London-based Drew Gardner will lead the week-long Phase One Master Class
in Paso Robles, California, October 25-30, 2009. This 5-day workshop is a hands-on opportunity to shoot Phase One digital cameras in a variety of locations. The workshop is also sponsored by Elinchrom and Manfrotto – who are providing lighting and grip gear.
If you are a DSLR shooter who is thinking of stepping up to medium format, then you will find this workshop to be the perfect opportunity to road-test the industry-leading Phase One system. If you currently use Phase One, the workshop will help you unlock the potential of Phase One cameras and software. In addition to Drew’s expertise, a Phase One Factory Technician will be in attendance to answer your most detailed questions.
Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Paso Robles is the hub of California's central-coast wine district. With a landscape that resembles Tuscany and over 200 wineries in the area, Paso Robles Workshops is quickly becoming a popular destination for photographers.
Enrollment is limited to 15 students. For more information, see the Paso Robles Workshops site (PasoRoblesWorkshops.com
'Europa' by Drew GardnerIMPORTANT NOTE (added 20 Aug):
'Europa' was not created for or by Phase One. It has not been used in an ad by Phase One. As detailed in the workshop link above, Phase One is sponsoring the workshop through the contribution of cameras and technical support for student use. Again as detailed via the link, the workshop is being produced by PRW – which is also the originator of this post.
I elected to use 'Europa' here because it is the cover image for Drew's tutorial DVD
that he released earlier this year. It is part of his Forest Series. I encourage you to look at Drew's portfolio site
to see more of the work from his Forest series. All involve contemporary interpretations of iconic women from mythology and literature.
Further, as the historical and artistic context
of Drew's 'Europa' is not apparent to many who have commented on this forum, I have appended the following series of images that depict 'Europa' from ancient through to modern times. If you previously found Drew's image above to be offensive or baseless, I encourage you to reconsider it in the context of the following:
1st-century fresco of 'Europa' discovered in Pompeii
'Abduction of Europa' by Rembrandt, circa 1632
'Europa' by Coypel, 1726
'Abduction of Europe' outside the European Parliament building in Strasbourg, France
2 Euro Coin, circa 2007