Friday, June 25, 6-8pm, Saturday, June 26, 3pm-sunset, and Sunday, June 27, 10am-12pm
ONLINE and on the streets
Instructors: Ian Hunt and Philippe Gross
Street photography is the art of catching the stories of our daily life in a fraction of a second. The topics are as wide as the human experience: Humor, beauty, joy, pain, love, tenderness, the full range of emotions as well as abstract concepts through geometry and texture. In its best form, it is the art of revealing dimensions of the mundane that our habits prevent us from seeing. Through this practice, we end up discovering that our world is infinitely richer than what we are used to experiencing. However, to develop this way of seeing, the photographer must train the mind to pay attention to particular elements while remaining open to the unfolding mysteries of life.
The class explores a wide variety of styles of street photography, from which each participant will select a few to practice during the workshop.
Join Ian and Philippe as they walk the streets of Honolulu to practice the art of seeing beyond seeing.
Schedule: On Friday 6/25, in a Zoom session, we explore and discuss various styles of street photography and help participants select those that appeal to them. On Saturday 6/27, we meet on the street to practice these skills (Location to be determined based on the weather). A moderated zoom critique of the images taken during the workshop is held on Sunday 6/27, from 10 to noon.
Ian Hunt is an award winning educator at Mid-Pacific Institute, where he has taught since 2004. He is a founding member of Hawaii’s first Street Photography Collective, HNL Street Collective (@hnlstreetcollective). His work has been featured in the PNM Contemporary Photography in Hawai‘i Exhibition in 2018 (Kaimuki Camera Award Winner), 2019 and The Arts at Mark’s Garage’s “New Normal” Exhibition. Currently, his work is included in the Los Angeles Center of Photography’s Seventh Annual “Street Photography Around the World” Exhibition. Locally, his images are on display at “Coffee Talk” in Kaimuki. www.ianhunt.space or Instagram: @iankhunt
Philippe L. Gross is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Kapi‘olani Community College and author (with S.I. Shapiro) of the best-selling book: The Tao of Photography: Seeing beyond Seeing. He started street photography in 1978 and went on winning many awards, including the first place Award in the Honolulu Magazine (four times). His images have been featured in the Honolulu Star Bulletin, Black & White Magazine, LensWork, and exhibited in local juried exhibits such as Contemporary Photography in Hawaiʻi, Artists of Hawai‘i, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce Show, and at international events including Mexico, Brazil, France, Spain, Japan, and Switzerland. philippegross.com