Posts Tagged 'rebirth workshops'

March 27, 2015

During our first Rebirth Workshops & Retreat (ha folks were not using “Retreat” five years ago 🙂 ) way back in 2010

one of the exercises was to create four images and four images only with our smartphones. No deleting allowed. No post processing.

Afterward we gathered to discuss the images, the purpose behind them, who had photographed what.

Now I had just recently purchased an iPhone and as a photographer this seemed to be a bit of “do not turn to the Dark Side”. No going back now.

As a photographer do we take smartphone images seriously or is this more just for fun? Keep in mind this was early 2010.

So after searching a few iPhone photography apps I stumbled upon Tiffen’s filter app. Man this was cool, a bunch of Tiffen filters all in the iPhone!

I played around, used this filter and that one, had some fun and processed the images I had created during the exercise.

Around this same time a new company in Berlin called Eye’em announced their Eye’em Awards 2010. Hmmm, submit iPhone images for a contest? Seriously?

Ok I did it. I sent in the four images I had created at Rebirth and waited.

I remember the first email from Eye’em stating I had made it onto the shortlist. Then and email saying I was in the top 15! This was going to be displayed in Berlin!

After the exhibit Eye’em created a book with the winning images –

Great to see Eye’em just had their World Tour Exhibit show in New York City last night. Congrats to them, still going strong after five years.

Shown below is the original image followed by the image that was displayed for the exhibit. A large print of the winning print still hangs in my New Orleans apartment.

Enjoy.  –  Chris

mississippi delta photography collection eyeem awards 2010 zoeica images

March 7, 2013

Missing a bit of the Mississippi Delta today so I thought I would post some images that were created during the first Rebirth Workshop – man did that seem ages ago! Looking forward to what’s next for Rebirth. As our friend Jim would say, Onward!

Technical details:

Leica M8 with 50/1.0 Noctilux and 21mm Elmarit, processed in Adobe Lightroom

Enjoy. – Chris

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December 18, 2012

Just saw that the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles has the “Skyward” Exhibition Catalog now available – . My “Wires” photograph was accepted into the exhibition back in March of this year. The photograph was created on an early morning just outside Clarksdale, MS during our first ever Rebirth Workshop & Retreat.

Technical Info:

Leica M8 with 21mm lens
Processed using Adobe Lightroom with custom preset

Fine art giclée prints are available, please send inquires to

Enjoy. – Chris


Wires, Clarksdale Mississippi March 2010

August 10, 2012

Red’s, Clarksdale MS and the 1st night of our Rebirth Workshop/Retreat

I had met Deak Harp the day before at The Shack Up Inn while we were preparing for Rebirth. Deak had just attended a harmonica workshop at The Shack Up. He made his own harmonica as well as played a handmade guitar – at the same time. I loved every minute of his performance and even got behind the drums for a couple tunes with some help from Will making sure Deak called me up to the stage. Seems if I’m in Mississippi I tend to find a drum set to bang away on. Helluva fun time!

For the techies – Leica M9P with 50/f2 Summicron, 1600iso.