Holz Farm is a coveted 25-acre location in upstate NY that is often rented for photography and film shoots. The farm includes a wide variety of settings, including a 19th Century post-and-beam barn, mid 20th Century cabin, pastures, streams, a lake, endless forest, big skies, mountain views, photo-friendly livestock, a 1959 Airstream Caravanner, a 1969 International truck, as well as indoor locations and screened-in summer studio in the main house. Previous clients include Australian Vogue, Italian Vanity Fair, American Eagle, and photographers include Mario Sorrenti, Lachlan Bailey, and Daniela Federici.
Because the farm is located in the Catskill mountains, photographers often comment on the beauty of climatic variations (fog, clouds, mist), wildlife, and quickly changing light.
George Holz, protégé of Helmut Newton and graduate of Art Center College of Design, spent his early years shooting fashion in Italy and NYC. Like Helmut, George blurred the line between art and commerce, using sets and models on commercial jobs for his fine-art work.
George changed as the business did, re-inventing himself in digital while staying true to core values of technique and composition. Inspired by the work of Edward Weston, George began experimenting with landscapes on commercial jobs when he discovered the Catskills in the 80s and bought the property that would become Holz Farm. Like so many writers and artists before him, George fell in love with the Hudson River School light and landscapes. He built the Farm in Woodland Valley in 1988. More George Holz >>
Kim Weston is a third-generation photographer from one of the most influential and creative families in American history. His recognition as a singularly creative artist and photographer continues a family legacy that traces its roots back to his grandfather Edward Weston, his uncle Brett, and his father Cole.
In a career spanning four decades, Kim has come to be recognized in his own right as one of the most insightful and accomplished practitioners of figurative/nude photography, producing an extensive and masterful portfolio of work that draws deeply, yet expands upon the traditions and canon of the nude in classical and modern European art. More about Kim Weston >>
Friday, August 2nd
3:00pm - Meet and Greet
3:30pm - Tour of Holz Farm
4:30pm - Participant Print Share
Saturday, August 3rd
9:00am - 10:15am: Kim Weston Presentation
10:30am - 5:15pm: Photographing
6:30pm: Dinner at Holz Farm
6:45pm: George Holz Presentation
Sunday, August 4th
9:00am - 10:30am: Participant Photo Evaluations
10:45am - 5:45pm: Photographing
6:00pm - 6:15pm: Wrap-Up
*Schedule is subject to change. The final schedule will be provided upon arrival.