As photographers, we spend so much time working hard all by ourselves.
So I wanted to create a space where photographers can create, share, learn and play together.
And in 2013 we hosted our first Farm Photo Workshop.After two successful years of providing space for other people to play and learn,I realized that I wasn’t creating space for myself to play and learn as well, because I was too busy hosting.
This year I wanted to play and learn too.So I changed it up.
Instead of hosting a workshop… I hosted a playshop.
Instead of one person teaching: we were all teaching and we were all learning. It was tricky hosting and photographing, there are definitely things I would do better next year. But it was really fun.
And I am more inspired than ever to try new things… To collaborate…And to play.
I hope I always make time to play.
BIG love and HUGE thanks to:
Mimi Luebbermann for creating and generously sharing her inspiring Windrush Farm.
Laura Schneider for her endless drive and motivation (without Laura this Farm Photo (Play)shop absolutely would not have happened.)
Mike Byrne, Blake Farrington (of Samy’s,) Mike Fischer, Adrian Hallauer and Hubert Kang for sharing their lighting wisdom and resources.
Alysia Andriola, Alexis Scarborough and Eliza Mauer for sharing their enviable style and bountiful props.
Arann Harris for holding up the fort and the dough.
All of our beautiful models and their family members who drove them.
Della Fattoria, Thistle and Petaluma Coffee for donating locally made delicious sustenance.
The Opera House for donating lovely locally made props.
And all of the talented photographers who came to create, share, learn and play.
About the author paige green
Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.
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I hope I can join next time!