Explore your creativity: A Fine Art Photography workshop with Susana Sanromán

Join artist and photographer Susana Sanromán in a Leica Akademie workshop, that will push participants to examine their photographic practice, analyse their strengths and guide them to embark on a creative photography project.

Susana Sanromán is a fine art photographer, and has been involved in numerous international exhibitions including; ‘Exposure’ at Louvre Museum, Venice Biennale and Art Takes Miami, among others.

Attendees will learn to identify and define the traces of their personal style, working to acquire the skills necessary to deliver a creative project, putting particular emphasis in finding their personal vision and a linking concept.

The aim is to change the way in which photography is typically presented, moving away from the production of disconnected image making, towards the creative and considered narrative of the photograph. There will be a theoretical and a practical assignment.

Candidates will be expected to bring 5 to10 images representatives of their practice.

Leica Cameras are available to loan for the workshop (see participants notes) and other cameras of the participants choice are also welcome.

Date: Saturday, 8th December 2018

Time: 10.00-17:00

10am - Introducing Susana's own practice. Reviewing a couple of projects from start to finish, going through the development of the concept, the process and the presentation of the final outcomes.

11am - Presentation of examples of various photographer's projects, looking for the cues that make a photographer and their vision unique.

This will help to illustrate how a project can be divided into different elements:

 -The Narrative

 -Subject matter: Abstract or figurative

 -Colour: Colour vs B+W

 -Concept: Are you a farmer or a hunter?

 -Approach: General or intimate

12pm - Initial review on participant's images, discussing the participant’s work and their perspectives (the participants are asked to bring a selection of their favourite photographs, between 5 and 10).

12.45pm - Lunch break

2pm - Outdoor shooting with a subject/focus in mind – (a camera body and lens will be made available to you for the duration of the workshop if requested beforehand – please see Participant Notes)

3.30pm - Review and editing. Attendees have 30 minutes to make a 5 to10 photo edit.

4pm-  Group Review. Feedback and analysis on final edit (comparative with previous image edit).  The whole group will participate and discuss this process.

    Leica Store City of London
    18 Royal Exchange
    EC3V 3LP

    This workshop is open to all levels of photographers, who are keen to develop a photo project and their photography skills. Please bring a laptop and a memory stick with your selection of no more than 10 images that represent your style for discussion.

    A limited number of loan cameras are available on request.  If you’d like to borrow a Leica camera please email akademie.uk@leica-camera.com to check availability.

    If borrowing Leica equipment, you will need to bring two forms of ID to the session. The first form of ID should be a passport or UK driving license and the second form of ID a utility bill showing your home address.

    Please bring your own laptop for editing and post production work.

    The workshop will include outdoor shooting, so please bring appropriate clothing and suitable protection for your camera.

    Susana Sanromán is a Spanish visual artist, living in London and working across different media: Photography, Video-Art, Installation and Performance. Since completing her B.A. (hons) in photography at the LCC, University of the Arts London, she has been involved in numerous international exhibitions and artist residences in Europe, Asia & America.

    In constant evolution, promoted by its creative vision and a distinctive visual language, her work emerges in a narrative dictated by the visceral impulses of a global society, which walks towards a hyper connected, degraded, ambiguous, hypnotic collective mind.

    Her art work has been selected and shown in several Art Fairs over the years; Exposure 2015 at Louvre Museum, Venice Biennale 2017 and 2015, Tallinn Art Week 2018 , NordArt 2016 & 2015, Art takes Miami 2015 & 2014, Interfilm Berlin 2017, CineMare International 2017 ,ArtCop21, Mar de Mares 2015, Spain Now 2015, 2014 & 2013, Futurising 2009 and Caja Madrid Generación 2008.

    She assisted internationally renowned artist Tom Hunter from 2008 to 2013. Following this, her photographic essay ' Women looking at women: the female gaze' was published, in 2009.


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