I’m not sure how much of a fisherman John Benigno really is, if at all. But the idea remains.
John Benigno takes photographs. He does it very well. They are poetic and truthful, yet secretive at the same time. I appreciate his work, because it reminds me of something that my brother said that Maurice Sendak said one time. Something along the lines of …
Illustration should serve to obscure a story, not to reveal it.
I’m a blog contributor. Not a journalist.
Regardless, John Benigno is a photographer I respect and enjoy, because his work makes me think about my childhood heroes, my family, and the many mysteries I may never solve.
And he is coming to teach at the Guild to help us unravel a mystery that as artists has long been a very expensive endeavor! On September 27th, his workshop – How to Photograph Your Artwork, will gather from 10 am – 2:30 pm at the Guild Center of American Craft in Lancaster. In this two part class he covers both photography and digital editing using inexpensive and non-destructive techniques.
He is offering you the ability to have your hands on your work from the first glimmer of idea conception to the final stages of photographing and finishing your work. The skills will pay you back tenfold over the course of your career as a maker. But worry not! You can still go fishing after class.Ramsay Ballew works with the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and lives in Lancaster, PA with her family. She graduated from the University of Montana with a BFA in ceramics and drawing, and loves education, roots music, NPR, and digging in the garden.