David Alan Harvey, photographer, mentor, book publisher, magazine editor and big time party dude came to Sydney a couple of weeks ago. The Head On Photo Festival launched his ‘based on a true story’ book and exhibition as well as the Burn 02 in Print exhibition.
For me, David’s visit was special for many reasons… firstly, we finally got to meet ‘in real life’… then there was the chance for fellow Burn photographers to all meet (many for the first time off-line) and share ideas, passion for photography and good times.
Most special was the gathering of the team that helped David create the book. They came from all over the globe to Sydney to celebrate the book launch. Bryan Harvey who designed it, Eva – Maria Kunz, production manager, Candy Pilar Godoy, production / assistant photo editor, Roberta Tavares, fixer / production in Rio. Candy & Roberta also feature in the book.
‘based on a true story’, blends fact with fiction to create a Novella that you can take apart and rebuild… it’s analog, interactive and 3d. there are even clues and a map to help you unravel the story hidden within… You have to hold it, feel it, pour over it, get inside it, take it apart, rebuild it, live it, smell it, caress it and then it all makes sense… Fresh, Sensual, Sexy, Killer, Dope… David leads by example, he could just sit back and talk about past glories, but that’s not David’s style… he’s out there doing it, living it. Now, right now… Ideas happen… ‘based on a true story’ is the living proof ; )) This book is an absolute classic. His best yet! And the very best thing about ‘based on a true story’ IS the PHOTOGRAPHY.
It was also an honor to be asked by David to present my Postcards from Home series to his students during his 5 day Master Class…
But beyond all that, the best part of the experience for me was the friendships forged during my time in Sydney. I feel so lucky to have met so many special people in such a short time. Thank you David for bringing us all together and being such a generous host!