Imagine creating your own photographic stories with a Baroque Italian villa as your set, and the rolling hills of Tuscany as your backdrop. Welcome to “The Art of Poetic Storytelling.” In this six-day/seven-night workshop/retreat, set in the hilltop Tuscan village of Benabbio, we will develop and hone our ability to craft conceptual images with authentic emotional resonance.
In the context of a supportive, collaborative community, we will live, eat and work together as we spend the week planning, shooting, and post-producing personal narrative photographs. These constructed scenes may tell stories, suggest dreams, or reveal inner landscapes. We will learn the principles of creating compositions that are dynamic and cohesive, practice how to shape light expressively, and explore how to pose and direct models as the actors in our scenes. Finally, as we strive to grow in our role as emotional messengers, we will discuss and explore chosen methods and techniques, based on both current brain research and time-tested artistic practice, that are designed to push us out of our comfort zones to higher levels of creative engagement. Join us for a week of inspiration, exploration, camaraderie, (and great food!) in this magical setting.
RICHARD TUSCHMAN began experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990s, developing a style that synthesized his interests in photography, painting and assemblage. Tuschman’s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums nationally and internationally, and his photographs have been published in numerous magazines and journals. He was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography in 2016. Richard Tuschman currently lives and works in Europe.Read more about Richard Tuschman
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You will be asked to complete a simple application and include a check made out to Alchemy Studio in the amount of $500 as soon as you have decided that you are serious about attending this workshop. The faculty will review all applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Accepted applicants will be notified soon after receipt of their applications. This will reserve your spot in the workshop.
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Featured Image: “Hotel by Railroad” © 2012 Richard Tuschman