Palm Springs Photo Festival 2014
The Palm Springs Photo Festival 2014 was a huge success this year! This was Mollie Jannasch’s, owner and artist rep. at Agency MJ, first time attending the festival. Portfolio review events can often be grueling, but thanks to the amazing team behind PSPF, lead by director Jeff Dunas, everything seemed to go off without a hitch. We were thrilled to be involved in this event and appreciated the chance to network and catch-up with other industry professionals, from art buyers and directors, to creative consultants and photo editors, and everyone in between from agencies, editorial teams, and in-house creative offices!
As a rep, one of the most exciting aspects of photo events like the Palm Springs Photo Festival is the opportunity it provides to review portfolios from up-and-coming photographers, whose work often feels new and forward thinking. We receive and review many portfolios during the course of our work, but sorting the outstanding ones from those that feel underwhelming could – like hunting for precious stones – be a full time job in itself. It is a testament to the Palm Springs Photo Festival portfolio review program, then, that every portfolio we reviewed was well-developed and conveyed a unique sense of style and creative vision. From interiors and lifestyle, to food, entertainment, and even burlesque portraiture, the portfolios at Palm Springs Photo Festival covered a variety of specialties and industry niches. It’s a fantastic resource for reps and the like to get a feel for the pulse and ever changing tastes of this exciting industry we work in!
We had such a great time reviewing these portfolios. Be sure to check out some of the awesome photographers we had the pleasure of meeting, below:
From top left: Bowen Ross, Shelly Waldman, Sam Comen, Keith Talley, Starla Fortunato, Femi Corazon, Rolf Juario,Shannon Rosan, Victor Wang, Vittoria Zupicich, Reggie Ferraz, Taili Song Roth, Edwin Remsberg, Jennifer Whalen,John Duarte, Michael Becker, Nicole Campbell, Nathan Lindstrom, Melissa Valladares, and Jose Urdaneta.