I spent the weekend northeast of Philadelphia at a garden called "Chanticleer" in Wayne, Pennsylvania. I hope to post some reflections soon. It was "opening" - meaning, it allowed for a vulnerable, producing space to open up as I worked. Outside of Instagram I don't really have an identity as a photographer, so I was very unsure of my space there. It took a little while, but I was able to break myself free from the pressures of a group and be alone to work with my camera: And, really, my tripod, reflector, and lens kit, which doesn't ever really happen because all my images are captured on the move and I never have time to carry or deploy a tripod - nor do I ever have good light; I only have a tripod to get some camera stability doing low light shots of flowers in my office and studio in the winter time.
I will share images as they become ready as I'm still going through them . Here I will offer the five images I submitted in the workshop for critique.
From Matthew Dore, the "I" voice of Buffalo Horticulture and "The Buff Hort Project."