Javier Carmona (L)
Saturday, March 12 - 9:00AM to 9:45AM
Citing contemporary photographers who make performance their subject, this lecture uses them as a departure to examine acting methods, including Realism and the Jacque Lecoq School and their practical application for the still photograph. Directing scenes with working actors prompted a personal return to stage acting, having immersed as a student in both approaches. Such an experience begs the question: Does the photographer need to walk in the actor’s shoes to go to a more honest place? Emerging from this examination is a proposal for the lens-based practitioner to straightforwardly make a scene of rehearsed behavior.