After checking out the NY Photo Festival (www.nyphotofestival.com), we had a chance to meet the photographer behind the photos currently on display at Superfine, Simon Biswas. He told us about his incredibly journey last summer. Driving solo from NY to LA (with no GPS after Florida) and back, Simon was able to take over 6,000 pictures. As he traveled, he took pictures of strangers along the way, often neglecting the use of a large portion of the equipment he bought for the trip. With lessons about determination, simplifying, descents into madness, and being truly alone, Simon provided us with an incredible story.
Dinner took place at Bubby's, with Simon and Summer Wheat, an artist's we met at the Triangle Arts Foundation, joining us. Over great food, they were able to continue to give us advice and converse with us about being an artist, finding a solid, supportive community after school and the importance of free laundry. Being able to meet artist's at various stages in their careers and talking to them is such an invaluable experience for students who are about to be on their own soon.