In this one-day workshop participants will learn technique and philosophy behind the use of medium format film with a focus on portraiture. This workshop will cover the use of portraiture in both a studio/staged environment as well as in the field/location and will include as an artist talk by the instructor, Brendan George Ko, on his own practice with the medium. Participants will need to provide their own medium format cameras and film (3-5 rolls of film). If you do not have access to a medium format camera, please contact Gallery 44.
Brendan George Ko is a visual storyteller that works in photography, video, installation, text, and sound based between Toronto and Maui. His work is about conveying a sense of experience through storytelling and describes the image as supplementary to the story it represents. In 2010, Ko received his BFA from Ontario College of Art & Design where he majored in photography, and in addition he practiced sculpture and curation. During his time in the Masters in Visual Arts programme at the University of Toronto his practice shifted into video and sound.
Ko’s work has been included in such events as The Magenta Foundation’s annual photography exhibition and publication, Flash Forward, the juried exhibition Hey! Hot Shot by Jen Bekman in New York City, and in numerous auctions such as ACT’s Snap! Live Auction, Buddies in Bad Times' Art Attack Auction, and Youthline’s Line Art Auction. In addition he has been commissioned by The Hospital for Sickkids and the Harbourfront Centre and has shot for Vogue, Bloomberg Businessweek, Monocle, Globe and Mail, Topic, Matador Records, Jagjaguwar Records.