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In this workshop, Jeff Moorfoot will teach the art of making images of 3D objects using a flat-bed scanner. Sounds simple?
It’s not…The two-day, hands-on intensive art workshop will take 6-8hrs each day, places are strictly limited to 6 participants only.
“For the past decade or so I have used the flatbed scanner as a capture device for a significant part of my fine art photography folio. For the most part, my images present an unambiguous appearance as photographs. My background as an advertising photographer was primarily as a studio still-life shooter. The scanner lends itself well to producing these types of images.”
Illustrated topics to be covered with examples and discussion:
About the artist:
Jeff Moorfoot OAM is an artist who mainly works with photography. By focusing on techniques and materials, he approaches a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way and likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and he believes in the idea of function following form in a work.
His photographs are saturated with obviousness, mental inertia, clichés, and bad jokes. They question the coerciveness that is derived from the more profound meaning and the superficial aesthetic appearance of an image. By parodying mass media by exaggerating certain formal aspects inherent to our contemporary society, Moorfoot considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality.
His works are notable for their imperfect finish and tactile nature. With a conceptual approach, Moorfoot makes artworks that can be read as self-portraits. Sometimes they appear idiosyncratic and quirky, while at other times, they seem typical by-products of superabundance and marketing. They directly respond to the surrounding environment and use everyday experiences as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. He currently lives and works in Lyonville in the Central Victorian Highlands.
Tea, coffee, and a light lunch are provided.
Fully refundable if the event is canceled.