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19 - 23 July

LUDOVIC CARÈME

Portrait : a different me

19 - 23 July
5 jours

Individual financing rate: 790 euros

All level

Online registration

Fabrice Courthial & Loïc Colomb
stage@rencontres-arles.com
+33(0)490 967 606

A portrait is far more than the mere representation of a person. It is a record of the encounter between photographer and model.
The photographer needs to counter the subject's urge to project a 'controlled image' of themselves, by establishing a relationship of trust and getting close.
Ludovic Carème will be working meticulously with the participants to build this intimate relationship. It will involve appropriating solutions for directing a photo shoot, getting away from the distance imposed by the person being photographed, and creating a coherent set-up dictated by choice of lighting, composition, format, and background.
After a session with a model chosen by us, participants will make use of the Rencontres d’Arles's many contacts to engage in a more personal project involving people, social groups or jobs in Arles.
Using artificial or natural light, we will be making various experiments and going through a careful selection process in order to hone work in progress so that it adds up to a coherent series.
Because taking photos of other people is also a way of talking about oneself, a photograph reveals the sensitivity and the feelings of the photographer vis-à-vis his/her subject. Participants will be encouraged to talk to Ludovic Carème about their hopes, their fears, their wishes and dreams, so that everyone gets to know one another better.
LUDOVIC CARÈME
Photographer Ludovic Carème was born in Paris. He lived in London then Madrid, criss-crossing South America and South Asia before beginning his studies in photography at the ETPA photography school in Toulouse. On his return to Paris, he began working for Libération and he produced a series of portraits of mixed race couples from the Parisian suburbs named ‘Ulis Mix’. After an exhibition organised by les Éditions Saravah on the top floor of the Montparnasse tower in Paris, he went on to exhibit at VISA pour l’image, stirring up much positive critism from the French press. Carème's work has been projected over recent years at the Rencontres d’Arles, VISA pour l’image and the Night of the Year in Sao Paulo, in PPP in Cambodgia, in SESC in Sao Paulo...
His work is currently publish in : New York Times, Vogue, La Repubblica, The Independent, Libération, le Monde, Télérama, Elle...
www.ludoviccareme.com
WORKSHOP CONTENT
- Presentation of the profession of photographer
- Analysis of the participant's previous work
- Definition of a personal project
- Technical exercises relating to the portrait: framing, lighting, equipment, etc.
- Individual photo sessions
- Analysis of the pictures taken, editing, and building of a unified, convincing series
- Final one-to-one interview
This course will focus on meeting people and the interactions fostered by making portraits. From day one, Ludovic Carème will cover all the ground, especially during a shooting session where participants will work on finding the right distance, directing people and using light.

In addition to advice, tips and adjustments, the course will emphasize identifying what participants must specify, explore, improve and also sometimes rethink. Talks with Mr. Carème will help them decide on an approach and a method that will take privacy into account, relying on the desires, fears and feelings that define us and, in one way or another, influence the encounters and the project underway.

Participants will experiment with these points every day by committing to a personal project. The approaches can be very diverse. They may focus on a set of portraits, taken on location or in the studio, of people briefly met or Arles residents who will be followed for several days. The approach can also open up and become the portrait of a place, an institution or a social group through the people there, but also show spaces, details, time, etc. the festival team’s location spotting and numerous contacts can facilitate meetings and subjects.

Starting with the self, participants will forge trusting relationships with the people photographed and go beyond the image they spontaneously want to give of themselves.

this crucial step is necessary for finding solutions and creating a cogent whole through lighting, framing, format and background.

The painstaking process will take the human into account with shooting sessions and a thorough selection of photographs.

LUDOVIC CARÈME
Photographer Ludovic Carème was born in Paris. He lived in London then Madrid, criss-crossing South America and South Asia before beginning his studies in photography at the ETPA photography school in Toulouse. On his return to Paris, he began working for Libération and he produced a series of portraits of mixed race couples from the Parisian suburbs named ‘Ulis Mix’. After an exhibition organised by les Éditions Saravah on the top floor of the Montparnasse tower in Paris, he went on to exhibit at VISA pour l’image, stirring up much positive critism from the French press. Carème's work has been projected over recent years at the Rencontres d’Arles, VISA pour l’image and the Night of the Year in Sao Paulo, in PPP in Cambodgia, in SESC in Sao Paulo...His work is currently publish in : New York Times, Vogue, La Repubblica, The Independent, Libération, le Monde, Télérama, Elle...
www.ludoviccareme.com

WORKSHOP CONTENT
- Analysis of the participant's previous work
- Definition of a personal project
- Technical exercises relating to the portrait: framing, lighting, equipment, etc.
- Individual photo sessions
- Analysis of the pictures taken, editing, and building of a unified, convincing series

BRING
- A selection of around 30 images attesting to your practice (preferably on paper/format of your choice)
- Your camera, charger and cables
- 2 or 3 memory cards- A Mac
-compatible hard drive or your computer if you wish

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- Number of participants: 6 to 12
- Begins: 10:00 a.m. on Monday
- Ends: 7:00 p.m. on Friday, it followed by an exhibition until 9:00 pm
- Location: historic center near the Arles arena

GOAL
- Learn the various steps involved in creating a photo series
- Develop a point of view based on a selection of photographs

TEACHING METHOD-
Taught by an instructor and an assistant

EQUIPMENT
- Mac computers
- A photo library (app. 500 references)
- Various kinds of lighting systems, studio accessories, tripod, etc.

EVALUATION
- Private end-of-course interview and evaluation
- The instructor continuously evaluates the personal series
- Oral end-of-course evaluation
Dernière mise à jour : 24 June 2021