The Ojai Storytelling Festival opens tonight. Here are some shots from years past. Many more here. If you’ve never been to a storytelling festival, this is the place to start. Great tellers, great environment, great volunteers, and a dashing, devil-may-care photographer. What more could you ask for?
Scott Ainslie and Glenis Redmond performing at the 2010 festival.
Donald Davis will be performing at this year's festival. This shot is from 2005.
Kuniko enchanting the audience in 2008.
Hobey Ford sharing a modernized and thoroughly adult version of The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Bill Harley, in a calmer moment.
Samite at last year's festival. Lots of musical storytelling at the Village of Tales Ojai Storytelling Festival!
Festival founder Brian Bemel doesn't always have puppeteers at the event, but when he does, they are BRILLIANT.
Even the emcees tell stories. Here, Jim Cogan terrifies everybody, including the photographer.