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Teacher Molly Flanagan
“In a still life, there is no end to our looking, which has become allied with the gaze of the painter; we look in and in… as long as we can stand to look, as long as we take pleasure in looking.” – Mark Doty
People’s stories are not held solely in their eyes, but through every item and surface they touch. Your great-grandmother’s pearls, which never leave her neck, or the aftermath of a toddler’s post-nap snack… these commonplace items of life have stories that are silently waiting to be told.
In this four-week course, you will recognize the importance of the commonplace and learn how to document still life scenes without posing or manipulating. Discover meaningful vignettes and create powerful, alive stories without the need of a living, breathing subject.
There is a whole world out there being overlooked in the photographic sea of smiling toddlers and happy couples. Fully explore the world around you and the power of the commonplace.