When you feel something and see something, how do you frame it? How do you make a visceral experience visual?
This six hour intensive workshop will focus on composition, the musicality of moments and learning to see light.
We will explore how to make your own meaning clear, how to be at ease in your surroundings and how to be comfortable in your “photographic” skin.
We will also examine body language as a form of communication that affects your practice and allows you to improvise, and we will discuss how cinema can inspire photography. Joseph Michael Lopez will be your guide in helping you find your voice in this expressive street photography workshop.
Joseph Michael Lopez was born in New York City in 1973 to a mother who escaped the Cuban revolution in 1967. He began his career as an analog cinematographer on the critically acclaimed Bruce Weber film, Chop Suey (2001), and was an autodidact until 2009, when he approached Columbia University without an undergraduate degree and was accepted as a MFA candidate based on the merit of his documentary portfolio. He completed his MFA in 2011. Currently, Joseph divides his time between long-form projects, teaching, and commercial work. His photographs have appeared on the cover of M, The Magazine for Leica M Photography, The Sunday Review of The New York Times, New York magazine and The New Yorker, among others.
Joseph’s photographs of Cuba work are currently on exhibit in Cuban Photography after 1980: Selections from the Museum’s Collection, at The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. A recently commissioned series of his photographs of New York neighborhoods, titled New York at Its Core: Future City Lab, is permanently installed at The Museum of the City of New York. Images from Dear New Yorker, the series from which this commission originated, have also been published in Bystander: A History of Street Photography, by Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz, and 100 Great Street Photographs, by David Gibson.
Booking details: .
Courses limited to 12 people .
Duration: 1 Day (10:00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.) .
Price: $245.00 Special: $125.00 .