Editing, Sequencing and Design of a Photobook
with Calin Kruse
Next time 2020
The workshop will focus on understanding the process of storytelling with a personal vision – exploring
ways to incorporate your personal vision and voice into your work. We will work on the editing process,
conceptualising ideas and presentation.
Shaping ideas into a dummy for publication.
The workshop will confront and help deal with your fears, strengths, anxieties and weaknesses both as a photographer
This workshop will explore the process of generating ideas and refining concepts in the pursuit of a successful
photographic series and publication.
Through individual and group discussions and
critique of current work and interests, students will examine the strengths of their ideas and intentions, develop
skills to better conceptualise satisfying and sustaining projects and realise the potential of their ideas
Students will arrive with an ideas they'd like to work on.
The first days will be spent examining and deconstructing
those ideas, deciding which are viable, which are not.
Every morning starts with 5 minute sessions. Each participant presents new ideas in max. 5 minutes. Afterwards
there will be 5 minutes Q&A by the other participants.
Feedback is crucial for the development of
each project and therefore participants are encouraged to play an active role in discussions.
Constructive criticism, honesty and fairness towards each other are key words to get the best out of each other.
The program is subject to change, depending on the needs and development of the projects.
Expect to make long days if needed, push your boundaries and explore new ways of storytelling.
Get inspired by your peers and be a source of inspiration to others. Share your ideas and knowledge.
Experimenting is encouraged.
For more information and details about the workshops, please contact us:
- MAKE AN APPLICATION -
Send us the following in one simple PDF:
* Your name
* Short bio
* Email address and phone number
* Your book project idea;
Summarize the details of the contents, project description, texts and other possible materials,
A pre-selection of pictures from the project with
The workshop fee is to be announced.
There may be some low extra costs related to printing, paper and material.
Common breakfast the first day is included in the price.
Participants are responsible for their own lodging, meals and other expenses.
An initial deposit of half the fee is due upon acceptance, and full payment must be made by workshop start or by agreed rate solution.
Cancellation policy: Refunds can only be offered if your place can be filled.
The gallery is located centrally in Copenhagen, close to Nørreport and Tivoli.
Editing, Sequencing and Design of a Photobook
For any photographer, the recording of images is the first part of their journey with a story.
The process that begins after the camera has been put down is often more challenging.
The photographer is required to reflect, to speak and even to write so that their work can have a full life.
In this masterclass, it is this life and afterlife that we will be concerned with: The masterclass is about the creation of photobooks on the one hand, as well as about rethinking your work in the context of a photobook on the other hand.
Calin will work closely with the participants in the production of a book from their own photo projects over the course of five days, focusing on design, editing, sequencing and the importance and choice of materials in the production of photobooks.
This masterclass culminates with each participant creating a photobook dummy.
About Calin Kruse
Calin Kruse studied Graphic-Design. He is the founder and maker of the photo magazine dienacht and of dienacht Publishing, and is a photographer himself. Calin is also a curator, holds guest talks, lectures, makes workshops (Vienna, Berlin, Lagos, Georgetown, Istanbul, Moscow, Mexico City, Rangoon, ...) on photobook design and reviews portfolios.
dienacht and dienacht Publishing have received several awards for its publications: Best German Photobook Awards, Best Books of the Year, Shortlist at the Paris Photo – Aperture Award, and a range of LeadAwards.
The Masterclass will be assisted by Yana Kruse. Yana studied Philology and has a 5-year experience as photography curator at Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow. During this time, she curated over 15 exhibitions and edited several photobooks.
This masterclass is designed for photographers who have a project and are in the book design and editing phase. For photographers who are midway through a project, this workshop is a great exercise in thinking about the direction of the project and to get a better overall perspective of the various possibilities of putting the work together. The masterclass is a good opportunity to rethink and test the own book editing approach before print.
The classes will be from 10-18 every day..
The first day is a discussion about books and materials. Calin will show a whole range of materials – paper samples, cover samples, as well as a range of photobooks with great designs and/or design elements, covers, shapes, materials and ideas. The materiality plays a big role in making a book object.
Also, he will bring his own designed and published books and explain why he was producing them the way he did – what’s the idea behind.
And there will also be negative examples of books – great images, but poor design ideas.
Afterwards, we will start looking through the images and talk about first ideas. The next days, the participants will work on their own project (although they are encouraged to get a bit involved in other participants’ projects, so they can learn different points of view), with Calin’s close support.
Calin would have one to one conversations with the participants, and a short group conversation once a day.
The workshop will culminate in creating a physical dummy, the book binding will take place on the last day. The aim of the workshop is not just the dummy, but also finding a „language“ for every single project, translated into a photo book object.
-- own computer, images printed out (not high-end prints needed), copyshop print-outs that you can touch, fold,
move around are preferable; as many images as possible.
- InDesign and basic knowledge of using it.
- the hi-res files images on your computer.
- a text about the series, can be a self-written text, but also a quote, song-lyrics, etc.
The masterclass will be held in English.
We want the workshop to be in a close, thrustful and intime environment - therefor there are only few seats.
Previous workshop June 2018 with Jan Rosseel
“The photobook as object”
A five day photo book making workshop with Jan Rosseel.
The main goal of the course is to learn all the practical aspects of book making and how to problem solve
the medium shift between singular images to the book as an object in the current environment of photography.
Subjects will be the editing and compiling process, concept development, design issues like choice of
size, paper, grid and typography, and the guidance of the printing process. The workshop is designed for photographers
who are interested in working on a concept, edit and sequence for a book.
AIM OF THE WORKSHOP
During the workshop, Jan will share his experience in conceptual work with photography books and photography
book production, combining the points of view of photographer and graphic designer.
Together with the participants, they will go through the main stages of book production, from the concept to completion of
a dummy. Challenging the students to think outside their framework and create a unique object that complements
the photographers’ vision.
The workshop consists of lectures, practical classes and work on the students’ own book project resulting in the production of a dummy book/publication by each of the participants.
The workshop is divided in two parts.
During the first part (Day one & Day two) students are encouraged to share ideas and spark creative genius
discussing and thinking about concepts for each other.
The second part (Day three / Day five) is more individual in which students will work on an idea conceived in
the first part of the workshop and create a dummy. During this part Jan will guide the students and help with
ideas, problem solving and probably stitching and gluing.
The workshop is aimed at photographers with a substantial project or body of work and are planning a publication.
In addition to the images, the participants are encouraged to bring any other materials that can be potentially
incorporated into their publication, such as texts, graphic elements, etc. It is highly recommended to
bring along your B and C selections of pictures, including pictures you have doubts about or mind find less
In order to attend the workshop,
you’ll need to have a laptop with Indesign and Photoshop, as well as small prints of your project for
editing. We will provide some basic binding tools and a printer to produce the final dummies.
The course is open for international participants.
The lectures will be held in English.
About Jan Rosseel
He studied photography at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Århus, Denmark.
Since graduating he has been nominated for the Prix Pictet, Steenbergen Stipendium, Dutch Doc Award, Photo Academy Award, and was selected as FOAM Magazine Talent 2014.
Next to photography, Jan Rosseel also works together with other photographers creating concepts for photography books, exhibitions and ideas for new ways of visual storytelling. He has held workshops in Tokyo, Oslo and Luxemburg.
Jan Rosseel is especially known for his way of seeing the individual project, the person behind and the possibilities in visualizing the story in a book format. In a professional and sensitive was, he guides the participants through five days, giving it all, to make the most out of the time we have together.
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