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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Expand your creativity creating compelling images that tell stories. Register for the SOUL OF PHOTOGRAPHY workshop today!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The end of the road has many connotations. In my case, it’s the end of my cancer journey. I’m having surgery today to have my port-a-cath (the funny looking button and straw sticking out of my chest) removed. The port has been my gateway for receiving twelve rounds of life-saving chemotherapy. Having the surgery to remove it is a definitive marker of my remission. My oncologist had me keep the port in for 12 months after my last round of chemo, “just in case” Hodgkin’s Lymphoma reared it’s ugly head. The cancer never did return and I can’t even hold my breath about it any more.
I remember when i first got the port surgically implanted in my chest. I had just been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma two weeks prior. Two weeks later, I started my first round of chemo. It’s been quite a journey with a bittersweet end. Though I won my battle with cancer, many other warriors haven’t been so fortunate including young Mohammad Ayan. At the tender age of fourteen, Ayan reached out to me when I was first diagnosed and encouraged me to Never, Never, Never Give Up. I never did. Instead, I became intimately acquainted with my spirit of resilience and created self-portraits documenting my journey. I like to think that my creativity was just as crucial as the chemotherapy being infused in my port.
Ayan, never gave up either. He fought all the way to the end. There is no reason why two people on the same chemo regimen have different outcomes. Life, as incredible as it is, is also unfair. So as I prepare for my surgery this morning, I’m counting my many blessings with great humility, grateful that the end of this road is here and a new road paved with possibilities is just around the bend.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Introducing my new spring photography workshop:
The SOUL OF PHOTOGRAPHY!
Escape from the routine and indulge your passion for photography in this new 4-week spring workshop with Internationally exhibited and published Photographer Ocean Morisset!
The SOUL OF PHOTOGRAPHY Workshop is specially designed to hone your "eye", helping you to SEE better, capture compelling images that tell stories and letting go of our habitual personal obstacles to truly experience our world.
Workshop participants will also learn how to overcome fear of approaching people to photograph on the NYC streets, learn to recognize how light interacts with subjects, shoot in various lighting conditions, improve composition, and learn new techniques for communicating with the world through your photography!
Finally, through your own individual photography and participation in the workshop, you will make new discoveries about yourself and your relationship to the world.
The SOUL OF PHOTOGRAPHY workshop takes place over four (4) spring weeks and will consist of:
--Guided group shooting outings on the streets of NYC
-- Informal classroom critiques and photography discussion
**Workshop limited to six participants**
Main shooting/workshop dates will take place on four Saturday's: Apr. 27, May 4, May 11, and May 18th. In between these dates, the workshop will continue on line with photo-assignments, further discussion, photo-sharing and critiques. We will shoot alot!
This workshop is open to all amateur and Pro photographers using SLR's or iPhones. If you're looking to be INSPIRED, LEARN new skills, have FUN with Photography, MEET other people passionate about photography, SHOOT in the greatest city on earth, then this workshop is for YOU!
Spring is a great time to come out of hibernation and hit the warm streets of New York City, guided by a SOULful photographer who is patient, loves people and passionate about photography. I look forward to helping you develop your photography skills!
For inquiries: Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To view my own photography, check out my website at: oceanmorisset.com
See you soon!
I'm proud to be one of seven artists participating in this great exhibition, Sea Drift at the Brooklyn Arts Council!
Through the lens of symbolism and ritual, Sea Drift, a group exhibition featuring the work of seven Brooklyn-based artists, presents a meeting of mythic ideas and contemporary realities regarding the waters surrounding Brooklyn.