REIMAGINE THE HUMAN FORM in ICELAND
with Connie Imboden
September 11-16TH 2022
Úlfjótsskáli - The Golden Circle - close to Thingvellir National Park, ICELAND
Join our workshop in mythical Iceland with an artist who have spent more than 40 years using photography to examine, distort and redefine the human body. For this workshop we will be working with local models.
Our home in Iceland is a luxury lodge which includes 10 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a sauna, gym and Tv room, an outdoor hot tube, and fire-pit.
Black-sand beaches; electric blue ice caps; dramatic fjords; volcanic craters; and endless lava fields. The Island of Fire and Ice offers natural beauty that will serve as a new and mysterious landscape to inspire us in our exploration of the human form.
In this magical wilderness that often feels untouched by human influence, we will follow our eyes and rely on our intuitive spirits to see the human form in new ways.
This unique opportunity offers a space that will both ground and inspire us. This new land and the human form that inhabits it will expand our understanding of beauty and invite us to explore the psychological and spiritual dimensions of the human psyche.
We will be working with local models and go on group excursions to different locations especially selected to inspire the participants to go deeper in their work. Our goal is for you to leave this workshop and place having found a deeper path with your creative vision, that allows you to expanded your talent in new ways.
We accept a maximum of 10 participant in this class. NORDphotography's will be represented by our founder Elisabeth N Aanes on this workshop.
NOK 26.000,- in single room (5 rooms)
NOK 23.000,- in shared room (2 rooms)
NOK 21.000,- in small single room (1 room)
INCLUDED IN THE TUITION: workshop with models, accommodation hotel Reykjavik and Úlfjótsskáli Luxury Lodge, welcome dinner Sunday, breakfast and warm homecooked lunch Monday - Thursday. Breakfast Friday.
NOT INCLUDED: Travel costs, transportation (rental car) and dinner Monday - Thursday.
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 your invoice. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount.
We do recommend that you rent a car while in Iceland, either together with your fellow participants or by yourself. We will open up a closed
Facebook group for this class before the workshop, so participants can coordinate their travel plans and transportation. We do recommend that participants share on car rental, and are happy to organise it for the participants.
GETTING TO OUR DESTINATION:
Land at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland. Our location from 11-12TH of September is in Reykjavik. Our location 12-16TH of September is close to Selfoss, about 1,5 hour from the airport.
Our accommodation 11-12TH of September is a Hotel in Reykjavik. The hotel will have airport service, so if you are planning to share transportation with another participant, you can meet them at the hotel.
Our accommodation 12-16TH of September in Iceland is Úlfjótsskáli luxury lodge, one of the most pristine accommodations Iceland has to offer. We have room for a maximum of 10 participants, divided among single rooms and double rooms. The house has a total of 10 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, an indoor fireplace, an outdoor fire-pit, a gym, a game room, a sauna and outdoor hot-tub with heated water 24/7. The house also has a kitchen with all the facilities you would need.
We have a chef on our workshops who will serve our welcome dinner, pluss breakfast and lunch to the participants.
Úlfjótsskáli luxury lodge is located in the Golden Circle and close to the major attractions in South Iceland such as Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvellir National Park.
LINK to our house in Iceland
NOK 26.000,- single room
NOK 23.000,- shared room
NOK 21.000,- small single
Deposit: NOK 7.000,-
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 2 month before the workshop start.
We recommend participants to have travel insurance when traveling abroad.
WHEN TO ARRIVE:
Participants should arrive on the 11TH of September. We start the workshop with a welcome dinner at 7PM.
WHEN TO DEPART:
Participants should depart on September 16TH. Check out time at our house is 11AM.
WHAT TO BRING:
You need to bring your camera, your laptop, and your usual photo-gear to this workshop. You should also bring swim wear, googles, water proof camera or camera case, if you want to shoot in water.
Warm clothes and good shoes is essential.
Students are expected to bring a small portfolio (max 10 images) of their work (digital) to the class.
Connie Imboden has taught for over 30 years, as faculty at The Maryland Institute College of Art as well as instructing various workshops and institutions throughout the United States, France, Norway, the Czech
Republic, and the United Arab Emirates.
Her photographs have been exhibited in an extensive range of
group and solo shows at galleries and museums across the Americas, Europe, and China and are in museum collections around the world.
Her first book entitled “Out of Darkness”, won the Silver Medal in Switzerland’s “Schonste Bucher
Aus Aller Welt (Most Beautiful Book in the World)” Award in 1993.
Her fourth and most recent monograph, “Reflections; 25 Years of Photography”, was published in 2009.
Imboden is also the president of the board of governors of the William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund. The Baker Fund focuses its grant making exclusively to Arts and Culture and in 2008 initiated the Baker Artists Awards, an innovative online process offering significant prizes to emerging and established artists of any discipline.
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.
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.
Enrollment 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.