Eyes in Progress - Portrait Workshop with Richard Dumas



From the 22nd until the 25th of October 2014, Richard Dumas (Vu Agency) will lead a workshop in Paris. The workshop is open to just 9 participants, professional photographers, advanced amateurs or artists who wish to improve their photographic style and technics or experiment with a new genre.

Richard Dumas is not a portraitist, but a photographer. In contrast with his namesake Richard Avedon, Dumas is not a socialite or a star because he shoots celebrities or fashion. This distinction is not intended to tarnish this celebrated photographer’s essential role in the international photography world, but to better understand Dumas’s personal motives for doing what he does best: making portraits.

He is immediately recognizable by his somewhat dandy-like elegance and his intuition for strong, and restrained contrasts. His pictures appear to be placed out of time, making them icons through the mystery of his images and their unexpected vibrations of light. Literature, Portuguese cinema, and a rich breath of music, ranging from jazz to rock, nourish his refined photography.

The aim of the class is to learn and improve the way of portraying people by mastering the relationship with the subject, being more confident and creating evocative and meaningful portraits wit the use of natural light. In the end, the workshop with Richard Dumas will help you to discover what is your own personal path to portrait photography.

For more information and to apply, see the Eyes in Progress site.


Portrait Workshop Richard Dumas

22-25 October
Bar Floréal.photographie
43 rue des Couronnes
75020 Paris