Here are a couple of me receiving the Golden Eye Award presented by the Russian Federation of Professional Photographers.
The Russian Federation- Golden Eye Award
I had the honor of going to Moscow, Russia in August to teach photography at the first Wedding Biennal. I in America we would call that a Photography convention. Laslo Gabany, (a very talented wedding photographer) was a generous and caring host and the creator of Wedding Biennal.
Myself, along with international photo stars, Joe Buissink and Yervant shared the platform and performed a three day educational event. I must say Moscow is one of the most incredible cities I've ever been to. To stand in Red Square was just amazing. I also had the good fortune of sharing time with American photographer and educator, Bob Rose. Besides being a terrific educator, Bob is also the "go too" guy for anything electronic. As things would go, my laptop died just before I was to go on stage and lecture. Thanks to Bob's clear thinking, I was able to save my program.
At the close of the program, I was surprised and delighted to receive an unbelievable honor. That of receiving the Russian Guild of Professional Photographers "Golden Eye" award. This award has only been given 10 times in the history of the Guild.
My first attempt at photographing a moving target...not a bride or a baby! Can I just say, that Puffin photography (the bird shot) is probably about the most challenging I've done!
The Icelandic horses are truly amazing! They have such thick manes that it looks like they have wigs on. I was absolutely captivated by them!
Iceland & Icons of Imaging
I had the honor of going to Iceland this earlier this month as part of Microsoft's Icons of Imaging program. Myself along with 8 other Icons spent two weeks photographing in remote places all over the Country. I must say, if you have the opportunity of going to Iceland, by all means go. It is about the most beautiful place I've been to. If you are in need of quiet, peace, and a great place to fill your soul, I can think of no greater place to do so. Along with the natural beauty, I had the honor of photographing the President of Iceland. Photos follow. I know you will agree that these represent quite a departure from the "traditional Bambi."