This offer has been sooo many years in coming.
The clue was in the name, I suppose—“se faire” means “to become.”
I think I've known for a long time that I am not a workshop person—there are too many things happening at a traditional workshop, both inside me and in so many others around me—but when people I really loved began asking to come along on shoots with me, I knew that I was going to need to find a way to open space to art with other artists in the room.
It’s not a workshop, or a retreat, per se. I’ve called it a “mastermind,” because my understanding of that word means “a sharing of opportunity, knowledge, and growth in a space where everyone has a chance to speak.”
It looks like it’s about photography, but it’s really about being. About handling beauty in front of you, and nurturing beauty in yourself. It’s about how to bring your internal world into your external world in whatever medium you choose, and how to articulate the passion your soul is always speaking to you.
It’s about a little. more. time. to say words that go beyond those teary smiles of understanding, and a little. more. space. to ask the questions you can’t think of under pressure.
It’s about experimenting and playing and trying things and figuring out your “failures” aren’t failures at all, but part of the artistic voice that is only yours, and that the people who are looking for you are so desperately hoping to hear you use.
It’s about courage and conversation and celebration and connection that doesn’t end after an hour or a day or even a week.
It’s about becoming—what you mean to become, what you’ve always known you are inside.
This space is the tenderest thing I may ever make—for you, for me, for a few of us together, for a while, for as long as our artist journey is meant to be together.