At the start of February I went over to London to take part in a workshop by Nessa K and photography farm as part of their annual Farmweek. There were so many amazing photographers taking part in Farmweek, it was so hard to choose just one. I have been a huge fan of Nessa K and her work for a while now, I love the way she captures the emotions of the couple and her aesthetic is just stunning, so I knew I had to go to her workshop, since its the first one she’s done in the UK! So I braved the red-eye flight from Dublin airport and arrived bright and early to the beautiful cottage in the middle of the countryside to Farmweek. The lovely thing about photography farm is that everyone is so warm and welcoming and not at all intimidating.
Our group was a small group of 8 with Nessa K and to begin with we all talked a bit about ourselves and what we wanted to achieve out of the day. The workshop was about intent and purpose with your photography, understanding why you take the photos you do and also about finding the light.
Nessa was an open book for all of our questions. She made you realise things about your work that you didn’t know. When she talked about purpose, it seems like such an obvious thing to be aware of why you are taking the photos you do, but by sometimes taking a step back and a moment to breath during either a wedding or couple shot you begin to find your intent with your images and therefore find your voice, that can so often get lost amongst the chaos and nerves of a wedding day. That is what is so inspiring about photography farm and the workshops they hold, they want you to grow into yourself as an artist and a photographer.
I really loved this workshop and the fact that I was able to watch and observe one of my favourite photographers at work in person was really inspiring. I left with a head full of knowledge and inspiration that I know I can directly use to better myself as a photographer and grow as an artist.
Thank you so much Nessa you are awesome!