Insecure Images: Pinhole Photography and the Camera Obscura
When: Saturdays | June 8, 15, 22, and 29 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Where: Indie Grits Labs | 1013 Duke Ave
Instructor: Eugene Ellenberg
Cost: Nick Member $105 | Non-Member $135
Do you ever want to just look at the light but there’s a camera in your face?
In this workshop, we’ll consider how the presence of the camera challenges and/or enhances our active presence within the experiences we document. Together, we’ll construct pinhole cameras from everyday containers, install a collaborative on-site camera obscura, and explore various approaches to viewing and documenting unfixed light. Blurring the “decisive moment”, we’ll also experiment with non-conventional approaches to exposure duration and in/direct intervention of the image-making process.
Materials Included. Meets once a week for four weeks. Participants ages 16 years and older are welcome to sign up!
Eugene Ellenberg is somewhere thinking about human limitations and the utility of failure. Before completing his MFA at the University of New Mexico, he shared a solo exhibition of interdisciplinary works, We Appreciate Your Progress, at the Sanitary Tortilla Factory in Albuquerque, NM. His work has been shared in group exhibitions, print and web publications. Returning to his home state, he now lives in Columbia, SC where he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Photography at the University of South Carolina.Register Now: