Still in Stockholm, and winding down after FotoMassan Sweden. Back home, it’s Cyber Monday. Probably best I’m not there, as there are specials on all matter of computer stuff I’m completely incompetent at using. One thing to note that is close to home–the last ride of the Flashbus. There’s a small number of Flashbus DVDs left in stock at Adorama, and they are throwing them on a special Cyber Monday deal, at $50. (I always knew David and I would be available at a discount:-)
The DVD is the whole Flashbus day, from DH’s incredibly articulate parsing out of the management of flash, ratios and light levels, to my sort of madcap afternoon session where I fly by TTL wire and pull folks out of the audience for multiple portrait sessions. We rolled through 29 cities and about 14,000 or so miles all told, and this DVD is a terrific encapsulation of the all the flash lessons taught, as well as scenes from the road and a tour of the bus. (For a full description of the DVD, hit this link.) I’m glad we did the filming, as it’s a neat thing to have from the tour, as the Flashbus rolls into dusty sunset of memory.
Having a wonderful time in Sweden, where the passion for photography is incredibly high. FotoMassan was a non-stop gathering of photographers from all over Scandinavia. Was very honored to speak there, and hang a show.
Many, many thanks to Per Rosenlund and the staff at Stockholmsmassan, and to Ann Charlotte Eriksson (aka ACE), Peter Brodin and the whole gang at Nikon Sweden, for collaborating to pull this off. And of course to Markus Marcetic, who supervised and printed the entire show. The print quality was extraordinary.
It was great to hang with my bud, the wild and talented music shooter, Morten Rygaard. He does this thing where he takes incredibly forbearing and patient models on stage with him and combines them, one speed light and about 10 pounds of flour, syrup, water and yoghurt into an eye popping display of photographic enthusiasm from which the crowd emerges powdered and dazed from Morten’s boundless energy.
There was no greater evidence of photographic ardor than at the Pagina book booth, where traffic was dense, and all manner of photo books were being offered, from PhotoShop instructionals to David LaChapelle. Tobias Richardson orchestrated the wonderful mix of tomes on display, and in my case, pulled together a two book deal which was noted on the placard as “The McNally Package for Sale.” Hmmmm….
As always, wonderful to be part of the photographic community. Home tomorrow, on location on Wednesday. More tk…
It was really fun seeing you up on the stage. I really enjoyed the talk!
your package on sale?, oh dear!… this business is getting bad 🙂
Nadia Neva says
Loved your speech at FotoMÃ¤ssan! You are funny and inspiring!
The Flashbus DVD was a steal at $99 so I highly recommend it at $50!
I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation; enlightening, funny and inspiring! Thanks too for your great books.
Have a safe trip home.
Bronney Hui says
Can’t seem to find your email, for a reason of course. Just want to thank you and mr. hobby for the inspiration this past year and finally I am in this business of uncertainties.
Wait what am I doing 5:42am here in Hong Kong?? Reading your hot shoe diaries of course 😀 Lovely intro btw.
Markus Axelsson says
A million thanks for your seminar at FotomÃ¤ssan i Stockholm. It was by fare the funniest one I’ve been to. It was a wonderful experience meeting you face to face and to now have a signed copy of one of your books, I spend the rest of the day with a big smile on my face. No disrespect to religious people but I think I now know how it would be for them to meet the big guy upstairs.
My best wishes to you!
Curious as to what the final concoction looks like for Morten’s pictures…went poking about on the whole wide internet, and of course, it links back here.
Found this. You can see some of the shots on screen. Not great, but Now I see where he’s going with it: https://www.facebook.com/fotomassan/posts/543739542318544
Jesper Vang SkÃ¦rbÃ¦k Jensen says
Would like to thank you Joe, for your speech in Copenhagen at Fotomessen, and thanks for the book signing 🙂
And agree, Morten does have some very patient models on stage ….fun to see them walk away from the stage , with a white / wet trail behind 🙂
Thanks for a great talk, had to hear you two days. You were more speeded on Swedish coffee the second day !! Also thanks for your recommentations of a camera that suits my needs to capture moments of action out there (the D4).
I’ve never put my package up for sale, literally anyway 🙂
So how much is your package worth?
Fantastic to listen to your experiences and the stories behind the photos you showed us at FotomÃ¤ssan! Many thanks!
Sebastian Hamark says
Are you going to participate at FotomÃ¤ssan in Stockholm this year?
Joe McNally says
No, Sebastian, won’t be there. Great show, will miss it…..Joe