Carl Weese is a professional photographer who has divided his time between commercial & editorial assignment photography for a wide range of clients and self-assigned, long-form documentary projects. The subjects of these independently produced projects range from street shooting to “documentary landscape.”
His current large documentary project centers on the American Drive-in Theater and the relationship of these iconic structures to the varied terrain of the American regional landscape. This is planned for a book production that will combine the photographs with a history of the theaters and extensive interviews with the owners and managers of drive-ins that still survive into the twenty-first century.
During his residency period at the Firehouse Cultural Center he will be photographing the Ruskin Family Drive-In for the project.
Weese has written extensively for photography magazines and web sites, and is co-author and designer of the 1998 book, The New Platinum Print, an instruction manual on modern variations of the classic photographic medium of platinum/palladium printmaking. He maintains a web site with numerous online galleries of pictures and also publishes a daily blog of recent photographs.
Carl lives, works and teaches from his studio facilities in Woodbury, Connecticut.
During his Residency at Firehouse Cultural Center, Carl Weese will be engaged in photographing the Ruskin Drive-In and creating a small body of photographs based on the environs of the area.
His public programs include his Artist Talk & Talk Back, Shop Talk/Project Development Session (both Free & Open to the public), Large Format Camera Demo, and teaching a 2 Day Intensive Workshop. Carl Weese will also visit with local high school photo students.
For more information:
MEET CARL WEESE & HIS WORK
Artist Talk &Talk-Back, Monday, October 15 -7pm
Since 1972 Carl Weese has pursued his vision and active career as a professional photographer, working in both the commercial sphere of publishing/editorial photography and developing long term documentary photography projects.
Carl will discuss his work and describe his process of developing and executing the long-term documentary projects, show a selection of his photographs from these projects ---and welcome questions and discussion. Free & Open to the public
Master Class: Digital Photography Intensive A 2-Day Workshop with Carl Weese Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 9am-5pm
A hands-on two-day workshop for participants with a basic understanding of digital photography, or more, who wish to further expand their skills and understanding of: camera handling and exposure control in the field; color management (CMS); Camera RAW workflow from exposure to print or electronic output; efficient file management and archiving.
We will concentrate on picture making, not abstract technique. During the two-day workshop you will work two or three times through the entire exposure-to-output workflow, building knowledge through feedback from your own pictures.
The idea of the workshop is to expand experience and skills in the field and in the digital darkroom in the use of digital cameras, RAW file processors, color management, etc, to take advantage of the great control of tone, color, and other characteristics of digital photography.
The approach we will use is applicable cross platform and imaging software. There will be shared digital workstations at the Firehouse, but if you have a laptop with imaging software you are encouraged to bring it.
FEE: $245 MEMBER / $275 NON-MEMBER; LIMITED TO 10
REGISTER Registration opens Sept 8
Accommodations: Special rates for room accommodations for workshop participants wishing to stay nearby are available at Resort at Little Harbor, located on Tampa Bay, ten minutes from the Firehouse.
Informal Shop-Talk Session:
Developing & Supporting Large Scale Projects Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6:30pm
For artists, performers, writers, teachers and those interested in ambitious project development and support through crowd sourcing such as Kickstarter. Carl will share his experience and thoughts--and his very successful Kickstarter campaign. Informal discussion & exchange. FREE
Large Format Camera Demo
Thursday, Oct 18, 4:30pm - 6pm
A short introduction & demo on using and handling the large format camera. Beginners will be introduced to the whole notion of how a view camera works, getting as far as the fun of seeing what things look like focused on the 8x10 inch ground glass.
Free to Members & with Student or Faculty ID/ Non-members -$10
Reservation Opens September 8