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23 - 27 April

LUDOVIC CAREME

Portrait : a different me

23 April - 27 April

Individual financing rate: 780 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 intense course will focus on the encounters and interactions that occur when portraits are made. Their specific aspects will be addressed alongside Ludovic Carème from day one, especially during a shoot with a model that will allow participants to work on distance, direction and lighting.

In addition to advice, tips and adjustments, participants will identify what they need to develop, improve and, sometimes, rethink. The idea will be to draw upon certain skills and abilities, trying to surpass them by developing new ones. Participants will test and refine them every day by completing a personal project in real-life conditions. With Mr. Carème, they will discuss the desires, fears and emotions that influence interacting with the persons photographed in one way or another. Starting with the self, they will build trust with the model, not settling for the image he or she wants to give of him or herself. This step is necessary for finding solutions and creating coherent portraits determined by light, framing, format and background. This painstaking work takes the human into account with shooting sessions and a rigorous selection of the photographs made.

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 Tuesday
- Ends: 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, it followed by an exhibition until 9:30 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