You get two of Guy Tal's sessions, "Creativity and Expression in Photography" and "Be Extraordinary!"
"Creativity and Expression in Photography"
Prolific. If there is one word to describe Guy Tal it is prolific. He produces regular columns for OnLandscape and LensWork magazine in addition to having 2 incredibly impactful books encouraging you to look a little deeper into your work. In his 30 years of practicing photography he has produced over 10,000 portfolio images that he uses in his writings, on his website, or as ways to teach concepts.
In his words “In photography I strive to create images that speak to wildness - the quality of being attuned to, and inspired by, the wild. I consider my work to be expressive art, in the sense that its primary purpose is to offer visual metaphors for thoughts and feelings, rather than to document appearances.”
It is such an honor to welcome back one of our most popular speakers, the proflic Guy Tal. Guy continues to reinvent his work and connection to the natural environment with his images but also with his words. He continues to produce even more deep and insightful work but is appearing less and less in public. So it is with great excitement that he will be presenting completely new materials that have not been shared in any other public forms.
In his words:
Poet Mary Oliver wrote, “In truth, the work itself is the adventure. And no artist could go about this work, or would want to, with less than extraordinary energy and concentration. The extraordinary is what art is about.” Similarly, in an interview about his work, artist Francis Bacon said, “It’s all so meaningless, we may as well be extraordinary.”
What does it mean to be extraordinary? It means being your own unique self, striving — and daring — to make the most of who you are and the opportunities available to you. It is what existential philosophers referred to as living authentically.