Ignite, A Creative Discovery, September 2014

I have been very busy with work and my personal life as of late and have not had much time to explore fine art.  I had 2 shoots scheduled but they were canceled due to the models schedules.

So this month’s Creative Discovery (originally started as a Bloom project) I am choosing to post a few images from the workshop that I was lucky enough to attend this past August.  When I heard that Jenifer (Hudson) Thoreson was holding a fine art women’s portraiture workshop in Colorado at the Mother Well Ranch, I immediately responded.  I have been a fan of her work for 3 years.

I literally stumbled upon her while at WPPI 3 years ago.  I wandered into her class by mistake (thought I was in a lighting class).  By the time I realized my mistake, I had fallen in love with her work.  Not too mention she is the sweetest person.  I was in awe of the emotion she was able to portray in her photographs, simply with no trickery and often just natural light for illumination.

It was an honor to watch her work and learn from her.  I still have much to digest from this workshop and a long way to go to integrate what I learned into my work.  I met the most wonderful women at this workshop.  Starting with Jennifer, her assistant and dear friend Izzy, the MUHA Tully, the extremely beautiful and sincere models (especially Merrill and Sydney) and many extraordinary photographers.  Loved every second of it.

Please feel free to leave comments and thoughts below (would love to hear from you) and don’t forget to scroll through the circle.  These women are amazing photographers and I feel grateful to be a part of their world.  Starting with Jan Madert, Jan Madert Photography, Suwanee Photographer.


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  • Pamela Joye

    i almost see you wheels spinning here and can’t wait to see how you integrate the experience into your work. the two on the horse stopped me in my tracks. something about that one. the stillness. i also was knocked over with feeling in the one with the model and horse head to head. so many i could comment on but always moved by your imagination. ReplyCancel

  • Katie Linsky Shaw

    Amazing! I love the natural, raw beauty of the images/models, especially the first one. And I’m in awe that these were created simply with natural light. Stunning. What an incredible experience to have at the workshop. I also love the one of them back to back on the horse. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Bappe

    Oh how I love all of these! The ones with the horses are full of beauty and calmness, but the one with the antler in-line with the model’s spine touched me. It is gorgeous! Actually, they all are. Lovely post!ReplyCancel

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