I love camping.
I love photographers.
A camping trip with a bunch of photographers!?! YES.
Apparently, there’s something different in the air in California. From my desk chair here in New York, it seems photographers in LA and San Fran simply like each other more. They also like to work with each other and get excited about collaborating, which isn’t the vibe I get here in New York at all.
Laura Brunow Miner recently had an absolutely brilliant idea (she is the former editor in chief of JPG Mag and is now working on more brilliant ideas at Pictory). She invited a bunch of her favorite photo people to a camping trip, including Glasshouse Assignment photographer Ryan Schude! They’d play in the woods and see what sort of things happened. Well… really awesome pictures happened… and it seems a lot of fun too. I’m guessing a few friendships blossomed as well, which is apparently what they do over there on the west coast.
This is the first year of Phoot Camp but I’m sure there will be more to come. What is a rep from New York have to do to get an invite!?!
This year’s attendees (in no particular order):
Daniel Gebhart, Ryan Schude, Chad Nicholson, Nate Bolt, Michael O’Neal, Laura Brunow Miner, Mona T. Brooks, Kevin “Lomokev” Meredith, Steph Goralnick, Eddy “Aqui-Ali” Joaquim, Paul “Dunny” Octavious Cribb, Cody Austin, Dan Busta, Lis Bokt, Derek Wood, Brian O’Hara, Amit Gupta and Jen Giese.
Above photos by Dan Busta.
Check out the Phoot Camp site (yes, it’s spelled Phoot). And see some of Ryan’s photographs from the trip below.
Here is one of his group shots. I can’t decide whether this photo is frightening or not, but I like it!
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Chad Nicholson (photographed by Ryan Schude)
Dan and Ryan just getting home after a long, photo-fun-filled trip.
For portfolio requests and assignments, contact his rep (me!):
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