Only one week of classes left for this semester!! Wahoooooo!!!
PLAY // You’ve Got the Love by Florence and the Machine
Every semester the photojournalism students take a trip to meet with various photographers, and I have to say this was definitely one of our best day trips! We met with Brett Warren at CMT and he gave us the grand tour.
When we finally sat down for a little Q&A, he further explained about his internship with ANNIE LEIBOVITZ. Yes, you heard me, ANNIE LEIBOVITZ. He has shared a cookie with her. He has assisted her multiple times. I. CANNOT. IMAGINE.
Brett is an incredible photographer, (look at his personal work here and on flickr) and I would not doubt it if he were the next Annie. He makes props…designs costumes and sets…and creates absolutely rich photos. He said he likes to layer it on as much as possible! Believe it or not, Brett uses Photoshop very little…mainly to adjust color, “to tell more about the people in the photos.”
[Here are some of his sketches for an upcoming shoot!!]
[rocketown is where we went to view some of his work]
What an amazing an inspiring trip!
Last weekend I was in Nashville, as you know. It. Was. A. Blast. Such a good break, but we also got to learn so much and spend time with such awesome folks in the industry of photography and journalism. Big thanks to Todd Starnes of Fox News for speaking and even hanging out with us over frozen yogurt (yummm)!
Anyways, most of these shots are from Broadway. It is so country and so hilarious. There is so much music on the street and there are soooo many cowboy boots. I think it is great, but only for a certain amount of time…If you are in the mood for it.
On this particular day, I totally was.
Little did I know that I would spend part of my weekend in Nashville photographing at Hatch Show Print! It is one of the oldest letterpress businesses in America, and I have admired their work for quite some time now.
At the Baptist Press Conference this past weekend, all photo groups were sent out on assignment. After Gary Fong showed and spoke about many of his own images, he explained the assignment to us and sent us to the streets. “People working,” is basically the only description we got. I knew right away where I wanted to go. Hatch Show Print! Duh! Their craftsmanship should be so valued today amidst a society that adores immediacy. Every poster is made by hand, and tons of MAJOR Nashville artists use them constantly. Anthroplogie has even collaborated with them in the past!
I hope you enjoy these images as much as I loved taking them. I wish I could have spent more time there!
More from the trip to come… It was a blast. And all of the photos will be from my disposable camera. I basically ran around saying “let me take your disposable!!!” to everyone all weekend. I’m practicing so I know what it will be like for the Hartland girls to shoot with them! YAYY