Then I stayed on the peninsula for a Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area event in South San Francisco. My photo buddy Alexis Cuarezma is on the board and invited me to come see Deanne Fitzmaurice speak. Deanne is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist (story here) from the SF Chronicle who now is a fulltime freelancer and businesswoman as cofounder (along with her husband photographer Kurt Rogers) of thinkTANKphoto a camera bag company which I LOVE and use almost exclusively - rain gear, rolling bag, belt pack and card holder ALL thinkTANKphoto products that have saved my life - and gear...and back. As I seek out inspiration, idols and mentors, she definitely stands out as one to aspire to model myself after.
|Deanne Fitzmaurice and I... my smile is way too excited looking. haha|
Sorry this blog is so wordy and not all fun photos, just wanted to share the other side of my experience as a young photographer, so I can be transparent as well =) Big thanks to Alexis Cuarezma and a shout out to my photography buddy Terrell Lloyd, also at the meeting, who I had a great time catching up with!
|Alexis and I... taken on Alexis's cell phone by Deanne Fitzmaurice =)|