We are so excited to announce that from June 24-29, 2018 we will be returning to the famous Boyer YL Ranch for a Weston Destination Workshop!
Workshop Location: Boyer YL Ranch
Just west of the Continental Divide, in the foothills of Wyoming’s Sierra Madre Mountains, there is a valley that combines sagebrush meadows and aspen groves with stands of cottonwood trees and open fields of alfalfa. In 1905, John and Mary Boyer settled at the north end of the valley. With their eight children, the Boyers built the YL Ranch, a horse and sheep ranch that at one time had more that 30,000 sheep on thousands of acres of land. In 1926, the Boyer Family built three log cabins under the cottonwoods by the Main Ranch House and opened one of Wyoming’s first guest ranches.
Beautifully situated along the banks of the Savery River, photographers can expect to find inspiration in the scenery of the high desert and the surrounding Medicine Bow National Forest.
You will have four full days of shooting, insightful photo evaluations, group meals, and a taste of the Wild West!
Kim Weston is the grandson of the late renowned photographer Edward Weston and son of photographer Cole Weston. Kim, a fine art photographer for over 40 years specializing in black & white analog photography, has also has been teaching photography for the past 15 years. More about Kim Weston >>
Zach is a fourth generation fine art film photographer from one of the most influential and creative families in American photographic history and the executive director of The Weston Collective. His subtle, intuitive images both honor his heritage and point to a bright future.
Annabelle is the head of marketing and development at The Weston Collective and Weston Photography.
Her work has been driven by the belief that photography can change lives ever since it changed her's.
"I am here to create art, in every sense of the word. As I use my movement to express some of what I hold inside, I aim to bring you closer with the states of love, beauty, pain, destruction, and rebirth we all constantly endure through various mediums and in several magnitudes. I am a window, giving you a look inside a vulnerable soul."
Sekaa modeled for us at the 2017 Desert Figure Workshop and has joined us for multiple Weston Workshops on Wildcat Hill! Sekaa's Portfolio >>
Gwendolyn's commitment to physical expression began with twelve years of classical ballet training, priming her for an esteemed career as a globe-trotting, freelance model. She began modeling for photographers eight years ago, and has continually evolved through yoga practice, circus training, and sheer creative discipline. She has posed in Dali's House, as a piece of a human motorcycle, across a NYC billboard, and on a catwalk at LA Fashion Week. Her style is feminine, natural, honest and powerful.
"It is impossible to discuss my modeling career without bringing up Kim Weston. Before our introduction, I had only dipped my toe in the world of art modeling, then the doors were flung wide open, and now I am posing in the core center of the fine art photography world. Each workshop, tutorial, or jet-setting adventure is a unique story crafted by the individuals involved - old friends and new acquaintances drawn together by the legendary name. Kim's photography is about storytelling and the people behind the narrative, and that passion for people is what brings participants back time and again until they too are a part of the Weston family. Each workshop is not only an exploration of the technique, composition, and intention that make a quality photograph, but also a reunion with my dearest partners-in-art. It's like picking up where you left off in a favorite book: the scene is set, the characters are revived, and I dive back into my evolving narrative as a model, as a friend, as a muse, and as a part of the Weston family and legacy." Gwen's portfolio >>
"I was born and raised in Toronto where I began modeling as a hobby in 2011. I had always admired the arts, and when I did my first nude shoot I was thrilled to discover that I could express myself creatively through my body. I spent the next several years building upon my skills and experience, and decided to take the plunge into full-time modeling when I graduated from university in 2015.
I began touring extensively across Canada, The United States, Europe, and Australia. The next big chapter in my modeling career occurred in 2017 when I was granted an "Extraordinary Ability" visa by the USCIS for my accomplishments as an art model. I subsequently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where I currently reside.
I thoroughly invest myself in every shoot and am dedicated to creating the best possible images. I am willing to hike great distances, climb rocks or trees, and walk around broken glass in order to get the perfect shot. I love to make artists' visions come to life and most enjoys shoots where I can be a collaborative partner in the creative process." Sienna's portfolio >>
June 24th - Arrive/Meet and Greet | Dinner
June 25th - Shooting | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
June 26th - Shooting | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
June 27th - Shooting | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
June 28th - Shooting | Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
June 29th - Depart | Breakfast
Single Cabin: $2,799
Shared Cabin w/ One Other Participant: $2,499
Non-Participating Spouse: $1,000 (This includes room, board, and meals. It does not include transportation to and from photographic locations or critiques)
- Room and board for 5 nights
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner for 4 days (dinner also provided Sunday after the meet and great, and breakfast provided Friday before departing)
- Transportation to and from photographic locations on the ranch
- Photo sessions with professional models
- Professional guidance from Kim
- Multiple photo evaluations with Kim
- An unforgettable experience creating art, and friendships in the American West!
Video: © Weston Photography
Photographs: © Winston Boyer