Phorgy. A Joshua Tree adventure.
Several months ago I received an email from Heather Perera asking me if I wanted to take part in a get-together with other film photographers that was being held in Joshua Tree, CA in March. I didn't know Heather at all.
Turns out, I didn't know anyone that was going. I knew OF many of the invitees, but I have never met any of them in person. This normally freaks me out. But without hesitation, I committed to the trip. I felt good about my decision right away.
Usually, things like this frighten me a little. Or sometimes a lot. There is comfort in knowing who you are going to be around and knowing you will have a "friend" present. Not knowing how personalities will mix can be a deterrence in taking part in something that could end up being awesome. But thats a risk you have to take to find out.
So I did. I went out of my comfort zone and flew out to California for a 5 day adventure that included karaoke, 80's dancing, modeling, scorpions, 90 degree temps, kickass sunsets, RVs, angry cacti, and a crap load of nerding out on film. I shared all of that with an incredible group of people. Honestly, I was amazed how well 18 people - many of which didn't know each other - came together and had a great time. The inspiration surrounding me at all times was incredible. Everywhere I turned there was an opportunity to learn something, a friend to talk to, or take a picture. It was truly a wonderful time and I'm honored to have been included on the adventure.
While this doesn't do much justice, here is a sliver of what I witnessed those 5 days. Thank you to each and every one of you that I had the pleasure of meeting. You had such a positive impact on my life.
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