Polaroid Challenge & Photo Walk Workshop
with Lance Rothstein
Saturday, April 8
1pm – 4pm
Explore the instant fun and gratification of a polaroid camera!
Each participant will be provided with an instant camera to borrow and one pack of instant film.
We’ll have an info and instruction session discussing some of the options currently available for instant photography and how to get the best results from your film & camera, along with some creative tips. Then, you’ll get a photo scavenger hunt list, describing four themes from traditional photography to make images of (leaving you 4 to 6 additional pictures to photograph whatever you like). Students will have at least one hour to take all their pictures on a guided photo walk with advice if needed. We’ll return to the studio to share all the instant photos and critique them, in the four categories, plus there will be prizes for Best Photo of the Day, Best On Topic, and Most Creative.
A $10 materials fee will cover one pack of instant film and the use of an instant camera of your choice during the workshop. Extra film will also be available for purchase.
Lance Rothstein is a native Floridian photographer, now living in Clearwater. A professional photojournalist by trade, his clients have included Time Magazine, The Miami Herald, Sports Illustrated, and the New York Post. He was photo editor for FSView News and was a staff photographer for the Vero Beach Press-Journal, The Ft. Pierce Tribune, The (former) St. Petersburg Times, and most recently The Tampa Tribune.
During eight years in the FSU Bachelor of Fine Arts program 1986 – 94, He studied Studio Art under great artists such as George Blakely, Robert Fichter, Ed Love, Mark Messersmith and Mary Jo Toles. Other workshops included Jerry Ullesmann, Donna Ferrato, James Nachtwey, Sebastiao Salgado and Gordon Parks.
After spending six years living in Belgium and capturing images all over Europe, Lance has returned to Florida and is continuing his never-ending experiments with all things photographic. He has a passion for traditional film and alternative photography methods, he’s a Polaroid addict and a pathological camera collector. Lance also does street-art collages under the name Ray Johnson Fan Club, and runs an Art & Photography website called Labeauratoire.
A.E. Backus Gallery, Fort Pierce, FL
Gallery on the Circle, Maryland Federation of Art
Faces & Facets – Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City
Pasco Art Council Gallery
621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee, FL City Hall Gallery
Hunter Museum of American Art
Florida State University Fine Arts Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
Florida Museum of Photographic Art, Tampa, FL
Starbucks Coffee House – solo exhibit, New Port Richey, FL
La Livre de Café – solo exhibit, Mons, Belgium
Parcours 40 – group exhibit, Royal Fine Arts Academy, Mons, Belgium
Bauhaus Inspired Photography – Chicago Photography Center
GREEN ART: Art & Ecology – l’Auberge de Jeunesse de Mons, Belgium
Bushwick Spray Paint Shop – Brooklyn, NY
Pikes Gallery – Eastpointe, MI
“After a decade of trying to make perfect digital photos, I decided to return to film and embrace the so-called imperfections. I find them to be integral in giving my images a semblance of soul. My initial inspiration to take up photography was my grandfather William Nurenberg, a magnificent unknown street photographer. I often recall the nights we’d gather around the slide projector to see pictures from his latest trip on Kodachrome. While I’ve made my living documenting the most dramatic moments of life, it’s often been the more insignificant things that intrigue me most. I identify closely with the artists of the abstract De Stijl movement of the 1920’s. I love to capture tidy little relationships of light and shadow. I’m constantly searching for a way to express my idea that ‘everything is perfectly what it is.”