The American artist André Kertész is famous for his unusual compositions and creative way to show reality. His work shows lines and forms, shadows and light, searching for a balance between what you see and what you feel. The subjects he chooses are diverse while he approaches his work with the principle: ‘What I feel, I do.’ The base though, lies in black/white street photography.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
During this workshop you will work with street photography in a conceptual and artistic way.
The workshop starts with an interactive tour through the exhibition André Kertész – Mirroring Life. By discussing the subjects with the group, you will discover his process and choices. You will use the inspiration from the exhibition for the workshop that follows.
You will be asked to specifically look for compositions in black and white. Use the urban city centre of Amsterdam as an inspiration to catch shapes, lines, shadows and coincidences, just like Kertész did. Subsequently you will do the same, but the focus will be on colours. The museum teacher will challenge you to not only capture shapes and lines, but make colour a part of the composition.
The workshop will finish with showing and discussing each other’s results. That way you learn from each other and you can begin to recognise your own style. All results will be sent to you digitally.
There are a limited amount of spots available, so be sure to sign up in 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.
The workshop is available in Dutch and English. The English version will be held on 30 September and 9 December (full) and the Dutch version on 14 October, 2 December (full) and 6 January. Please make sure you choose the right date when signing up.
Foam provides Olympus OM-D cameras for this workshop. Of course, you are free to use your own camera if preferable. 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, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.