PHOTOGRAPHING THE BANAL – Quinton Gordon – Online – March 5th -13th , 2021
“Atmosphere is what charges the everyday and the banal with beauty.” Bill Brandt
In many ways, the highest form of photography is in making something from nothing! The focus of this workshop will be on turning what we see around us everyday into powerful, relevant photographs.
Over the course of one week, learn how to see the world you see everyday in fresh new ways while developing new project ideas and direction in your work.
Designed for photographers who are searching for a new project or asking themselves how to develop a body of work.
This workshop will immerse you in new ways of seeing, help you discover inspiration in your surroundings while inspiring new possibilities for personal projects.
- Making the banal interesting
- Developing a project idea and direction
- Editing, sequencing and designing a simple zine publication
Combing lectures and daily assignments students will be expected to make new images each day. In the end , with guidance from Quinton Gordon , the group will conceptualize, photograph, edit, sequence and design a magazine, based on the topic of Photographing the Banal.
March 5th-7th, 2020. Followed by one on one personal reviews by appointment.
March 13th, 2020. – Concluding session.
The program will take place over one three-day weekend, with a follow up session on the following Saturday.
Online sessions of 3 hours with breaks, plus 1 personal Online Review session.
The final timing will be determined by the group size and the time zone location of the majority of the students. Sessions will take place both in the morning and afternoon.
Who should take this workshop?
Advanced Enthusiasts, Professionals
Things you should know:
Participants must be able to select and organize images using image editing software for class sessions. All participants will need to be comfortable working with image editing software. The ability to easily make small, inexpensive work prints is an asset, but not essential.
Class Size: 10 Max.
Quinton Gordon (b. 1967) is a Canadian artist and photographer whose work deals with our relationship to culture, landscape and notions of identity and belonging. His work has been published widely and his photographs reside in both private and public collections internationally. He has been an instructor with the Leica Akademie USA since 2011.
In 2012 he published his first artist book, Mile Zero: A Place Uncertain, followed by DUSK, a portfolio of images made on the edge of light as day becomes night using orthochromatic paper negatives and a large format camera. Currently he is working to release two new books, EDGE: The Salish Sea, and Nowhere Is A Place, both due to publish later this year with Turn Signal Books.
Outside of his professional practice, Quinton is an active public speaker, workshop instructor and mentor. He also holds a position as the Manager of Strategic Engagement with the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, producing photo-documentary and film projects that serve to expand the dialogue around multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion in the context of an evolving Canadian identity.
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