"I am a part of all that I have met."
Alfred Lord Tennyson
by Skip Cohen
There are so many different things I love about Throwback Thursday. While it starts with the fun of the hunt for old images, it finishes with the backstories and memories of so many incredible friendships over the years.
In 2009, after resigning from Rangefinder Publishing and WPPI, with help from a whole lot of great friends, I launched Skip's Summer School. It ran for five summers, three in Las Vegas and two outside Chicago. The collage of the 2013 faculty above was created by Resource Magazine, which in 2013 was giving away four scholarships to the program.
The challenge of doing a program like this each summer became incredibly labor-intensive. And with so many online programs getting started back then, along with other workshops, 2013 was the program's last year. We then expanded the SCU blog with a stronger online presence, guest posts and podcasts.
I consider myself one of the luckiest guys in the industry, with a journey that's never slowed down. All along the way, I've worked with some of the most talented artists in the world. I've grown because of them; their patience, style, and individual contribution to our industry, as well as my life, can't be measured.
Have some fun today! Whether you share a throwback in a blog post or not doesn't matter. Find an old photograph that brings back great memories, and then take some time to enjoy the moment.
My opening quote, by Alfred Lord Tennyson, above says it all. We're all connected, and everybody we meet becomes a thread in the fabric that makes us who we are!
Happy Throwback Thursday!
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.