Spanish contemporary art photographer Eduardo d´Acosta and British travel photographer Michelle Chaplow will host a photography workshop together in Bangkok in September 2012.
Eduardo d’Acosta is a leading specialist in contemporary photography. He has degrees in History of Art and Publicity from the University of Seville, where he lectures in photography. He also teaches at the Valentin de Madariaga Foundation and the Contemporary Art Museum in Malaga. Eduardo´s work has been exhibited in several Spanish contemporary art galleries and has formed part of many effective advertising campaigns.
Michelle Chaplow is a British travel and luxury hotel photographer with 20 years’ experience in the field. Her work has been published in books, newspapers, and numerous international travel and lifestyle magazines, including National Geographic Traveller. She has illustrated travel guides for the BBC, the AA and Thomas Cook. Michelle has travelled to over 60 countries and has carried out assignments for clients ranging from British Airways inflight magazines to the Library of Congress in Washington. As a regular visitor to Bangkok, Michelle ranks this city photographically as one of the best in the world.
The Bangkok Workshop
This is a unique opportunity to discover this stunning part of the world whilst developing your photographic skills.
The workshop will take place over six days: three days teaching, followed by one day to rest and relax, and a final two days teaching.
The workshop highlights
A visit to the Grand Palace in Bangkok, the official residence of the Kings of Siam, and later Thailand, since 1782. Situated in the very heart of Bangkok, this spectacular building has golden domes and spires, ornately carved statues, saffron-clad Buddhist monks, lush green vegetation and breathtaking architecture.
A trip along the famous Choa Phraya river – this river is the very lifeblood of Bangkok, constantly transporting everything from industrial cargo to Thai silk and tourists. We will have the opportunities to discover the tributaries in a long-tail boat, allowing us to get close to the houses on stilts and the day-to-day life of families living on the outskirts of this bustling city.
The floating market – great photo opportunities both for traditional “take me there” travel photography and photography with a more contemporary angle. A day of visual vibrancy.
Traditional Thai dance – we will have an opportunity to photograph the art of Thai dance and the graceful long-fingernail dance The dancers wear long bronze nails on every finger except for the thumbs. The dance originates 1450 years ago, at the same time when Thailand was founded. The slow, graceful rhythm can be captured on camera, developing your portrait, travel and contemporary photography skills all in one session.
Ayutthaya day trip. A day full of photo opportunities as we visit Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand, with its temples and religious monuments of great cultural significance. Ayutthaya is 90km north of Bangkok and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. On the way we will visit the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, a former summer residence, with its European-style architecture mixed with influences from Thailand and China. (This trip will include lunch).
Interior Photo Shoot at the luxurious Q Bar Bangkok. Widely regarded as Bangkok’s premiere nightlife institution, featured in Elle, Vogue, Time, Esquire, Newsweek to name just a few..
Bangkok street life. We hit the streets and take spontaneous images of everyday life and evocative scenes in the fascinating city of Bangkok.
A talk by Eduardo d´ Acosta on the great Asian contemporary photographers
A talk by Michelle Chaplow on tips for travel photographers and how to plan a travel shoot.
Each student will have one-to-one tuition and a final presentation of work will be critiqued and assessed.
The tuition cost for the workshop is 1500 euros and the above-mentioned highlights are included in the fee.
Travel to and from Bangkok and accommodation are not included in this price.
Group accommodation is available with discounted rates at a carefully selected five-star hotel for students attending this workshop.
Each student is responsible for their own travel and equipment insurance.
14, 15 16 September
17 September rest/project day
18, 19 September