The nude is a wonderful subject to explore our personal identity, our sense of self, and the nature of beauty.

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In this workshop, we will learn to see the nude in a new way. Through engaging exercises and insightful discussions, we will take the intimidation out of photographing the nude.  Using models of different body types–young and old, male and female, thin and not-so-thin—we can explore our feelings and preconceptions of how the body looks.   It is a classical and magnificent subject, and still possesses the potential for artistic inspiration and originality. We will use an intuitive approach in looking at the body to produce images that are uniquely our own. In discovering the human form beyond our initial judgements and visual assumptions, we will rediscover it as a vehicle for the deepest personal expression.

This class is recommended for passionate amateurs, experienced professionals, and anyone interested in creating new and powerful images through exploration and discovery. Since this is not based in a digital lab, students are encouraged to bring a laptop for image processing and editing, as well as a portfolio of 10-15 images to share with the class.

All Image Credit ©Connie Imboden


Past student work (left to right): Heather Schuler, Chloe Beaman, Jean Claude Schmidt, Anderson Munch

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Instructor: Connie Imboden

Connie Imboden’s photographs are represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,  National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C., Philadelphia Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Corcoran Museum, Washington D.C., Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, France, Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany and many other public and private collections in Europe and the Americas. Her work has been exhibited in an extensive range of group and solo shows at galleries and museums in England, France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and the United States.