Moda na Balkanu // Balkan Fashion
May 9, 2019 - May 11, 2019$1200
Photo by Christopher Morris / VII
Instructors: Christopher Morris & Franco Pagetti
Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia
Cost: $1,200 USD
Duration: 3 Days
Class size: 8
Skill level: Advanced amateurs and professionals
Join Christopher Morris and Franco Pagetti for a workshop exploring the many aspects of fashion photography. Learn how to tell a story in fashion, photographing professional models in the Ottoman and Austro Hungarian streets of Sarajevo. Drawing on their years of experience in the fashion industry, Christopher and Franco will show you how to direct on set and help you to control the scene.
These three days will be an amazing opportunity for those trying to break into the competitive world of fashion photography, which is all about the art of creation rather than witnessing actions. You’ll learn to seize control of all the variables on set, bringing to life what you visualized before you shoot.
On the first day, Franco and Christopher, who is self-taught in fashion photography, will spend the morning introducing themselves and their work and discussing the many varied forms of this genre. You’ll also conceive of and plan your theme. In the afternoon, you’ll break into two groups, each with access to a model and several wardrobe changes, and you’ll begin to shoot. On the second day, you’ll switch tutors and again photograph with Christopher and Franco as your guides. The final day will be spent reviewing work, editing your shots down to five images. The workshop will culminate with a group presentation and projection.
Terms & Conditions
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Four scholarships for tuition given by the VII Foundation and the VII Academy are available to eligible applicants from the region.
About the Tutors
Franco Pagetti started his career in photography at the age of 31 working as an assistant to fashion photographers including Barry Lategan, David Bailey, Claus Wickrath, and Lance Stadler in Paris, Milan, and New York City. He worked for a year in the Recanatini Lab in Milan learning to print for the likes of Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, and Richard Avedon (if you’re lucky, Franco will bring some of these prints to the workshop!). His first foray into shooting was for Vogue Bellezza and then for Vogue Italia and L’uomo Vogue, doing fashion and still life. In 1998 he moved in photojournalism and documentary work, but has since returned to fashion periodically, shooting portraits for American Vogue in 2009 and for fashion houses like Dolce and Gabbana.
Christopher Morris began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for TIME Magazine, where he has been on contract since 1990. He has been credited with redefining political coverage in America during his years working at the White House for TIME Magazine from 2000 till 2009.
Simultaneously to his career as a photojournalist, Morris expanded his work into the fashion world. He has received various awards, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal, the Olivier Rebbot Award, the Journalism Award from the Overseas Press Club, two Infinity Awards for photojournalism from the International Center of Photography in New York, the PDN Look Fashion Editorial Award and numerous World Press Photo awards.