I knew I would bond with the participants, but I did not anticipate that we would connect so personally with the mentors. I value the community we have created.
It felt like time stood still here in Esparon and I could explore the depths of my work in ways that I have not experienced before. I expanded my photographic community with wonderful photographers and mentors. Doing this workshop is a reminder that we are not alone as photographers and that our work can only improve and grow if we open it up for others to see and respond to.
The small group work, the mentorship in a small group or one-on-ones, and the ability to have time with three mentors. I valued that.
Yes, a great group of people—mature, thoughtful, committed with lots of good ideas and feedback, very supportive in a beautiful setting. I also like that it was a neutral, non-competitive environment in a hard working group and individuals.
I expanded my photographic community with wonderful photographers and mentors. Doing this workshop is a reminder that we are not alone as photographers and that our work can only improve and grow if we open it up for others to see and respond to.
In a short week, epiphanies happened in the daily shifting around of people and perspectives. The process worked so well: small circle meetings complemented by widening circles. And particularly the progression of voices from each mentor. Time to think. Unforced.
Everyone brought something to the table and with great diversity. I’m looking forward to keeping in touch with everyone.
By the end of the week I felt empowered, reinvigorated, energized!
The experience of sleeping, working, eating (and drinking!) all together made it easy for us to get to know each other.
I’m French and live in India, so I’ve long felt isolated in my creative process. But this feels like a new beginning. I’ll never be alone again.
Spending a week with a group of creative professionals, bonding with everyone through critique and exchange of ideas, has taken my work in a different, more fruitful direction.
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