Through this workshop participants will explore the possibilities pinhole photography offers as a contemplative and delayed gratification imaging system and how this technique can help you find your own unique visual voice.
This workshop is open to anybody ready to start a new creative practice with the photographic medium and to photographers willing to enrich their already existing practice by exploring a new approach.
During this workshop participants will:
- Build and use your own camera in a step-by-step process.
- Be given assignments to shoot and explore the possibilities your camera offers.
- Learn to process the images in the darkroom
- Learn about many other ways to use the pinhole technology (cellphone/ DSLR/immersive pinhole experience and more).
Come in with your ideas and if you don’t have any yet, let the process inspire you!
Note: Proof of vaccination is required to attend this workshop. Participants are strongly encouraged to wear KN95 masks during the duration of the workshop, the gallery can provide masks if needed.
Samuel Choisy is a Franco-Ontarian visual artist and educator working primarily with photography. Choisy favors a subjective and playful approach to the photographic medium.His work with pinhole photography started over 20 years ago and is still part of an ongoing project “Views of A Secret”, samples of this work can be found here: @choisymagery and his current research here: @ samuel_choisy.
Choisy graduated from l’École des Beaux-Arts de Nantes (2001-France). He is the recipient of the 2016 Chamlers Arts Fellowship and other grants from the Ontario Arts Council. His work has been exhibited in Canada the US and Europe.