2317 Burgundy StNew Orleans,, LA 70117(504) 356-5200
The Surprising Portrait with Chris Buck
Thursday, December 8 | 8 am-4 pm
Workshop fee: $195 | Class Limit: 14
In this one-day intensive workshop we’ll go through the strategies and pitfalls of executing truly fascinating portraits with celebrities and regular folks alike. The day will begin with a two hour lecture with Chris discussing his process, the sense of intention behind a shoot and highlighting what “works” and what doesn’t by reviewing his shoots in depth. There will be some discussion of equipment and technology, but most of our time will go into relationships – with your sitters, their handlers, and most of all with yourself and your fears. The assignments will focus on taking ordinary shooting situations and making intriguing portraits out of them. After the lecture, students will reconvene with Chris on location at Hotel Peter and Paul in the historic Marigny neighborhood where they will take what they have learned and put it to practice.
8-10am Sessions Talk with Chris Buck
11am-3:30 meet at Hotel Peter and Paul
3:30-4pm wrap up with Chris and the class
Who should attend?
This workshop will benefit photographers of all levels who are interested in photographing people. Participants gain behind-the-scenes perspective into commercial portrait photography as well as practice photographing people. This workshop is designed to be an affordable community workshop and is subsidized. Further Scholarships are available by need. To nominate yourself or another for a scholarship, please fill out this form.
Participants should arrive to class with camera gear and snacks for the day.
About the Instructor
Chris Buck is a New York-based photographer known for his distinctive style: conceptual, irreverent, smart, and intimate. His portraits have won placement in the prestigious annual American Photography over forty times, and he was the first recipient of the Arnold Newman Portrait Prize.
Buck grew up in Toronto, Canada. His father worked for the Kodak company, creating an early and natural connection to photography. He moved to New York in 1990 and established himself as a sought-after commercial and editorial photographer. He has photographed four presidents, Jay-Z, and the Grumpy Cat. His current magazine clients include The New Yorker, Guardian Saturday, and The New York Times Magazine.
Lürzer’s Archive said of his book Uneasy: Portraits 1986-2016, “Chris Buck is a genius at creating photos that stick in people’s minds. He is a past master at coming up with inventive, offbeat ideas, and his subjects respond perfectly.”