This classic subject is still the most controversial one. With good reason! The human form makes a magnificent subject - alluring, graceful, beautiful and elegant. The nude is also a provocative and complex subject.
The body challenges preconceptions of beauty, the understanding of "self" and humanity, and the mysterious dynamics between body and spirit, body and mind. Engaging in this process demands that one relies on an intuitive eye - that is, seeing without the typical frames with which we make sense of the world. Freeing oneself of these constraints opens new ways of seeing. The result can be startling, exciting, and liberating.
The goal of the class is two-fold: first, to engage in exercises that helps participants recognize and develop their intuitive sense, and secondly, to photograph the nude with increased reliance on the intuitive eye. Participants photograph the nude in a variety of locations, directed by assignments designed to see and photograph this powerful subject in unique and personal ways.
Students are encouraged to bring a laptop for image processing and editing since this is not a based in a digital lab classroom.