STUDENT PROGRAM LECTURE - Charles Farmer: Every Picture Tells a Story

At this informal lecture, there will be time for questions and answers, and students will come away with a new perspective on how to make images more stimulating and engaging.

Charles Farmer’s photographs are printed with a rare tonal sensitivity that is often made bolder with his unusual emphasis on, and ability to use, visual contrast and design. There is interplay in his photographs between space, shape, line, and form with light and shadow, which always results in a clear, direct and concise visual statement. His keen eye and craftsmanship reaches into his intuitive realm. Charles has developed an ability to surrender to his subjects and to his creative inspiration in order to capture the inner light that we all seek in our images. He has studied and practiced his craft over many years in order to perfect his technique and ability to execute specific procedures intuitively. He has been able to seamlessly combine this technically ability with his aesthetic approach and communion with his subject matter. In this way his analytical and logical functions, that we all rely on, become inseparable from his feelings and emotional response to his subject – they all flow intuitively to produce an inspired approach to image making.


Student lectures are intended to supplement a student's school experience by offering talks and demonstrations on areas of photographic interest, topics and techniques.  Lectures and demonstrations are given by people experienced in their field.  Viewpoint strives to make these lectures relevant to areas of study.  Suggestions for speakers are always welcome.

One lucky student attendee at each lecture, determined by random drawing, will receive a free mounted, over-matted print by noted large format photographer and workshop instructor, Charles Farmer.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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