One of the most amazing and challenging weeks of my life was spent working with David duChemin in Venezia, Italy.
I had come to Venice, per David's instructions, with only two lenses: my Canon 50mm and Zeiss 21mm.
We were given one objective – to create a body of work around the visual elements that captured our curiosity over the first three days.
I created two series over the six days we had. One came easy. This is the one that did not. At the end of the fourth day, I had only two images in this series. I had less than two days and a lot more images to find. I began to stress and melt down. The calling your Mom from Venice, Italy kind of melt down.
I wanted to abort and start again, but David encouraged me to continue. And then on the fifth day, I began to find the series. On the sixth day, I was fully invested and on a mad scramble for the final images as I only had that morning before we had to present our series.
In the end, this is the series I am most proud of. I'm glad I stuck with it. I owe this series to David.