| Dec 14, 12:26 AM
This month we hosted our first ever 20×24 workshop, taught by John Reuter and Nafis Azad of the 20×24 studio. The workshop began with an evening lecture by John at Impossible NYC, covering the development and historical use of the camera. John showed images shot by a diverse group of talented artists, shot since the camera’s inception in 1976. The group was inspired by the large format work of Lucas Samaras, Joel Janowitz, Betty Hahn, Chuck Close, Barbara Kasten, and more. We had a q&a session on the set-up, lenses, and technical specifics of the camera so the group could prepare for the studio day.
The second day of the workshop was a full studio day at the 20×24 studio in downtown manhattan. Participating in the workshop were filmmaker Dan Weissman, writer Chris Bonanos, and photographers Frank Stewart, Carrie Roseman and Fabrice and Varial. Everyone shot had a chunk of time to shoot with the camera, guided by John and Nafis. The group shot a wide variety of images, some still lifes, classic portraits, nudes, multiple exposures, and emulsion lifts. The workshop was an amazing experience to learn about, shoot with, and watch others use this rare and legendary large format camera. We will offer the 20×24 workshop again soon so stay tuned and don’t miss your chance to shoot with the 20×24 camera!