'Intertwined' with Julia Vandenoever

As part of Boulder Arts Week, Julia Vandenoever and I collaborated for the third year in a row to create a new body of work together. Fully conceptualized, shot, edited, printed, framed and hung together, we were happy to show 'Intertwined' at Wonder, a fresh-pressed juice bar in Boulder, Colorado through the month of May. Inspired by our love of food, nature, and simplicity, we explored the interconnectedness of life through color, form, and light. 

Some images from the show:

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Julia and I at the opening reception...at the end of the night, after everyone had left.

National Geographic Student Expeditions - Part II

More images from teaching photography in the Czech Republic with National Geographic Student Expeditions this summer. This time from the quaintest town in southern Bohemia called Cesky Krumlov.  

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A Summer Adventure Leading with National Geographic Student Expeditions - Prague, Part I

In June and July I had the opportunity to lead a photo workshop for National Geographic Student Expeditions in Prague.  Four leaders, one Czech expert, and one National Geographic expert extraordinaire hit the streets of Prague with the challenge to inspire and encourage thirty-five students to take their photography to the next level.  It was fantastic to see the students stretch their comfort zones through a mix of photo talks, critiques, in-field assignments and newly gained Czech language skills. Our Nat Geo Expert, Matthieu Paley joined us for the entirety of the workshop and provided a mix of both witty humor, photographic genius, and unstoppable acro-yoga skills.  As I said goodbye to the last student at JFK at the end of the trip, I had to stop and pinch myself to make sure what just happened was real.  Sometimes I feel like I'm living a dream.  I love this job with all my heart.  

Here's a sampling of random images from Prague...more to come from the beautiful area of Southern Bohemia - specifically the towns of Zdikov and Cesky Krumlov.

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Prague, from the Vltava River

Prague, from the Vltava River

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Traditional Czech pastry, trdelnik

Traditional Czech pastry, trdelnik

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One of my students, Anneke

One of my students, Anneke

Matthieu works with Jackson in the field.

Matthieu works with Jackson in the field.

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A view from Letná Park

A view from Letná Park

Could my students be any more adorable?! :)

Could my students be any more adorable?! :)

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Students laugh with Matthieu and co-leader, Winston the first night in Prague.

Students laugh with Matthieu and co-leader, Winston the first night in Prague.

A European family enjoys a ride down the Vltava River one evening.

A European family enjoys a ride down the Vltava River one evening.

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One of the students, Harry, enjoys the view at Letná Park.

One of the students, Harry, enjoys the view at Letná Park.

Tourists look out the Eiffel Tower of Prague.

Tourists look out the Eiffel Tower of Prague.

A boat floats along the Vltava River near the Charles Bridge.

A boat floats along the Vltava River near the Charles Bridge.

Students curate their final gallery show on the last night with the help of Matthieu.

Students curate their final gallery show on the last night with the help of Matthieu.

A wall in the final gallery show

A wall in the final gallery show

My super acrobatic co-leader, Val

My super acrobatic co-leader, Val

One of my students, Olive

One of my students, Olive

My awesome class, aka a bunch of budding photographers, Matthieu and myself

My awesome class, aka a bunch of budding photographers, Matthieu and myself

Alex, one of my inspiring co-leaders

Alex, one of my inspiring co-leaders

Our final night in Prague dining on the river, a night of messing around with double exposures. This was my second digital double exposure ever...and I think the very last image I took in Prague.  It's pretty meh.

Our final night in Prague dining on the river, a night of messing around with double exposures. This was my second digital double exposure ever...and I think the very last image I took in Prague.  It's pretty meh.

Lighting the Editorial Portrait Workshop with Andrew Eccles

Last week I took a lighting workshop at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops with Andrew Eccles.  My intentions were to grow my technical knowledge of lighting an editorial portrait as well as explore expanding my scope and style of shooting.  I feel I accomplished both, especially the latter.  We played around with simple studio portraits, shooting in the desert, creating more cinematic-like images, and motion photography.  Andrew is an incredibly wonderful teacher who really cared about the success of all of his students; I feel so lucky to have worked with him.  I also met some other amazing photographers whose creativity and passion were both nourishing and inspiring.  Excited to share some images made during the week...! Hope you enjoy. All images ©rebecca stumpf 2015.

And now some behind-the-scenes shots!

Teacher Andrew was also my stylist. ;)

Teacher Andrew was also my stylist. ;)

My stylist, again. :)

My stylist, again. :)

And some fun ones of myself taken by my amazing classmates! (©Killy Photography)

Thank You! Happy New Year!

As 2014 comes to a close, and 2015 awaits with open arms, I want to thank each and every one of my followers, supporters, and collaborators for their love, support, and inspiration. I'm so grateful that because of you all, I am able to do what I truly love! May you all enjoy this time of reflection and gratitude, and may your 2015 be filled with magic and wonder!

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Summer in Spain – Parte Dos

Summer in Spain, continued...images from Madrid and around. To come, Barcelona and around.

All images © Rebecca Stumpf

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Summer in Spain - Parte Uno

I'm spending five weeks in Spain this summer teaching photography to high schoolers.  The best part is the country is our classroom, and I get to photograph alongside them!  Here's a visual trip through San Sebastian (part one of......many? some? three?).  Stay tuned for a journey through Madrid, Barcelona, and some quaint little places in between!

All images © Rebecca Stumpf

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The Art of Food at Firehouse Art Center

I love to collaborate.  So when the Executive Director of the Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, Colorado, approached me to be a part of a show at the gallery highlighting food as art, I was immediately on board!  Eight local restaurants, a brewery, and a wine café were there, and provided tasty bites and drinks for attendees.  Photos capturing the essence of each place were hung on the walls, as well as printed in a digest with recipes for guests to take home.  The event was a success, and hopefully, all attendees walked away satiated.  Here's a small selection of images from the project.    See press from the local paper! :  http://bit.ly/1mKgmqe 

All images © Rebecca Stumpf

La Momo Maes Bakery, Longmont, Colorado

La Momo Maes Bakery, Longmont, Colorado

La Momo Maes Bakery, Longmont, Colorado

La Momo Maes Bakery, Longmont, Colorado

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La Momo Maes Bakery, Longmont, Colorado

La Momo Maes Bakery, Longmont, Colorado

Leenie's Café, Longmont, Colorado

Leenie's Café, Longmont, Colorado

Modena Wine Café, Longmont, Colorado

Modena Wine Café, Longmont, Colorado

Cyclhops, Longmont, Colorado

Cyclhops, Longmont, Colorado

Cyclhops, Longmont, Colorado

Cyclhops, Longmont, Colorado

Two Dog Diner, Longmont, Colorado

Two Dog Diner, Longmont, Colorado

Two Dog Diner, Longmont, Colorado

Two Dog Diner, Longmont, Colorado

300 Suns Brewery, Longmont, Colorado

300 Suns Brewery, Longmont, Colorado

300 Suns Brewery, Longmont, Colorado

300 Suns Brewery, Longmont, Colorado

300 Suns Brewery, Longmont, Colorado

300 Suns Brewery, Longmont, Colorado

Flavor of India, Longmont, Colorado

Flavor of India, Longmont, Colorado

Masa Cakes, Lyons, Colorado

Masa Cakes, Lyons, Colorado

Masa Cakes, Lyons, Colorado

Masa Cakes, Lyons, Colorado

Masa Cakes, Lyons, Colorado

Masa Cakes, Lyons, Colorado