The Project 24 Team is made up of Chris Diset who came up with the original concept and Kerry Garrison who is managing the logistics and planning. Chris and Kerry have teamed up on smaller projects and have worked together on different shoots and know how each other works and thinks, which should make for a great collaboration on the project.
Chris Diset is a wedding and portrait photographer from Orange County. In October of 2004 he purchased his first camera and began his journey. Along the way he took pictures of everything that caught his eye. In September of 2006 he was approached to photograph a wedding, and the following month he purchased the domain, www.chrisdiset.com, as his wedding portfolio website. In his free time he still enjoys being behind the camera and sharing his ideas and images, and learning something new from other photographers. Participating in photography groups like OC Photo Club, L.A. Shoot This! group, and others, is where he continues to hone his craft in his journey to become better and more creative.
Kerry is a orange county based wedding, portrait and commercial photographer who has come out from behind the lens to create Camera Dojo, a website and companion podcast that helps photography enthusiasts hone their skills. Whether he is writing tutorials, doing product reviews, or working on the podcast, Kerry believes in paying-it-forward to give back for all the help he got from other photographers when he was getting started.
Kerry knows his way around the camera and offers his unique perspective about learning the craft of photography and making the most out of the tools and equipment you have at your disposal. With years of teaching experience under his belt, Kerry can take difficult or complicated topics and explain them in a way that makes it simple for anyone to follow and yet detailed enough to help teach the topic properly.
Kerry lives in southern California with his wife, two kids, two cats, two dogs, plus lots of camera gear.
Frank is the team videographer and attended Chapman University. Once he left Chapman in his eagerness and love of film he began to document weddings. his major focus at Chapman was Film Production with an emphasis on Producing but while there he became enthralled with documentary filmmaking and the all but infinite possibilities documentary filmmaking has. Documenting weddings has been a great training ground and more than that, fun. he has had the pleasure of documenting Jewish, Catholic, Lutheran, various other Christian Denominations, Hindu, and Muslim ceremonies and receptions. Frank has also documented various mixed race, and mixed cultural weddings. These experiences have further inspired him to attempt to document a piece of the human experience. Moving on to Project24 Frank feels it will bring him closer to fulfilling this ambition. Here he will be documenting two photographers in their attempt to teach the average photographer how to document their lives with whatever equipment they may have on hand.