Photographer and creative director, Mick Victor will be leading two workshops of his wonderful “Art Unexpected!” at the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity on August 22, 23 (9 to 11 AM each day) and again on August 27, 28 (2 to 4 PM each day).
About his abstract photography class Victor says, “ In the Art Unexpected class, we’re looking more closely at the everyday things around us and framing them with our camera so they might appear to be something else that’s strange, or beautiful, or scary, or fun. The images are so terrific and surprisingly wonderful pieces of art that we never expected were there. In a frame on the wall they are AMAZING! ”
Day 1: Cameras are provided by the instructor and handed out in the beginning of class.Learn to use the camera, go discovering in a field shooting session and your new photographs will be reviewed immediately afterward with Mick Victor
Day 2: See a big screen presentation of everyone’s best photographs and engage in an open, fun and informative discussion about “Art Unexpected” images captured! Take home your digital images! Check out your images on ArtWise!
Two Sessions Available!
Session 1: August 22-23, 2013 at 9:00-11:00am (each day)
Session 2: August 27-28, 2013 at 2:00-4:00pm (each day)
- -Pre-registration required
- -Minimum 5 students for a class, maximum 25 students
- -Art Unexpected session is 2-consecutive days
- -$60 per student
- -Ages 7-12
- -Cameras are provided by the instructor
- -Each student should bring a minimum 500 Megabyte thumb drive
-Class held at the Center: 3321 Hyland, Suite A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Questions: Sasha Advani, (949) 660-7793 x107 or Sasha@ChuckJonesCenter.org
New work from Mick Victor:
In a recent interview, Mick said about “Yellow and Blue”, “I’m so not fancy. In fact my camera is mostly simple and is really just a necessary capturing device. I don’t do ANY photoshop as I try to make sure everything happens in my Canon SLR first.
Sometimes I turn down the exposure and mid tones a little but that’s kind of it. The vibe you have to enter to “see” these in alleys etc is different and I LOVE that side of the art.The mere juxtaposition is so amazing. This weekend when I captured these two pieces in a downtown LA alley there were these guys about 10 feet from me smoking a massive amount of dope [clouds] but it mixed well with the overwhelming urine smell by the wall right where I was shooting.
OK so then right in the middle of all that there is this beauty. This sort of “morning yellow and blue” that’s at first glance, shadowy and dingy as hell but when your camera looks at it only…. and you give it plenty of light, then it’s like you’re living in one world [piss and dope] but your eyes and your mind and soul are in a perfectly other beautiful space. And that’s where I like to stay for as long as I find safety and peace or excitement or exhilaration.
Framing, reframing, reconsidering, re-shooting.”