The five days at Pied Dore (12th July to 16th of July) situated on the countryside of Vendee, will focus on a ongoing project and/or the primary interests of the photographer. The starting point is the question who am I.
I would like you to work on a storyline that is the most important to you right now, photograph and work on the individual private space, transform the images inside you on paper; work with the startingpoint on your identity. Turn the skin inside out.
I believe in translating emotion into images, feeling and experiencing life through photography, seeking and questioning, trying to see behind the visual reality. I’m interested in personal, self-experienced stories, the very individual language of expression.
-- Arja Hyytiäinen
The workshop is open to any amateur or professional photographer.
Bring with your work on progress (preferably on paper), laptop, camera/s , texts,drawings or any other support that can help you on the process of working and editing the photographic work. There will be a scanner, fix computer and a darkdoom available.
The workshop will focus to deepen the personal language and the photographic work on progress. It is a practical workshop in the surrounding countryside. We start with presenting our works and projects and continue by photographing and editing so that the resulting work does not only become a style or a pretty image but a portrait of the individual who is telling his/her story. Please think of a project you would like to realize/continue working on/bring to end.
The workshop will be held at Pied Dore, St Florent des Bois, Vendee, starting at 10H Wednesday 12.7 until 18H Sunday 16.7.
The closest railway station is La Roche sur Yon. (Possibility to be picked up, please think of a vehicule or a bike to move around the area) The participants can put their tent on the ground or search a guesthouse or a guetsroom if preferred.
The number of participants is limited between 8 to 10 persons.
580 € (100 € with the inscription and the rest till the 16 of July by banktransfer or cheque.) inclusive breakfast daily lunch and two
Deadline for the inscriptions; 8th of May
Contact: 07 86 60 39 34
8 Route du Pied Dore
85310 St Florent des Bois
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