PAOLO VERZONE: A GEOMETRY OF DISORDER. LIGHTING TECHNIQUES FOR PORTAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
A two-days intensive workshop on visual and conceptual analisys of lighting for portait photography. The workshop included a session of shooting at the Puccini Museum, that intend to let the participants examine and deepen the different lighting techniques and offer them the occasion of learning and using different light sources.
Portfolio reviews and presentation of the workshop.
Analisys of the different light sources and their practical uses.
Shooting and final review of the works realized during the workshop.
Born in 1967 in Turin, and based between Italy, France and Spain Paolo Verzone has been a member of Agence VU since 2003. For almost 30 years, Paolo Verzone has been photographing the world around him. At his beginnings, he covers the news as it appears in the pages of European and international magazines: a world in perpetual motion, ever so changing, which he observes with the distance of those not bound to the emergency of the moment.With rigor and eclecticism, he goes from news assignments to long term projects, from embedded documentary stories to posed portraits. From black and white to color, as well, and finally from analog to digital. Over time, his interest of the world is drawn more and more towards its people. He develops demanding sets of photographs made with a medium format view camera, that imposes a focus on the subject, presented full-length. Whether it is a set of portraits of Europeans at the beach, Seeuropeans (1994 / 2002), or the Moscow Project (1991 / 2011), produced in collaboration with Alessandro Albert, the sum of the people photographed reflect upon the multiplicity and singularity of each individual. With his project on the cadets of the main European military academies, started in 2009, Paolo Verzone maps us contemporary Europe through a part of its youth, while questioning the European identity. Paolo Verzone was awarded at World Press Photo in 2000, 2009, and 2015. His photographs are part of different collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Instituto Nazionale della Grafica, in Rome.
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