I wanted to write a few lines to thank each and every one of you for making my first visit to Photostock (and the U.S) one of the most memorable experiences ever. As you can imagine, I was a little nervous about the trip, but these nerves were soon left behind the moment I landed at Pellston (what a great airport), where I was met by Bill, who went out of his way to make me feel at home, and wouldn't leave the Birchwood until he knew I was settled and in good company.
The whole Photostock circus is just such a magical occasion, and unlike anything happening here in the U.K. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentations, hearing Bill talk about his journey from his early days, right up until the Polymer Photogravures that he is working on today. The beautiful photography of Suzanne, both black and white, and the wonderful colour(I have spelt that right) Holga work. Mark's beautiful Lith work, The fantastic photography of Andrew Moore, and the very interesting un-missable discussion that followed, and of course, not forgetting James's presentation on working with, and lighting models. Great, great stuff indeed.
Of course it can not go unsaid that the portfolio's shared over the weekend were absolutely of the highest standard, and all so, so different. Such wonderful work, and it was a privilege to sit shoulder to shoulder with such fine photographers, seeing and learning so much from you all. I am so, so glad that I finally pushed myself to visit you all at Photostock, and I will look forward to catching up with you all in future gatherings, and reuniting with friends.
Oh, and last but not least, thank you to both Mark (Markos) and Andrew (Moxham) for looking after me and making sure I was fed, watered, and full of Oberon
Thank you all again, and I look forward to seeing you soon.