A fine-art book in one weekend

During the last weekend in March, I led a photography workshop in Maiden Rock, Wisconsin, with my teaching partner Richard Sennott. This has been a mostly miserable spring in Minnesota and Wisconsin, with late snow, lots of frost and yet at the same time, plenty of mud. (Yet I love it here. It’s a kind of geographical Stockholm syndrome, I think). In any case, the goal of the workshop was to find beauty, even though March along the Upper Mississippi is a time that we’re conditioned to believe is unpleasant. (And let’s face it, in a lot of ways, it is). As George Orwell famously put it, “To see what is in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle.” These photographers engaged in that struggle and succeeded. They were so enthusiastic about the results of the weekend that one of them proposed publishing a book of our work. So we did. It’s on blurb.com, and it’s easy to browse through. Here’s the link.

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