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Cameraless
Photography 

- with Stig M. Weston

DATES:

June 13 - 18

LOCATION:

Saga - Inderøy - Norway

Join award winning freelance photographer and artist Stig M. Weston on a workshop where we will be  'playing outside the box' as we experiment with creating photographs without the use of a traditional camera.

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: 

Using photography´s basic ingredients of light and chemicals we will learn and experiment with a variety of techniques and processes to create pictures without the use of a camera. 


Guided by the artist Stig Marlon Weston you will work your way through experimental techniques to define your own process based photographic theme and project.


This workshop will open your eyes for new ways of seeing and creating photographs, and inspire you to think creatively around other projects you are working on. 

Stig will share his creative methods and you will get to play and explore while learning how to control photographic processes like photograms, chemigrams, lumen printing and more. We will try out a variety of different materials and even mix our own natural chemicals based on what we forage and find in the landscape.

Looking at other artist´s work with cameraless photography we will discuss and be inspired by the history of experimental techniques and what other contemporary artists are doing.

During the workshop we will also discuss how the theme and process of a photographic project is connected and we will look at ways of creating new ideas and projects based on the materials and techniques we use.

 

Working your way through all this playful experimentation you will develop ideas and techniques and put them to use in a project series that bring your ideas to life in totally new ways. 

WORKSHOP TUITION:
NOK 12.000,- (deposit NOK 4.000,-). This does not include travel costs, accommodations or meals.

Shortly after registration for your workshop you will receive an invoice via e-mail for the deposit (to be paid within two weeks). You will also receive an invoice for the rest of the tuition at the same time as the deposit. This invoice is to be paid no later than one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner.

International students: You can pay us via PayPal or transfer your payment directly to our account. Please let us know when registration for a workshop your preferred method of payment. For PayPal payments there is a handling fee of 6 % of the amount paid that will be added to the invoice. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount.

ACCOMMODATION:

The workshop takes place at our creative center SAGA in Norway.
Saga is a creative retreat center, with large spacious rooms, a homely atmosphere, an outdoor sauna, swimming dock and beautiful nature right outside the door. The stress of day to day life is left behind when you enter our center, so you can focus all your energy on expanding your creative talent and adopting new skills.

 

SAGA has a hotel section, which offers accommodation for participants during the workshop. If SAGA is fully booked we will organise alternative accommodation nearby in the same price range. 

 

There are single beds in all of SAGA’s hotel rooms. We hope that most participants are open to share hotel rooms with one other participant (of the same gender) during your stay at SAGA. This way we can house the whole class at our hotel.

 

If you are a group traveling together, or you have a preference when sharing a room, please make a note when registration for the workshop. If you prefer a single room, let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. If we have no other person of your gender who opted for shared accommodation, we will offer you a single room. 

MEALS:
Saga is known for it's fresh homemade food. We will start each day with a healthy breakfast, before heading to class, or out shooting. We serve warm lunch at SAGA every day. Breakfast and varm lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay is included in the accommodation fee.

 

If you are not staying at our hotel you can still be part of the meal plan.

Meal Plan: breakfast, varm lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit pr day: Nok 650,-.

If you have any food allergies please let us know when you register for your class and we will try to accommodate your needs.

For dinner: the options will be discussed with the group on arrival. There are one restaurant in walking distance to SAGA, and several in driving distance. Dinner is not included. Saga has a full liquor license.

PRICE ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS:
Shared double-room: NOK 1.260,- per person pr night. 

 

The price includes: 

- shared double room

healthy breakfast

warm home-cocked lunch

- coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay

- a free session in Saga Sauna.

 

To get a shared double room requires that we have another participant of your gender, that can share. If we do not, you will get a private room - see price below. 

Private room: NOK 1.560,- per night.

 

The price includes: 

- a private room

- healthy breakfast

warm home-cocked lunch

- coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay

- a session in Saga Sauna.

Payment for accommodations and meals is done directly to SAGA, before you depart. SAGA accept Visa and MasterCard. 

GETTING TO SAGA:

By Plane: 

The closest airport to SAGA is Trondheim International Airport. From the airport, take the northbound train (towards Steinkjer), which stops at the airport terminal about every two hours. You will disembark the train at Røra Station (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) where NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and transport you to SAGA. Estimated travel time to SAGA from (Time include direct flight to Trondheim Airport + train to SAGA): Oslo: 2 hours / Bodø: 2 hours / Copenhagen: 3 hours / Stockholm: 3 hours / New York: 12 hours (NYC+Oslo+Trondheim)

 

By Train: 

You disembark the train at Røra Station and NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and take you to SAGA. Estimated travel time to Røra by train from: Oslo: 9 hours / Trondheim: 2 hours / Bodø: 9.5 hours / Storlien (Sweden): 3.5 hours. For the local train schedule see: www.nsb.no/rutetabell

 

By Car: 

Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Straumen.

Travel expenses are each participant's own responsibility.

We do recommend everyone who travels to buy travel insurance. 

WORKSHOP TUITION:
NOK 12.000,- 

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Deposit: NOK 4.000,-

 

Se payment details in the workshop description.

REGISTRATION ON OUR WORKSHOPS ARE BINDING.

We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed on. The confirmation will happen no later than a month before the workshop start. 

We recommend everyone who travels to have travel insurance. 

For our cancelation rules and withdrawal and refund policy, scroll to the end of the description and read the info in the blue banners.

WHEN TO ARRIVE:

The workshop starts on June 13TH at 19:00 (7PM). 

WHEN TO DEPART:
The workshop wraps on June 18TH at 13:00 (1PM).

WHAT TO BRING:

Students are expected to bring a small portfolio (max 10 images) of their work (print or digital) to the class. 

As for equipments, you do not have to bring any for this class. But you can if you want, so feel free to bring analog cameras, old film, photographic paper etc. Anything you want to test out within the roam of analogue and experimental processes are welcome. 

You might also bring your digital camera to document your process, and your laptop as a resource to gather information online.

ABOUT

STIG MARLON WESTON:

Working as a freelance photographer and artist for more than 20 years, Stig Marlon Weston focuses on analogue and experimental processes in his artistic practice.



He runs the community darkroom in Oslo, Norway and has initiated the Nordic Darkroom Network to facilitate the sharing of experience between Nordic darkrooms through a common program of artist residencies.

 

He has been a workshop teacher at the analogue and experimental photography festivals in Barcelona and Vienna.

His own projects have won national and international awards, has been exhibited in Berlin, London and New York, as well as in regional and national exhibitions in Norway. His work is in the collection of the Norwegian National Museum of Photography.

 

His latest cameraless project was a solo exhibition at the Copenhagen Photofestival.  

 

The photo book “more somehow”, in collaboration with US photographer Meggan Gould, will be published by Heavy Books in 2023.

Instructor Replacement:

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It is the nature of our business that occasionally a listed instructor cannot participate because of unexpected events. If we are forced to replace an instructor we will do so with someone with equal or similar credentials. When time permits we will inform everyone who has registered.

Cancelation Rules:

We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed up.

For workshops to run we need a minimum of five participants, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. If we for some reason are not able to reach our minimum number, the workshop will be canceled and you will receive a full refund. NORDphotography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline / train tickets in the event of a program cancellation. Our line of liability is to return all monies paid to the workshops. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements. There will be a maximum of 10 students in each workshop, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. 

Withdrawal and refund policy: 

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Enrolment is limited in our workshops, so once you have registered for a class – we are counting on you to attend. The registration is binding. We do however understand that sometimes plans fall trough and offer the following cancellation policies: Withdraw more than 60 days before the start of class and we will refund all monies paid, minus an administration fee of NOK 1500,-. Withdraw 60 days or less before the start of class and we will charge you with the full workshop tuition. NORDphotography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies.

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