Looking at the Details with Celine Marchbank

18 February 2017

10:30 - 17:00

The Royal Photographic Society
Fenton House
122 Wells Road

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Join award winning photographer Celine Marchbank for a Leica Akademie workshop in partnership with the Royal Photographic Society, held at the Royal Photographic Society's headquarters.

This is an opportunity to gain an insight into Celine’s way of thinking, while being challenged on the day to produce a small body of work for review in the afternoon. Participants are invited to borrow a Leica camera for the duration of the workshop (Reserve a camera/lens prior to the workshop by emailing akademie.uk@leica-camera.com).

We often forget to stop, look and experience the moment, and consider the smaller details surrounding us. On Celine’s workshop she’d like to encourage participants to do just that; study the everyday life around them.

As a photographer, Celine has always been obsessed with finding the beauty in the everyday details we seem to overlook. She feels it’s the photographer’s role to see something others might miss and say ‘hey, look over here’.

You don’t always have to tell the whole story in just one image. You can merely hint at things, and build up the story in a sequence of images”, says Celine.  Inspecting the smaller, abstract and often overlooked details of our everyday life, Celine may ponder the teacup someone has left on a table, an item left on a street, the strange mark along a wall. She always wonders who put it there and when?

With an aim to capture a certain mood in her images, the camera is a tool for creative use; it’s not always about getting images perfectly exposed. Celine will encourage participants to try the same. 

Workshop participants will be sent out to shoot with specific tasks in mind to make them pay more attention to the everyday, and to encourage them to try to create a visual mood and story within their images.

Celine Marchbank is a British documentary photographer. Her work concentrates on small stories, examining the quiet details of everyday life. Much of her work is about exploring inner emotions, to try to understand them and the world around her better.

Celine’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK, and internationally. Her work has been shortlisted for several prestigious awards including The European Publishers Award For Photography, The Deutsche Bank Photography Award, The Lucie Foundation, and was a finalist in the Emergentes DST International Photography Award, Magenta Flash Forward Awards, winner of the Hereford Photography Festival Open Here Award and jury’s choice for the Prix Virginia International Photography Prize for Women.

She is a graduate of the MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography course at the London College of Communication and has a BA in Graphic Design.

A Leica expert will also be in attendance for this workshop.

Venue: The Royal Photographic Society,Fenton House, 122 Wells Rd, Bath, BA2 3AH

Date: Saturday the 18th February 2017

Time: 10.30-17.00

Price: £95

To book a place please click the link here.