DATES: August 10 – 14, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: II – III
CONCEPT: This workshop focuses on building a series of images around the city of Aspen Colorado and its inhabitants. There is a strong emphasis on engaging with and making photographic portraits of subjects and locations that are unfamiliar. We cover the construction of engaging portraits, the figure/ground relationship, the use of creative perspectives and the decisive acuity required for spontaneous portraiture. The workshop’s main objective is to provide students with a technical and conceptual fluency that they may apply within their own practice.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Student use digital photography, digital workflow and digital printmaking with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.
ACTIVITIES: We begin with a discussion of students’ portfolios, during which each student will receive personalized feedback and exercises for improvement. We study and discuss the precedent of successful portrait and place photographers, deconstructing varied examples to further their own work. Students are encouraged to break through the boundaries between themselves and their subjects as they work on their own project.
FACULTY: Richard Renaldi received his B.F.A. in photography from New York University. Exhibitions of his photographs are shown throughout the United States and Europe, including the House of Photography in Stockholm; The Aperture Gallery; Bonni Benrubi Gallery; and Yossi Milo Gallery in New York. Richard’s work has also been exhibited in numerous group shows, including Strangers: The First ICP (International Center of Photography) Triennial of Photography and Video in 2003. His most recent monograph Touching Strangers was published by the Aperture Foundation in the spring of 2014. www.renaldi.com
Tuition: $1145 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1345
Studio Fee: $100