The turn of the century bas seen many drastic changes, particularly in the development of the High Tech industry : digital systems,computer images and the Internet, all of which affect our cultural life
and photography in particular.
Considering the considerable changes which are taking place in the world of photography, there is an important place for camera obscura in its unique activity of preserving old photographic
techniques by holding workshops, either in schools and universities,or for private individuals.
What is a Camera Obscura ?
Using Torre Tavira in Cadiz as camera….creating stenogram,Photogram and Pin hole images
In this workshop we will use the Torre Tavira as camera to create several images by the students (as well as working with they own cameras).
Each one will create a “Stenogram” images - a combination of a pin hole and Photogram by using his own objects and the city landscape which reflected inside the Torre Tavira.
We will have a darkroom near by were all negatives and latter positives could be developed. Each person will create a series of 12 – 15 images- Photograms, Pin hole negatives and positives as well Stenogrames images. Part of the works will done outdoors on the street level.
Being inside the camera see the outside world and create an image from inside the camera is an adventure which never will be forgotten.
Cost of workshop: 120€
No. of participants: minimum 6 - maximum 12 person.
In December 10, 2014 there will be an opening of my exhibition “ MYSTERIOUS ANDALUCIA”
In the “Center Andaluz de la Fotografia” (C.A.F.)in Almeria, Spain.
This trveling exhibition present a body of works which I did from 2010 -2013 in the 8 Andalucia’s provinces and will incloud over 90 images. The project which was sponsored by the C.A.F. gave me a completely freedom over the subject. As a foreign which at that time just arrived there, every trip I did was a discovery of part of the land.
In the way I’m photographing using the pin hole camera, travelling with my van full with can –cameras, developing the negatives inside the van, as well living in my van during the journey, I easly make contact with the local people and many strange and mysterious little stories were discovered.
During that time a documentary film was produce which will be showing as well during the exhibition.
Photogram – pin hole photography (éstenopica, sténope), Sténogram(combination of the two techniques together) and photo emulsion product on different supports.
On this workshop each participant will create his own Camera Obscura (one or two) will photograph in the city centre using as well some of my cameras…
In the darkroom we will developing the negatives and positives , some positives will be prints over different material like marble stone, Inox metal, natural wood, canvas, cotton, silk, and different kind of carton and paper.
Beside each will create 3 photogrames of different objects - transparent and / or with interesting form , shapes and structure. Another way of creating a new kind of image is by combining the two technique together - a “Sténogram” (pin hole image with photogram).
The workshop will take place in COBERTURA PHOTO at c/ narciso campillo 4 sevilla
Price: 120€ incloud all photography material.
Maximum 8 person.
For more info. Please contact cobertura photo.