Saturday, August 1, 2009

Dan Winters

I have not blogged in quite sometime, but I am back and finally feeling ready to share again. I have been bogged down with my own demons and the stress of graduation, but I am now feeling much more auspicious about the transition to come. Yesterday was a rather special day. Dan Winters came in to give us our own private lighting demo, for the 16 of us that will be graduating in just 2 weeks. I have never met him, or even seen what he looks like, and I have to say, he was much different than I expected. I don't really know what I expected, but definitely not the force that I was encountered with. Dan Winters is a man's man, he's the guy who knows the entire history of photography, the origin of other peoples work, and loves to create. He is definitely a force, and wields his will in a non-threatening, but sure fire way. He is large in stature and in spirit, but is also forthright and honest about his process, his lighting style, and his influences. He is not afraid to share and speak about himself or his work. He truly is an inspiration and someone to follow in the footsteps of. He has a new book at, which he was also in town promoting. Dan Winters we all love you, and thanks for coming in to share with us :)

1 comment:

  1. so what kind of lighting did he do. can you put up a diagram?