Who am I as an artist and what is my work about, exactly? These are fundamental questions in order to arrive at a successful career in photography – regardless of the genre or field of work.
The aim of this workshop is to develop and shape your 'signature' as a photographer by awareness of conceptual thinking; how to reflect on and to communicate a work in progress both visually and in written word; building and layering a story by editing. Within the workshop we will work with students that arrive with self-initiated works in progress, in order to:
Students need to bring to class:
* This workshop was originally designed for an extra day/session, depending on the response. Extra work might include: production of assigned images in the area, making an additional research online, appropriating images for storyboard (online), studying texts as suggested by the teachers. The general task for day 2 is to lift and boost the project as discussed on day 1 with new ideas, materials, inspirations, or reflection from a new perspective arriving from the input and discussions so far.
So in a 2-day course, day one will have a focus on the work done so far and day 2 will be more about how to deal with the things discussed on day one.
** The camera is only required for the 2 day workshop.
Bio from the teacher:
Erik Vroons (1976, The Netherlands) holds an MA in Media Studies (University of Amsterdam) and an MA in Photographic Studies (University Leiden). From 2010-2014, he was the Chief Editor of international photography magazine GUP - based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Currently he functions as Editor-at-large for both GUP Magazine and Newdawn Paper – a bimonhtly 'freezine' on contemporary Dutch Photography, initiated by the GUP editorial team.
Besides the editorial work, he is active as a freelance writer/researcher/teacher in the field of photography.