In this one-of-a-kind workshop Jean-Luc Maby will take participants step by step through an exploration of light.
Things will get under way outdoors, with light first to be perceived and worked with, then to be given a new lease of life in a studio situation. The parameters for each day will include light's intensity and spread, and the shapes and shadows it gives rise to.
Thus participants will home in on observing, understanding and manipulating light as used by an "applied photography" professional to reveal, describe and rechannel works of art.
The aim of the photography and analysis sessions will be to grasp the expressiveness, emotion and sometimes the sheer magic skilled use of light can bring to a subject and a photographic project.
-Photographs, portfolio, press book, etc; indicative of your level.
-Film and/or digital cameras, with tripod and flash if possible. Note that given the processing times required, view cameras and black and white film are excluded (films are not provided).
-Participants working with digital material can bring a memory stick, external hard drive and/or a laptop computer for storing their images.
PHOTOGRAPHER'S BIOGRAPHY :
After studies in the social sciences, Jean-Luc Maby taught himself photography and has been practising the discipline since 1979, with a special emphasis on the arts: painting, sculpture, posters, ceramics, fabrics and costumes, all approached with the care and respect they deserve. In his studio, he meticulously and self-effacingly seeks the right angle and lighting, as if working with a model. He has shown at the Galerie Agathe Gaillard in Paris and the Cultural Centre in Créteil, and more recently has worked in Arles, photographing the collection at the Arlaten museum (Le Museon Arlaten à travers le miroir, pub. Images en Manoeuvres) and the exhibition César, le Rhône pour Mémoire, at the Musée Départemental de l’Arles Antique.