Your workshop was just the kick in the butt I needed to get me moving on this road to actually get my work out there into the world! It sounds like you and I had the same start into this crazy field getting out of school in the late 90’s with medium format film cameras and no money for darkroom time (I went to Bard on the east coast). I thought I was going to just blast right onto the NY photo scene but instead I took a 10 year side road through the wild world of teaching photography to refugee and recently immigrated kids through my nonprofit My Story http://www.mystoryworkshops.org. Why the heck am I telling you all this? I know you are crazy busy and taking the world by storm but I wanted to thank you for reminding me that it is tough and it is daunting but that I can make a living with my precious (now digital) metal box. Thanks also for doing this as a woman on your own. Thank you for that! Not that that is a defining characteristic or anything but in this world of man and woman teams everywhere thank you for being a world traveling woman setting a cool example for those of us trying to remind ourselves that we can be the photographers we once were totally convinced we were (if that makes a lick of sense) Cheers!
How did I miss this awesome comment? I would love to chat with you sometime about your story! I love meeting like-minded people! I am going to check out your site now:)