January 16, 2006

Kyla at the NBCC

Digital infrared original, 13 frame stitch
For the third year in a row, I was invited to present on working with the Nude to the photography program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, in Fredericton. For this presentation, Kayla was kind enough to come along as a model (in the past, I have worked with Miranda and then Jessie). After a ninety minute audio-visual presentation in the classroom, Kayla and I moved into the studio to give the students a live demonstration of working with a figure model.
Digital original
Given that this was my third time presenting at the College, I was prepared for the oddly dysfunctional quality of the studio portion of the process. Because the focus of the afternoon was discussing the process and challenges of working with the Nude in the studio, more time is spent explaining the process than actually doing it. I had talked to Kayla about this as well, so she was not phased by my constantly switching from working with her to ignoring her so I could talk about what was happening with the students.
Digital infrared original
At the end of the session, it was almost exactly like the earlier presentations - I had a number of very striking portraits and nudes, but nothing close to a representative image set for an hour in the studio - as before, it looked more like a ten-minute warm-up to a full session than an hour of our life.

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