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March 21-23, 2024

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"MAKING A SCENE: Towards an Actor's Method for Still Photography"

Javier Carmona (L)

Saturday, March 12 - 9:00AM to 9:45AM
Summerlin D

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.


Javier Carmona
Javier Carmona

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