Here's the background... Russell Grace is a fine art photographer doing some stunning work, all in infrared. He and has wife Angela spend a great deal of time on the art show circuit and we met them at an Art Show in Sarasota almost two years ago.
Angie wrote a guest post for SCU a few months later, but we've been trying ever since to get together on one of their trips to any of the Florida art shows. Well, this weekend brought them to St. Petersburg and the Mainsail Art Show - close enough to get them to the house for the weekend and get in some quality time.
Russell and Angie have chosen to take a very specialized approach to the art world, staying true to their passion, exclusively infrared. As we talked last night, I never realized when shooting infrared you eventually have to get good enough to anticipate what the light is going to look like, much the same way a great sports photographer learns to anticipate the decisive moment in a game - that moment when everything is right and you need to click the shutter.
Their schedule through mid-July is on the left.
Here's the point this afternoon...nothing beats taking a shot at a friendship and having everything work out and even better than anticipated. We knew we had a common interest in our love for imaging, but the more we talked over the weekend the more the four of us simply had fun together.
I found a great quote through Google on friendships that so fits this weekend...