Meeting Clyde Butcher, The Naples International Film Festival and Season begins...

Last week I was honored to be invited by the Editor of Naples Illustrated, Teri Evans, to the Naples International Film Festival's opening night at Artis formally known as the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Beyond the lovely premier of Romantic Comedy "Hank and Asha" from Indie filmmaker James E. Duff which brought plenty of laughs and even a few tears I was honored to meet renowned everglades landscape photographer Clyde Butcher. He was charming and old school, still using 8x10 camera as well as processing both his own film and prints, YIKES, and was more than willing to take time to talk shop. Even more exciting is the news that there may be a collaborative project on the horizon, stay tuned for more on that. 

This week the unofficial beginning to the South Florida, Naples, Fort Lauderdale and Miami Season begins. I'm honored to be in attendance to HATS in the Garden at my favorite meditation spot and recreational area the Naples Botanical Garden, featuring the Marissa Collections Fashion Show. I'll also be photographing a group of Naples Young Philanthropists for an upcoming editorial. It's a productive and a bit insane time of the year but all worth it because I'm so grateful to be able to do what I do all year. Thanks to all my long time and new clients for helping make it possible.

Teri Evans Editor and Chief of Naples Illustrated and yours truly.

Teri Evans Editor and Chief of Naples Illustrated and yours truly.

Vanessa Rogers and Clyde Butcher, American Wilderness Photographer

Vanessa Rogers and Clyde Butcher, American Wilderness Photographer