WORKSHOP DAY 4
Day four. . . we began a little later today, meeting in Cole’s back yard around 9:30. . . we were going to photograph two nude models, and we needed to wait until it warmed up a little. . .
Kim, his wife, Gina and son, Zach were there early. . .
Cole and JB in the back yard. . .
Weather vane on Cole’s back porch. . .
The sun came out sometime after 10:00 and we began working with the models. . . Susan is working with one of the models in Cole’s green house.
Actually, I started by placing the model in the green house. . . then everyone else caught on to the idea. . .
Everyone had a turn at working with the models. . .
We took time out for lunch and when we got back to photographing, the fog was rolling in. We moved down by Cole’s old bait shack. . . Susan and I spent quite a bit of time making images here. . . without the models. . . we are not people photographers. . .
At one time Cole had a trout farm on the property. . . this was a sign we found.
I couldn’t help but grab a photo of Cole’s license plate. . . by now we were beginning to wind down. It was getting cool. . . the fog was getting thicker and everyone was running out of film. . .
On day three (when we spent the day in the dark room) Cole and Kim made three images and one test strip from an original EW negative (Nude, 1936 233N). . . each workshop participant’s name was placed into a hat and there was a drawing for the four photos. . . Susan got the test strip. . . the four prints were now mounted and signed, ready to be picked up as we said good bye and left the studio.
This is the back of the test print. . .
We had a wonderful time meeting this, larger-than-life, man. He was a very gracious, humble person. . . generous and kind. We left with many photos and many more memories. . . all in all, this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. . .