Light from a Peer (And That’s Not a Typo) – Dania Beach Seascape
Light From a Pier, Dania Beach, FL 2012
A few weeks ago I attended the annual Fotofusion at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach, FL www.workshop.org. The Centre itself is a place to see the work of some of the photographic greats, ie. Kirkland, Erwitt, Tenneson, etc. (I had prints exhibited in their Museum in 2010). You can also attend seminars and meet some of the most important people in the photography world. That being the case, I recently had the priviledge of showing my work to Robert Pledge, the president and one of the founders of Contact Press Images www.contactpressimages.com. His enthusiasm and supportive words were so greatly appreciated.
As if that were not enough, I also had the opportunity to show my prints to Joyce Tenneson www.joycetenneson.com, who is considered one of the most prolific photographers of our time. Our paths had briefly crossed before when she had seen my work in NYC and then juried three of my images into a Gallery Exhibition in Ft. Lauderdale. Having Joyce Tenneson suggest that you are a great photographer, is akin to Robert Deniro or Meryl Streep saying you are a great actor. She clearly made my ….decade. Her generosity of spirit is well-known in the industry and I have been very fortunate to have experienced it on more than one occasion.
To have such significant praise and encouragement from those that you respect so much, is clearly warm, and wonderful light…from a peer.