Medium/Media: photographyLocation: Alte Saline Hallein
For me, photography is a matter of psychology, because personal inhibitions and resistance have to be overcome, as do the fears and doubts of the person to be photographed. I would like to change the established formal vocabulary by ignoring the prevalent view on representing people and situations, and by inspiring the person before me to collaborate.
The course will focus on exploring the extremes of photography, with special interest in the interplay between exaggeration and negation. These two concepts will be dealt with by considering topics such as superartificial, dirty, trash, non-photo, etc.
Tichy, Robert Frank, Martin Kippenberger's photos stapled into shapes, anonymous photography, Francis Bacon's studio, Elfie Semotan's disposable photographs, etc. will serve as examples and references. Students will discuss the theme with the instructors, examining the concepts by means of examples, and go on to create their own works, with emphasis on portraits, fashion photographs and fashion lines. Work will be carried out both in the studio and on location. Students will be expected to develop their own themes, on which they will design two or three extremes.