Thursday, March 19, 2009
self-portrait artist (in the presence of greatness)
I had a great opportunity to join Chase Jarvis and friends for one of his SOCIALS. He's in New York for some reason or another.
I think I was hoping to talk nuts and bolts at this thing. Conversation seemed to revolve mostly around personal philosophy, Nikon vs. Canon, and Chase's tennis shoes. He challenged anyone to go head-to-head, any camera vs. his iphone. No one accepted.
It was a nice place. The SoHo Grand.
Swanky. I'm glad I went. I mean this post less as a criticism and more as an invitation. Chase, let's get together another time. I can't promise that you'll get to sign autographs, but we can talk photography.
Am I being unfair? Probably. I didn't have it in me to wade through the Jarvis groupies to make an introduction. I'm sure Mr. Jarvis would have been more than happy to answer any question I had at the time, but it's wasn't quite my thing.
Very nice work with the tweets Chase. Keep it up. Your idea about transparency in this business is right on. Consider me an ally.