Eiben Hall, Room 110, Chaminade University
Instructor: Peter Shaindlin
In today’s ocean of photography— some estimate as many as four billion images a day are taken— people photograph what they see rather than what they imagine. What does it mean to photograph creatively today?
Selfies are largely a bi-product of social media, an environment which will eventually evolve, devolve or at the least, cease to exist as it does today. Is your photography truly purposeful? And if so, to what end?
Peter Shaindlin will present a framework by which the contemporary photographer can learn to identify himself philosophically, with a view towards casting an original personal aesthetic for his work set on a solid foundation of meaning and passion. New, meaningful, resonating work will emerge.
Peter Shaindlin is a contemporary photographer whose work concentrates on the importance of understanding and using the classical canon in the representation of the human body, centering on the female nude as a center of power. Peter studied photography and visual arts at NYU and has taught photography, focusing on the human form as well as the importance of classical principles in contemporary art. He is represented by Westwood Gallery in New York City.