© Sabrina Biancuzzi

Workshop presentation

This workshop aims at discovering traditional processes and applying them to current digital practices.
It combines theory and practice with shoots and technical and artistic analysis of the images produced by the participants.
Each participant will make several enlarged negatives of their images, which will then be printed in cyanotype with the possibility to vary their toning from blue to black to brown and violet – a whole world of possibilities depending on the paper and the toning chosen. After the workshop, the participants will be able to reproduce this simple and non-toxic method at home! They will leave with at least 10 “vintage” prints.

Next session: September 7-11, 2020
Campus: Biarritz (South-West of France)
Language of instruction: English, French
Tuition: €3,500 (accommodation and meals in the premises of Spéos Biarritz included)
Logistic information: please contact Spéos

Day 1
Arrival of participants on site. Get-together.
From 2pm, workshop to begin with presentation of the processes and their toning, followed by the first theoretical concepts. Projection of the participants’ images, so as to get acquainted with their previous knowledge and interests.

Day 2
In the morning, excursion for personal and/or supervised shoots. The topics are freely chosen and oriented around portraiture, landscapes and still life.
In the afternoon, selection of the first images and making of enlarged negatives.

Day 3
Preparation of cyano papers (coating by hand, on different types of paper).
Drying, prints of the first cyanotypes.

Day 4
In the morning, personal or supervised shoots, followed by a selection of images and new enlarged negatives.
In the afternoon: prints and toning.

Day 5
Finalization of prints, toning, drying, debriefing, good-bye lunch.
End of the workshop around 2pm.

Each participant is asked to bring:
– a digital camera
– possibly a tripod
– a laptop to view and edit images
– a portfolio (if already available), otherwise a selection of 30 to 40 images on a USB key to view and analyze previous work.

Sabrina Biancuzzi is a photographer and engraver specialized in analog photography and traditional processes. Born in Belgium, she lives and works in Paris, where she teaches photography and transmits her passion for traditional processes through courses and workshops.

Her work is personal and introspective. Through her images, she gives glimpses of her personal journeys between dreams and reality, between today and yesterday. She uses various analog and traditional processes, reflecting her search for matter.

Enrollment and Contact

Registrations are open all year round and are subject to availability.
You can send your application via the online enrollment form.

Feel free to contact Spéos if you have any questions about this program:

  • Telephone : +33 (0)1 40 09 18 58
  • Email : info[@]speos.fr
  • Skype : speos-admissions01

At any time you are most welcome to come and visit the school, just make an appointment!

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