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Photography Summer Session 4

Photo Summer Session 4
July 3–15
David Samuel Stern
Focused Photography

I believe that when photography is used as a tool for making art, your results should reflect predetermined, honed ideas. Students will begin by assembling a collection of reference images, preliminary studies, and sketches. Then they will determine technical strategies, equipment, and materials; make mockups; execute three photoshoots; and review and refine the results. We’ll cover a flexible range of technical skills based on each student’s project as it evolves. Demonstration will be based on digital technology, but students comfortable with film cameras and darkroom printing are welcome to use an analog workflow. Each student, whether a beginner or an experienced photographer, will complete a small body of work in which nothing was left to chance. All levels.

Studio artist: teaching: Brooklyn Brainery (NYC), New York Botanical Garden, Pratt Institute (NYC); residencies: Ostrobothnian Photography Centre (Finland); Vermont Studio Center; editorial commissions: National Geographic, California Sunday Magazine, Brooklyn Academy of Music; representation: Marshall Contemporary (CA), Robert Fontaine Gallery (FL).

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David Samuel Stern, Untitled Woven Portrait 2, three photographic prints on translucent vellum, cut and woven together by hand, 31 x 24 inches
David Samuel Stern, Untitled Woven Portrait 2, three photographic prints on translucent vellum, cut and woven together by hand, 31 x 24 inches