Over the weekend, I participated in the ENGAGE Art Fair. Artists from all over the Napa Valley were either invited (like me) or applied to be part of the art fair up in Calistoga. All the artists had wall space with which they could hang their pieces, but they were also encouraged to actively participate in the creation of their art. Painters were painting. Sculptors were sculpting. You get the idea. I photographed people in a studio designed by one of the valley's premiere artists, Richard Von Saal
My challenge to myself was to photograph everyone in a unique way. No two portraits are exactly the same. I had to come up with different poses, locations, something, anything to make each one different. I had an absolute blast.

And here are some behind the scenes shots: