Negative Exposure - November 24th - 28th

Negative Exposure
an exploration of the body through fine art nude photography
with Photographers
Karol Liver and Douglas Ross
and models
Juchi, Rachel Lally and Spunky Gore

   This November sees the opening of an exciting exhibition and associated events at the Back Loft. From November 23rd through to the 28thNegative Exposure will present the breath-taking and insightful work of two fine art photographers and three art models, who have worked in close collaboration to bring this highly unusual exhibition together.
   The depiction of the human body in art has long been contentious. This exhibition has been put together by five people who have consciously addressed these issues in their work . The diverse ages (23 - 57) and cultural backgrounds (Ireland, U.S., Poland and Italy) have informed the development of the work and issues of gender and sexuality are examined directly in some of the work. Above all this is an exhibition of work involving five people who are passionate about the power and beauty of the human body and its depiction in fine art photography.
   The active participation of the three models is a unique feature of this exhibition. In addition to actively collaborating in the creation of the photographic work, the models have worked creatively with castings of their own bodies and also produced video footage looking at some of the issues around figurative art, modelling and photography.
   As well as the exhibition, the Negative Exposure group are running a fine art photography workshop and a multi-facetted evening which will go into the exhibition in depth and explore the issues it raises.
                   November 23rd - 28th , Exhibition open 1 - 7pm daily.
                   November 24th, Opening night 6-9pm.
                   November 26th,  All day workshop (view details below!)
           November 28th, Night of discussion, performance, multi-media presentations.

All events are free, except for workshop.
To see the work of everyone on the team:
Karol Liver: www.karol-liver.com



This full day workshop on fine art nude photography is being held in conjunction with the exhibition “Negative Exposure”. Participants will spend half the workshop with each photographer covering preparation, the working relationship between model and photographer, lighting, the shoot and post-production. Participants will have a shoot with a model as part of each session, i.e. two shoots during the day. Each group will be kept small to ensure in-depth dialogue and a reasonable time to shoot.
Karol Liver and Douglas Ross are two innovative photographers with different styles and working in different ways. Karol Liver has an improvisational approach to developing the content of his work, with meticulous attention to technical execution. By contrast, Douglas Ross prepares his themes intensively before the shoot and then improvises technically. 
Juchi, Rachel Lally and Spunky Gore are three models, each with their own exciting and distinctive style. They have participated actively in the development of the work in “Negative Exposure” and will give participants a rare opportunity to dialogue with them about the model’s perspective, as well as a couple of wonderful opportunities during the workshop to work with them.

Places are strictly limited to allow for the close personal involvement of participants. A deposit of 50 euro will secure your place. Payment through PayPal to dlross@eircom.net.