Sat, Jun 17 – Sun, Jun 18, 2023, 11:00–16:30

Image Fantastique

Still life photography
Teens Workshops
© C/O Berlin Foundation

Jun 17 + 18 Jun, 2023
Daiy 11:00–16:30

14–18 years


Mirjana Vrbaški
Gert Jan Stam

Registration fee

50 euro, please bring a packed lunch


Frauke Menzinger

A weekend full of wild, fantastic still lifes! We will create and stage colorful, absurd, surreal, funny and fascinating universes full of objects in the studio in small groups with the help of a photographer and a dramaturge.

We let our imaginations run wild and build fantastic sets with props, fabrics and found materials. The emphasis is on color, composition, and most importantly, freedom! The young photographers are inspired by the work of Viviane Sassen, Hannah Hughes, and Erin O'Keefe, and by the current exhibitions of Daido Moriyama, Jochen Lempert and Farah Al Qasimi.

Once the sets are built, we experiment with different studio lighting techniques - daylight, continuous light, strobes - to understand the infinite possibilities of light and finally photograph the amazing creations with the perfect lighting mix.

Mirjana Vrbaški, born in 1978 in Montreal in Canada and raised in Belgrade in Serbia, lives and works as a freelance artist in Berlin. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 2010. Since then, she has focused her work on portraiture, where she has developed a distinctive visual signature. Her ongoing series Verses of Emptiness has been exhibited widely internationally, including at the Fotomuseum Den Haag (NL), Museum Kranenburgh (NL), and Transformer Station (USA), and is included in prestigious collections.

Gert-Jan Stam is a theater maker and studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Amsterdam School of Writing. His work is about collaboratively creating productions. His do-it-together concepts have been presented in Germany, France, Croatia, Egypt, Japan and China, among other countries. Together with architect Breg Horemans, he founded TAAT in 2012, a collective working with the latest means of theater and architecture, visual arts and design.

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