Project journals

Pat Trotter

June 25, 2022. Surf’s Up!

Great day for capturing pictures of my surfer friends, Sean and Jazzy.  It was mid-morning and the light was awful because it was behind them and reflecting off the water.  Since I don’t have many photos of women surfers this was a perfect opportunity having Jazzy there. I was using

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June 20, 2022 The Adams Family

Show number 2 for the Surflight Theater season is The Adams Family so I was once again at dress rehearsal to capture the PR and archive photos for the company.  The lighting on this show made it especially difficult to photograph – lots of dark blue light at times which

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June 15, 2022. Kurt Markus

It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Kurt Markus – one of the most influential photographers I ever studied with.  Kurt, along with Norman Mauskopf, taught a workshop at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops  in April of 2019.  Kurt validated my work, encouraged me to photograph

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June 2-4, 2022. Step and Repeat

In no time at all the Lighthouse International Film Festival was in full swing with films being shown at 4 locations.  I was assigned to the Surf City Firehouse where the shorts were being shown, plus one or two features.  The photos are taken in front of the “step and

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June 2, 2022 Back in the Theater

No sooner had I arrived back from my trip west than it was time for the first dress rehearsal at the Surflight Theater.  It felt good to be back in the theater photographing the show – and it was a good one to be sure!  The cast and crew put

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May 15, 2022 Southern Ute Reservation

The last two days of the journey were spent on the Southern Ute Reservation in Ignacio Colorado. It was a marked contrast to the Standing Rock and Pine Ridge reservations.  Clearly, this is a prosperous tribe as evidenced by the homes and ranches that dot the landscape.  The Utes have

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May 14, 2022 Chimney Rock

Our final trek was up to the Chimney Rock National Monument, an off the beaten path archaeological site at the southern edge of the San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado. Designated a National Monument by President Barack Obama in 2012, its most recognizable features are the twin pinnacles rising above

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