Shutter Time and Light
Delve deep into <a href="/museum/programme/hiroshi-sugimoto">Hiroshi Sugimoto</a>&rsquo;s work and create a photograph based on the intriguing work methods of this master photographer.

Hiroshi Sugimoto is an intellectual artist from Tokyo, Japan. His conceptual photographs challenge the viewer to reflect on photography and the history of mankind.

During this workshop you will, among other things, experiment with shutter time and light to create an image in which abstraction and detail are combined. Sugimoto tries to erase all traces of human intervention in his photographs, creating a timeless image that hints towards a stillness of time. This workshop offers you the possibility to work on your photography in a conceptual manner and create a series of photographs under the guidance of a museum teacher.

The workshop begins with a short tour where you will be introduced to the work of Sugimoto. Together with the group you will explore his conceptual photography and learn about his precise work methods. After the tour you will receive two assignments and work on them in groups of 2-3 people.

For the first assignment you need an item that represents a personal memory. Bring this item from home. You will photograph your personal object taking inspiration from Sugimoto’s series Dioramas and Portraits. In these series Sugimoto captures extreme detail and plays with light, as will you. The second assignment is inspired by the series Seascapes and Theatres. For this assignment you will get to wander the streets of Amsterdam looking for a horizon with as little human presence as possible. At the end of the workshop you will evaluate each other’s work along with the museum teacher. All results will be sent to you after the workshop.

This workshop is available in different languages, Dutch and English. The Dutch version will be given on 18 February (FULL) and the English version will be on the 25th of February. Please make sure you choose the right date when signing up.

There are a limited amount of spots available, so be sure to sign up on time. Tickets are only valid for reserved dates. Unfortunately it is not possible to change dates or cancel without charge after your purchase has been made.

Foam provides Olympus OM-D cameras for this workshop. Of course, you are free to use your own camera if you prefer. In that case, remember to bring a fully charged battery, an empty SD card and a transfer cable. The use of your own materials is at your own risk.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, City of Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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