(Source: pedagogical assessments done by 5 of the 9 photographers who participated in the workshop).
Learn and improve your way of portraying people by mastering the relationship with the subject, being more confident and creating evocative and meaningful portraits. This workshop will also focus on how to best capture a portrait with natural light.
Most of all, the workshop with Richard Dumas will help you discover what is your very own personal path to portrait photography.
“Richard Dumas is not a portraitist, but a photographer. In contrast with another photographer named Richard (Avedon, to be exact), Dumas is not a socialite or a star because he shoots celebrities or fashion photographer. This distinction is not intended to tarnish this celebrated photographer’s essential role but to better understand Dumas’s personal talents.
He is immediately recognizable by his somewhat dandy-like elegance and his intuition for strong and restrained contrasts. His pictures appear to be placed out of time, making them icons through the mystery of his images and their unexpected vibrations of light. This refined photography is nourished by literature, Portuguese cinema, and a rich breath of music ranging from jazz to rock.” Christian Caujolle
Richard Dumas is distributed by Agency VU‘ and represented by POLKA Gallery.
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“As Sam Butler said, an art can only be learned in the workshop of those who are earning their bread by it” Richard Dumas.
“Following a workshop with Richard Dumas is a strong experience. For photographers, it is a plunge into the heart of their inspiration, plunge which can sometimes be destabilizing but always beneficial.
Richard Dumas’ approach during the workshop is far from academic, he does not establish any conclusive judgment on the work, he sets preferences. But it is during the creative process that he guides the photographers towards a creation of their own, he leads them, in a subtle way, in the path towards their personal style of portraiture.
It is often a strong moment for the photographers that are thus lead to discover or rediscover their creativity.” Véronique Sutra, CEO Eyes in Progress