Mark Walton, Sean Puckett and Karl Griffiths-Fulton will be exhibiting at KW|AG for Culture Days on September 29 and 30. The three photographers will be exhibiting work of an “abstract” nature and are among 10 artists participating in Culture Days under the Foto:RE banner this year.Featured image “Rubber Bullet” by Karl Griffiths-Fulton
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Saturday August 18
Students will gain insight into the fashion photography industry: how photo shoots come together in a professional studio setting and how to capture beautiful, evocative images. Marissa Baumeister and Sean Puckett will teach participants about working with a creative team, posing techniques, basic lighting and point-of-view for portraiture and how to make the best use of social media.
Knowledge of how to use a DSLR camera in full Manual or Aperture Priority mode is required. Students are expected to bring their own DSLR cameras equipped with a working hotshoe. Ages 15 and up.
Marissa Baumeister is a photographer based in Ottawa. With a background in Fine Arts, Marissa approaches her artistic process with a creative and critical eye.
Sean Puckett was the 2011 artist-in-residence for the city of Kitchener for his project “Portrait of Kitchener” which featured the creation of 1080 portraits of city residents. He uses cameras to tell stories, create art, explore the world and help build communities, and has been doing so since 1978.
Presented in partnership with Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery and Pat the Dog Playwright Centre.
Clothing and stylists generously provided by GLOSS.
Venue donated by Krug.
Saturday August 18, 2012
Limited tickets are available for $79.00. Go to www.foto.re/tickets.
How long would it take you to shoot 1080 portraits?
Foto:RE member Sean M Puckett did it in a year. Actually, he did it in just nine days.
In 2011, Sean was the Artist-in-Residence for the city of Kitchener, about an hour west of Toronto. His proposal to photograph at least a thousand members of the community in order to document the amazingly diverse population was enthusiastically embraced by the city’s Public Arts Working Group.
And so, at a number of heavily attended events throughout the year, Sean and his crew of volunteers set up a mobile portrait studio and solicited passers-by to participate in the project.
Far from being reluctant, many people were eager to be photographed — once they understood the cause: a public art project. Region residents are proud of the vibrancy of their community, and were only too willing to put their faces in front of the camera to proclaim it.
Here are some of those faces:
There are 1076 more of them in the project.
Over 1020 of them were exhibited in the city hall’s Rotunda Gallery during December 2011:
What’s next for Portrait of Kitchener, and Sean?
Sean is presently hard at work preparing a beautiful art book containing all of the portraits, as well as a large scale exhibition piece for the city’s permanent art collection. And he’s planning his next obsessive/compulsive documentary!
You can view more about the project at its site: PortraitOfKitchener.ca
Join foto-RE members Mark Walton, Jared Davison and Sean Puckett along with 8 other photographers for an evening of refreshments and industrial images from forlorn factories in the Waterloo Region.
The reception takes place November 17th at WalterFedy’s new office on Queen Street in Kitchener from 7-9 pm.
Foto:RE members Mark Walton, Sean Puckett and Jared Davison are key participants in a new visual arts initiative spearheaded by WalterFedy. The 60-year-old architecture, engineering, and construction firm will serve as an exhibition host to present 4 arts-related shows per year.
The inaugural exhibition, entitled Captured, features the photographic-based works of 11 artists. Foto:RE member work on exhibit through January 2012 includes:
Works by Jared Davison.
Works by Sean M Puckett.
Works by Mark Walton.
Foto:RE founding members Jared Davison, Sean Puckett, Mark Walton and Stan Rosenthall will be at Images 2011 in Waterloo for the month of July at The Button Factory.
Opening night is July 8th from 5-7 PM.
Stan will be speaking as part of this exhibition on July 15 at 7 PM.
Feature photo by Jared Davison