[M]ost beginning photographers tend to randomly capture images of everything they see and experience, resulting in confusing portfolios of single photographs and a lack of strong intellectual and aesthetical bodies of work. This intensive workshop is designed to encourage all students to find their unique creative voice, resulting in solid directions for the future and applicable projects for everyone regardless of experience.
Creative photography is a process, one that utilizes a simple approach to establishing photography projects, otherwise known as concepts. Four keywords, WHY, WHAT, HOW and WHO serve as the foundation in forming intellectually and aesthetically resolved bodies of fine artwork. Finding your own creative voice is the result of applying this simple method to your photography projects, not an elusive born talent, but rather a process that involves writing simple artist statements, researching a particular subject matter or techniques and experimenting with the aesthetics of an idea, your idea. After an initial review of images, each student will be encouraged to pursue a single idea or project, resulting in a fully resolved mini body of work by the end of the workshop. Sequencing of images, simple artist statements and presentation ideas will be explored throughout. Pierre and Cathy are full-time artists and co-owners of a fine art photography gallery, as well as consultants to artists at all levels of experience.