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Contemporary Still Life

Still-Life Photography from Vanitas to the Editorial

Whether it's classical still life, the presentation of products or photographing works of art. What makes for an exciting still life? How can inanimate objects be brought to life or put into the right perspective? And what kinds of photographic means make it possible to stage small objects?

Together with the photographer Antje Peters, the workshop participants will look at different forms of still-life photography – from traditional Vanitas to still-life editorial photography. Photographing is done in the studio. Technical aspects of photography and the perfection thereof play a role, but are also secondary matters. Not the final result, but the path to getting there itself is the goal. The participants will be able to experiment with the camera, light and composition and examine how everyday objects can be artfully staged as a still life or arranged in the style of a still-life editorial.

Antje Peters, 1979 born in Berlin, lives and works in Berlin. Since studying photography at the Utrecht School of the Arts, she has worked as an independent photographer and artist. In addition to the publication of her works in various books, such as The Book of Paper, The Curator as Barman (Automatic Books) oder Illusion (Lodret Vandret) and magazines, such as L’Officiel, Numéro Homme Berlin, KaDeWe Magazin, Die Dame Magazin, Baron Magazine, they have also appeared in exhibitions at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Goethe-Institut and TENT in Rotterdam, Knoll Galerie Wien as part of curated by_vienna, Amsterdams Center voor Fotografie and the European Months of Photography in Berlin. Her works are part of the current exhibition Optical Illusions . Contemporary Still Life at C/O Berlin.

Time 11 am–5 pm
max. 12 participants
Admission 240 Euro