ONE DAY WORKSHOPS – LONDON

 

Location: my home studio.

North West London.

NW11 0RL

Nearest tube Golders Green

Free parking outside

 

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I run a variety of one-day, small group bespoke workshops. Typically, these workshops are relevant to where I am with my own photography or printing, writing and photobook making. Having a very personal interest in the workshops is why I often co-lead with a renowned

expert or invite them to lead.

 

Because I have a special interest in each workshop, the financial model is different, and I can 'afford' to keep the group size to a maximum of 4-6 people per workshop. This way, the emphasis is very much on individual attention and it makes the workshops more of a peer group, like minded, shared learning experience. The size of the group also depends on whether the workshop is of a practical nature and involves more hands-on work.

 

One of the things I love about these one day workshops, is they appeal to the kind of person who wants to be part on an ongoing shared learning experience, in which everyone becomes friends and supports each other  during and after the workshop.

 

Studio set up

My daylight home studio is fully equipped for fine-art printing and photobook making. Equipment includes an Eizo 27" CG276 monitor, 27" iMac, Macbook Pro, full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Epson 7900 and 3880 printers, Canon Pixma Pro-1 printer, daylight viewing booth, Imacon virtual drum scanner, Microtek A3 flatbed scanner, foil blocking/debossing press, paper guillotine, heavy-duty rotary trimmer, Morso picture framing mitre cutter, professional mount cutter, and all the paraphenalia required to hand finish and bind photobooks.

 

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1:  WRITING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

 

With B&W Photography magazine editor Elizabeth Roberts

 

Date: Dates to be announced soon

Date: 10.00 – 5.00

Location: my NW London home studio

Cost: £125 including, lunch and refreshments

 

Maximum six places

 

I love writing for B&W Photography magazine (although I could do without the deadlines!) and I especially love working with Elizabeth. Not only is she a great editor, she also happens to be a fully trained and highly experienced creative writing teacher.

 

For this workshop, her emphasis will be on writing for self-published photobooks e.g. the introduction and short essay, plus writing articles for magazines.

 

To get maximum benefit from this workshop, which includes Elizabeth's advice on developing your own unique form of writing, you are encouraged to bring a project you are working on. I'll bring the Photo Notebook series of books I am currently working on, that I want to

self-publish soon.

 

To book: please use the Contact Form

or call me on 07973 720 641

 

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2:  STITCH BOUND/SEWN INKJET PHOTOBOOK MAKING

 

With photographer & photobook maker Eddie Ephraums

 

Date: To be confirmed soon

Location: my NW London home studio

Cost: £135 including all materials, lunch and refreshments

 

Limited to six places

 

In this small group workshop you will learn how to create two types of

beautiful, simple to make, stitch bound/sewn, inkjet printed books.

 

The easiest to make is a 3-hole sewn book, comprising a single section of several folded and gathered printed sheets, bound with a single thread. The other method Joe and I will cover is the even more decorative, Japanese side-sewn/stab-sewn process. For both types of book you will learn how best to print back-to-back folded pages. All the other stages of the process will also be covered, from concept to print, including picture editing/sequencing and sewing, with

plenty of time for discussion.

 

Of particular benefit is the opportunity to discuss and pick up tips on picture sequencing in relation to the narrative content of your sewn book.

 

During the workshop you'll make your own books, based on your images, using readily available tools, materials and simple technique, so you can repeat the process at home. We'll print on Fotospeed Matt Duo and HWS Lite Duo, 100% cotton rag paper.

 

To reserve a place: please use the Contact Form

or call me on 07973 720 641

 

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3:  CONCERTINA FOLDOUT BOOK MAKING

 

With photographer & photobook maker Eddie Ephraums

 

Date: To be confirmed soon

Location: Eddie's NW London home studio

Cost: £135 including all materials, lunch and refreshments

 

Limited to six places

 

In this small group workshop you will learn how to make inkjet printed concertina books, folded and bound in various different ways.

 

As with the stitch/sewn book workshop, all the stages of the process will be covered, from concept to print, including picture editing/sequencing, design, printing and binding, with plenty of time for discussion. Similarly, of particular benefit is the opportunity to discuss and pick up tips on picture sequencing in relation to the narrative content of a concertina book. The sequencing tends to work differently for a concertina book, as the book can be viewed either as double page spreads, or as a combination of spreads, or as the book as a whole.

 

During the workshop you'll make your own foldout book, based on your images, using readily available tools, materials and simple technique, so you can repeat the process at home. We'll print on Fotospeed Matt Duo and HWS Lite Duo, 100% cotton rag paper. and you'll learn how to create an easy-to-make, slipcase/sleeve.

 

To reserve a place: please use the Contact Form

or call me on 07973 720 641

 

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OR…  I CAN CREATE A BESPOKE WORKSHOP FOR YOU

 

I am regularly asked if I can organise bespoke workshops, typically for small groups of like-minded friends. If this is you, then please do contact me and we can discuss your group's particular requirements.

 

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**  WANT TO BE KEPT INFORMED OF FUTURE WORKSHOPS?

 

Please use the Contact Me form to express an interest in forthcoming workshops, or to suggest a future workshop topic, or to be kept informed of forthcoming workshop dates.

 

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OPEN STUDIO LOCATION WORKSHOPS – NW SCOTLAND

 

Every spring and autumn I co-lead residential workshops in NW Scotland, at the Open Studio Workshop centre that I run with my OSW partner Adrian Hollister. Spring and autumn are when the light is at its best – low in the sky and full of drama – and the days are short, leaving plenty of studio time to edit and work on projects.

 

These workshops are typically a week-long, providing a wonderful balance to my photobook mentoring and one day London workshops. Single occupancy accommodation is in the local Aultbea hotel, where, under new management, the food and hospitality are excellent. At the workshop centre, my OSW partner Adrian's wife, Katie, makes the most exceptional afternoon teas. It's not all about food though.

Adrian and I make sure you do plenty of work to burn it off.

 

On the OSW website you'll find a list of current workshops.

 

For more information:

www.openstudioworkshops.com

 

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