Michael Ackerman is a very honest and deeply committed person. He is not only a brilliant photographer but also able to transmit some of his energy. He shared some of his methods with us and did not only talk about his successes but also about his failures. This encouraged me. He criticized our works directly and openly but with great respect (this was also the case of the whole participating group). Michael pushed and motivated us which made us work until late night. Do not expect much sleep… Very helpful was also the presence of Alisa Resnik and Damien Daufresne who shared their recent works with us during the workshop. They are great! Michael Grieve was a great co-teacher who often brought different perspectives in. My work reached another level during this workshop and Michael’s teachings triggered something. Thank you Vivia de la Chesnais for organizing everything. A great studio and a nice roof party!