This year i celebrate my 15th anniversary in the field of photography.
The photographic studio and printing lab have reached the milestone of 50 years since my family decided to start this adventure.
These are important goals that make you reflect on your work and on your own person.
In all these years people asked me several times “When do you do photography workshops?”.
In fact, it happened to participate in meetings where I talked about my projects, my travels, my experiences.
But proposing a photography workshop is different.
It means putting something extra and getting into the role of teacher.
But how can you be a master of an art? Where art stands for that thing to express with your own voice, vision and “rules”.
This is the doubt i had in the past few years in the uncertainty of offering workshops.
The fact is that teaching arts have a limit.
The one in which the photographer becomes master of the medium and begins to live with the same art that he wants to express. And he can express it with reason and instinct. Conscience and unconsciousness. With that contrast that is part of being human and of photography itself. And it does so in a journey that is subjective, made of one’s own experiences, of one’s own thoughts and of what is his being.
And this can lead to results, immediately, after or never.
I decided to accept this challenge.To start teaching.
To do it my way with the sureness that my language, my proposal, my experience can, in some way, give to those who follow me that something they are looking for in photography and direct them towards the most suitable path to express themselves with images.
The choice of the photographic journey is the most difficult but it is also the one closest to me. And since I decided to propose a workshop I think this is the best way for me and, consequently, for future students.
Fuerteventura is not the classic photographic travel destination.
There are no particularly famous spots to replicate a particular image.
And this for me is highly favorable to photographic learning, because the aim is also to stimulate your creativity trying to have less possible passive conditioning.
An approach that will make you understand how important the image is thanks to your interpretation and the way you communicate it with photography, living the place, the situations and all the other inputs all around.
An adventure to live together. Where I don’t want to be a figure detached from the rest of the group but an integral part of it. For a direct communication and where daily experiences are more easily translated in favor of photographic learning.
Can’t wait to begin this new adventure.
Subscription is available (only of residents in Italy for now) and there are a lot of months left before departure, but the interest is really high and i’m really happy for it.
All information can be found HERE
And here is the video trailer from my new YouTube page, where you can also find three Vlogs recorder since now, where i give answers to the frequently asked questions and much more.