During this three-day workshop, the gaze and composition will be central to each participant’s photographic approach. The workshop will also focus on the lighting and colours that play an important role in the atmosphere of a place or a situation.
In order to explore these major principles as best and as simply as possible, Gueorgui Pinkhassov will even propose that participants with smart phones and the Instagram app make use of them. Discreet and lightweight, eliminating a certain number of time-consuming technical manipulations and offering the possibility of immediately seeing various kinds of renderings and textures, the smart phone allows participants to express their creativity and give free reign to their curiosity.
Much more than a photographic tool, this material will be a formidable educational one for experimentation and for rapidly making different kinds of choices that define an approach, without getting entangled in endless gadget options and other effects.
The workshop’s aim is to define a singular photographic style that could then be developed using ‘conventional’ cameras and photographic equipment.
In this context, discussion and editing sessions will be crucial moments that will enrich each participant’s approach and practice.
A Magnum member since 1994, Gueorgui Pinkhassov began his photographic career as set photographer on Andrei Tarkovski’s film Stalker. He regularly works for the international press and, more particularly, for GEO, Grand Reportage and The New-York Times Magazine. Gueorgui Pinkhassov’s work reflects his passion for exploring singular details, through particular reflections and lighting. It often approaches abstraction, for example in his book Sightwalk (Phaidon, 1998).