Both Emilio and Ibarionex were extremely helpful in improving how I capture images through my lens, as well as how to make a better narrative with my photos. They also helped me boost my confidence with photographing complete strangers. It was the first time that I’ve had someone critique my work in a long time. Getting feedback on my images from the instructors and other participants was extremely helpful. And going out and shooting with them was an amazing experience and made the whole trip worthwhile.

The workshop, Wandering in the Company of Strangers will be continuing in Guadalajara and also traveling to Arizona and New York City. I’ll write another post once the dates for the New York workshop is announced.

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