Depending on your social circle, many of your friends may have beautiful black and white portraits on Facebook taken by Judd Weiss at one of the many conferences he’s photographed over the past few years. He’s an aperture into your best self — maybe you at your happiest and freest. But he didn’t set out to be a photographer.
Judd is a serial entrepreneur and successful commercial real estate broker who became a self-made success by age 24. He admits that, in high school, he probably would have been voted “Least Likely to Succeed,” but later he decided to get serious about transforming himself and the world around him.
Judd’s an Exiter and a no-brainer choice to capture the incredible memories that will be made June 20-21 at Voice & Exit 2015. His passion for photography is clear in the quality of his work and ability to freeze a moment exactly as you remember it.
We’re excited to give Judd a chance to work with lots of color, especially during the Blooms festival with David Starfire and CAPYAC, for which typical conference lighting isn’t very conducive. Not only will he capture speakers like John Mackey, Ryan Holiday, and Jeffrey Tucker like flies in amber, he’ll capture the attendees at their best.
Judd is most beloved for allowing people not only to say “I was there,” but to look back on an incredible experience and derive the unique feeling of that moment to cherish forever.
And yet he’s also able to capture a glimpse of the future in his work. Maybe it’s that he’s drawn to events where people are looking bright-eyed toward the future. Or maybe it’s that the people at those events are drawn to him. Whatever the case, he steals a little bit of their spirit and keeps it for posterity.
If you want to get shot by Judd Weiss at Voice & Exit 2015, get passes here.
For anyone unfamiliar with Judd’s work, here are some of our favorites, including shots taken while covering Ephemerisle 2014.