Iâ€™m headed to SanFran for a long weekend starting Jan. 27 that promises to be full of cultural experience, learning and photography opportunities.
For the main event, Iâ€™ll be attending a two-day Magnum Photography master class on sustaining long-term documentary projects. Improving in this area is a big goal of mine. Iâ€™m thrilled for the opportunity.
Also, if you happen to be in the area, there are a couple of public events to check out.
One is Photofairs San Francisco, an international photography festival where Iâ€™ll be on the lookout for feature and profile opportunities. The festival runs Jan. 27-29. Learn more it and related events here: http://photofairs.org/sanfrancisco/
The other is a concert with Russian cellist extraordinaire Ian Maksin. Iâ€™m looking forward to the Jan. 28 show at the University Club of SF where heâ€™ll be performing with classic pianist and vocalist Yelena Neva. Hereâ€™s the full SF tour lineup! http://www.ianmaksin.com/tour.html
More about Ian Maksin & the University Club show:
Ian said heâ€™ll be performing some instrumental music from his latest album, â€œSoul Companionâ€ (the Russian Variations piece and the Sting Tribute) some Bach cello suites intertwined with his own blues â€œannotations.â€ And, he added, he will sing in French, Spanish, English and Russian: a milonga by Piazzolla, “Alguien le Dice al Tango,â€ a Serge Gainsbourg classic, “Javanaise,” Jacques Brel’s “Amsterdam,â€ some American rock classics such as “Ain’t no Sunshine,” and “Before you Accuse Me” with unique, bluesy accompaniment on the cello. Wow!
See Ian Maksinâ€™s full bio here: http://www.ianmaksin.com/about.html
*Top image credit: New York Public Library Digital Collections. Ferry Building, Tom M. Phillips, 1906