Break routine to break new ground

Expect to be jolted.  You will learn the benefits of collaborating on creative photographic projects to enhance your individual talents.

Each day the assignments will extend your creative horizons. They include storytelling which involves choosing a project and working collaboratively to develop a body of work, visual rhymes, multiple exposures and visualizing poetry. Whether working solo or on shared projects, the challenges are stepping stones which exercise the creative muscles and build throughout the week.

Every exercise is introduced with examples drawn from classic photographic literature and also the instructors’ own portfolios plus their collaborative work.

There are many disciplines in the arts where collaboration is the norm. Yet photography is typically a solitary pursuit. This course illustrates the rewards of sharing creative decisions with other talented photographers. Learn and grow with the flow of ideas.  Your individual talents will not be diminished but complimented.

The instructors will help and encourage your growth in developing a rich body of images.

Sponsored by Leica. Complimentary access to Leica cameras & lenses.



Eileen McCarney Muldoon and Olaf Willoughby

Eileen McCarney Muldoon

Eileen is a fine arts photographer living and working in Jamestown, RI.  Her photographic style has been described as painterly, but she prefers to attribute her style to the gift that photography has given her to see the world with the eyes of an artist.  She uses natural light as a means to express emotion.

Cartier–Bresson knew when he captured the “decisive moment” in his street photography.  Eileen too, has expressed the joy of capturing that moment, but in a very different manner.  Her “decisive moment” is when she feels she loses herself to her subject & knows there is a complete union.  She believes that her finest images all share that moment.

When Eileen is not working on her art, she is teaching photography at local, regional and international workshops.   Her work has been exhibited at Newport Art Museum, The Providence Art Club, Mystic Arts Center and numerous galleries throughout New England and New York.  Additionally, Eileen has had two books published and is currently working on her third.  


Olaf Willoughby

Olaf is a photographer, writer and researcher living in London, UK.         He believes good art leaves space for the viewer to engage with the work and tries to achieve this through visual storytelling. His stories involve everything from advocacy to collaboration with other artists. From compositing images to combining abstracts with haiku poetry. 

Olaf has a life long fascination with creativity. Exploring new and different ways in which we can take our work as artists to new levels. As Robert Frost said, “No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader’.

His work has been; featured in UK fine art and photo magazines, exhibited in UK, US and European venues and endorsed by The World Wildlife Fund who distributed 5,000 ebook copies of Olafs’ book, ‘Antarctica, A Sense of Place’ to help raise money for environmental causes.

His interest in storytelling also extends beyond photography. He has spoken on the art of using storytelling to improve business communications on various platforms in London, Basel, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Athens and Chicago. 



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