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Laura STEVENS

Portrait: Poetry and intimacy

Over the days, step by step, Laura Stevens will guide everyone in the creation of a coherent series with the portrait as a common thread. A fascinating work which will combine research on aesthetic and technical aspects such as light, colors, retouching and areas of substance, focusing on the vulnerability of the model, narration and poetry.

A course that will seek to make visible what we do not immediately see but which is felt, sought, breathed, built little by little, often through trial and error. Thus, it will be a question of sensitivity, of emotions, of the person who takes the photographs as well as of the person opposite, placed in front of the lens. 

A quest for the intimate, which will be woven with the model, on the thread, in tension, exploring the slightest looks, movements, postures, breathing. In this dialogue with others, it is through personal choices, distance and light that a certain poetry will be born, shaped by an atmosphere, mysteries and a certain romanticism.

An approach which will be built by working and specifying the pictoriality of each photograph, by intervening in small touches on the files. Day after day, the photographs taken will respond to each other, coming together to compose a coherent, refined whole, retaining the essentials.

The achievements of each and everyone will then be presented in the form of an exhibition on the last day.

LAURA STEVENS
Laura Stevens is a British photographer living in Paris. Her practice is located at the intersection of the female gaze and the personal gaze in stories of relationship and transformation. In calm and cinematic compositions, she highlights a psychological state and an inner drama in her subjects. With a painterly eye on light, color and gesture, she uses photography to reveal emotional depth. In still and moving images, Stevens explores vulnerability, loneliness and intimacy through a dark and tender lens. She works for publications including, among others, Le Figaro Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, GQ, The Guardian Saturday Magazine, Les Inrockuptibles, InStyle, Libération, Madame Figaro, Le Monde, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Télérama, The Times Magazine, etc.

She is represented by the Modds agency and the Miranda gallery.


PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Face-to-face training
Location: historic center of Arles
Mobility: stairs to access the building and for several interior rooms (contact us)
Number of participants: between 6 and 10 people
Start of the photo course on the first day: 10:00 a.m.
End of the photo course on the last day: 7:00 p.m. followed by a group presentation until 9:00 p.m.
Hours on other days: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Possibility to bring your meal and eat on site during the lunch break
 

CONTENT
Daily shooting
Selection session on computer and/or reading draw
Study and analysis of the photographs taken
Daily reflections and discussions to define the characteristics of a personal approach
Analysis of the different central stages of a photographic production
“Final editing” session in order to produce a homogeneous series
Finalization of a series on digital file, printed then hung

OBJECTIVES & TARGETED SKILLS
Understand different stages of producing a photographic series:
- Take photos;
- Finalize a “coherent” set of digital photographs on a portrait theme: editing, printing and distribution of the series during the end-of-training exhibition.

FEES
See the list of prices, which depend on length and type of financial aid. Request an estimate.

ACCESS MODALITY AND TIMES
After receipt of the registration and self-positioning form, a telephone or message exchange can be carried out. Registration is definitively validated after acceptance of the training contract and receipt of the 30% deposit after a 14-day withdrawal period.

TEACHING MEANS
Supervision by a professional trainer/photographer
The trainer reads the registration and self-positioning form in advance in order to adapt the process and the means to the objectives.

TECHNICAL MEANS
Mac computer stations / card reader
Video projector
Flash and LED lighting on request
Hybrid digital camera on request
A library of photographic works

HAVE (IDEALLY)
2 memory cards (to keep your photos)
Possibly hard drive (mac compatible) or your computer if you wish
Interview and individualized assessment upon entry into training
Carrying out practical exercises continuously evaluated by the trainer
Oral assessment at the end of training


FORMALIZATION AT THE END OF THE TRAINING
Certificate of end of training

ACCESSIBILITY AND DISABILITY
Presence of stairs to access the training location, certain classrooms and shooting locations. Currently, no access ramp or elevator. Whether you are recognized as having a disability or not, we are at your disposal for any information, and will do everything possible to facilitate your welcome.

 

CONTACTS AND INFORMATION
Les Rencontres d’Arles
Siret: 309 952 489 000 32
Activity declaration number: 93 13 002 55 13
Marie Couteux & Marion Brun stage@rencontres-arles.com
+33(0) 490 967 606 >rencontres-arles.com/workshops

5 jours / 35h - Tarif en Autofinancement 790,00€  
(sold out)


Portrait: Poetry and intimacy

5 jours / 35h - Tarif en Autofinancement 790,00€  
(sold out)


Over the days, step by step, Laura Stevens will guide everyone in the creation of a coherent series with the portrait as a common thread. A fascinating work which will combine research on aesthetic and technical aspects such as light, colors, retouching and areas of substance, focusing on the vulnerability of the model, narration and poetry.

A course that will seek to make visible what we do not immediately see but which is felt, sought, breathed, built little by little, often through trial and error. Thus, it will be a question of sensitivity, of emotions, of the person who takes the photographs as well as of the person opposite, placed in front of the lens. 

A quest for the intimate, which will be woven with the model, on the thread, in tension, exploring the slightest looks, movements, postures, breathing. In this dialogue with others, it is through personal choices, distance and light that a certain poetry will be born, shaped by an atmosphere, mysteries and a certain romanticism.

An approach which will be built by working and specifying the pictoriality of each photograph, by intervening in small touches on the files. Day after day, the photographs taken will respond to each other, coming together to compose a coherent, refined whole, retaining the essentials.

The achievements of each and everyone will then be presented in the form of an exhibition on the last day.

LAURA STEVENS
Laura Stevens is a British photographer living in Paris. Her practice is located at the intersection of the female gaze and the personal gaze in stories of relationship and transformation. In calm and cinematic compositions, she highlights a psychological state and an inner drama in her subjects. With a painterly eye on light, color and gesture, she uses photography to reveal emotional depth. In still and moving images, Stevens explores vulnerability, loneliness and intimacy through a dark and tender lens. She works for publications including, among others, Le Figaro Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, GQ, The Guardian Saturday Magazine, Les Inrockuptibles, InStyle, Libération, Madame Figaro, Le Monde, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Télérama, The Times Magazine, etc.

She is represented by the Modds agency and the Miranda gallery.


PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Face-to-face training
Location: historic center of Arles
Mobility: stairs to access the building and for several interior rooms (contact us)
Number of participants: between 6 and 10 people
Start of the photo course on the first day: 10:00 a.m.
End of the photo course on the last day: 7:00 p.m. followed by a group presentation until 9:00 p.m.
Hours on other days: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Possibility to bring your meal and eat on site during the lunch break
 

CONTENT
Daily shooting
Selection session on computer and/or reading draw
Study and analysis of the photographs taken
Daily reflections and discussions to define the characteristics of a personal approach
Analysis of the different central stages of a photographic production
“Final editing” session in order to produce a homogeneous series
Finalization of a series on digital file, printed then hung

OBJECTIVES & TARGETED SKILLS
Understand different stages of producing a photographic series:
- Take photos;
- Finalize a “coherent” set of digital photographs on a portrait theme: editing, printing and distribution of the series during the end-of-training exhibition.

FEES
See the list of prices, which depend on length and type of financial aid. Request an estimate.

ACCESS MODALITY AND TIMES
After receipt of the registration and self-positioning form, a telephone or message exchange can be carried out. Registration is definitively validated after acceptance of the training contract and receipt of the 30% deposit after a 14-day withdrawal period.

TEACHING MEANS
Supervision by a professional trainer/photographer
The trainer reads the registration and self-positioning form in advance in order to adapt the process and the means to the objectives.

TECHNICAL MEANS
Mac computer stations / card reader
Video projector
Flash and LED lighting on request
Hybrid digital camera on request
A library of photographic works

HAVE (IDEALLY)
2 memory cards (to keep your photos)
Possibly hard drive (mac compatible) or your computer if you wish
Interview and individualized assessment upon entry into training
Carrying out practical exercises continuously evaluated by the trainer
Oral assessment at the end of training


FORMALIZATION AT THE END OF THE TRAINING
Certificate of end of training

ACCESSIBILITY AND DISABILITY
Presence of stairs to access the training location, certain classrooms and shooting locations. Currently, no access ramp or elevator. Whether you are recognized as having a disability or not, we are at your disposal for any information, and will do everything possible to facilitate your welcome.

 

CONTACTS AND INFORMATION
Les Rencontres d’Arles
Siret: 309 952 489 000 32
Activity declaration number: 93 13 002 55 13
Marie Couteux & Marion Brun stage@rencontres-arles.com
+33(0) 490 967 606 >rencontres-arles.com/workshops



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