The Soul Identity have many colours… Beauty, joy, sadness, eroticism, coldness, excitement, close eyes and pain… Photography is a mirror. The soul comes out in the meeting between dreams and reality, where reality is the sound of the heart, the fears, the surprise of ethereal light or the magic of the water. Searching soul identity is to see nearly our fears and hidden desire and to accept them in order to enjoy them. The model is the alter ego of our inner soul, the whiteboard of our dreams. Photography is the medium and thanks to it we sink deep into the heart and mind. To create visions. A vision of us.
Where: Sofia, 48 Gladstone Street
When: 03-08 October 2016
Places Available: 15 students maximum per class
Masterclass fee: 980 euro
What is included: Masterclass fee + meal for lunch and dinner from the first day until the lunch of the last day
What is NOT included: Travel cost and accommodation
How to enroll:
step 1: send us your portfolio. 10 jpg. photos to email@example.com (after receiving the positive email follow to step 2)
step 2: pay a deposit sum of 500 euro,
step 3: pay the final sum of 480 euro, 20 days before the Masterclass starting date.
More info: Luciano Marino (WhatsApp) 0039.329.02.77.556
The Masterclass is based both on taking pictures but also on editing.
Every day there will be outings, sometimes in group, to be brought to a specific place and then everyone is left on their own to explore the place at their own pace.
Some other days, each participant will have to continue alone in the direction born from by the first editings.
Each participant will create a very personal series of photos according to one’s own personality and desire to focus on a specific theme after discussion and agreement on both sides with the workshop master.
Absolutely crucial: each participant must come with a portfolio of printed photos, proof photos, not too big, in order to display them on a big table and have a general survey. between 30 and 40 photos. Quality: as good as can be.
Every day there will be sessions of shooting and editing. Proof prints will be made from one day to another. Editing sessions will be done in group and also individually.
A slideshow of the series done during the workshop will be done and projected in public the last evening of the Masterclass in a central and cultural institution. Local people including photographers, artists, will be present.
A professional and friendly team and assistants will be present during all the time of the workshop to help solving technical, material and similar matters.
Name: Mira Nedyalkova
Birthday: 17 May
College: Art Academy of Sofia
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Book: “Venise en hiver” by Emmanuel Roblès
Favorite Movie: “Damage”
Favorite Food: I love Italian food: pizza, pasta and the pastry
Quote: It depends on the moment.
Next Exibition: Tokio 4-23 April 2016
I have always loved photography as art, but i started with drawing and I was also was a model. Later in 2007 I discovered photography as a means to express myself and completely replaced painting. My photographs are not exactly a photographs, my creations are somewhere in between paintings and photography. In my images I use pain as a beauty, erotic as a psychological way of life. I express myself and my intimate inner life. Indeed, the majority of my works are in the water, this of course is not accidental. From many points of view, for me the water is very suitable means to express what I carry in me and recreate my ideas.. It’s really inspiring to me the water is my creation. The creation the life, the power…the water is filled with tremendous energy. It is the winner of pleasure and delight it gives life, but also poses a risk, threat, it can destroy us. I love the transparency and purity of water light and reflecting and transformations that is suffered in contact with another medium. For me the water is highly erotic element precisely because of the opposites that brings. Water is the one who quenches our thirst and saves us. Lust for life of each of us, the thirst for love and the eternal struggle and attempt to erase, to dull to heal the pain, sadness, loneliness…
Sofia has seven thousand-years of history, being one of the oldest human settlements in Europe. It is lively and vibrant, but pleasantly surprising its visitors with the cozy atmosphere, unexpected for a metropolis. Sofia is surrounded by three mountains, giving it a beautiful, proximate and easily accessible nature park which very few capital world cities can boast. Since ancient times the city and its surroundings have been famous for the abundance of hot and cold mineral springs which still continue to gush downtown, right next to yellow cobblestone boulevards, ancient Roman remains, charming boutiques, modern cafes, bars and restaurants and marvelous architecture inspired by the Vienna secession movement.
Masterclass will take place in the centre of Sofia. All around are available hotels and very good apartments. We can help with booking hotels rooms as well apartments at very good price. We suggest apartments as cheap, more convenient and comfortable accommodation solutions. Please ask us for rate and help at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are more than happy to meet you friends or family member. We are a community of people who like to enjoy to share experience and spend time together. Our philosophy is to mix travel and learning and we like to encourage people to travel ad learn. During the week your friend or family member could enjoy Sofia, or visit Plovdiv or Rila monastery. For them there will be only an additional cost of 100 euro per person for the meal (lunch and dinner) in the whole week. This sum must be payed in Sofia.
English, italian , french and spanish are the spoken language in the Masterclass. In the city is easy to find english and french speaking people.
What to bring
Cameras, batteries, memory cards, external hard drive, cables, laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop installed.
If for some reason the Masterclass are canceled, all the sum payed will be refund. On request the sum could be used to book a different Masterclass.
The portfolio submission is required to check the students skills and personal project direction. It will help the Master to know better the perspective students. If the submission will exceed the places available for the masterclass will be done a waiting list.
The enrolment fee payed is only for Masterclass inscription. If you need insurance please ask to your travel agent. On request we could help to get one. Please ask.
For more info don’t esitate to ask via email at email@example.com or by phone (WhatsApp) to Luciano Marino 0039.329.02.556