Charles
Negre

Enseignements

Applied Photography

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Applied Photography

Studio project with MAP, Charles Negre

The first year students have been tasked with creating a story for Klima magazine. The course was tutored by Charles Negres.

Still Life Photography

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Still Life Photography

Workshop with MAP, Charles Negre

During this practical workshop tutored by Charles Negres, the students have been introduced to studio lighting for still life photography and realized images on topics connected to climate.

citizenM commission

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citizenM commission

Collaboration with MAP, Charles Negre

For the applied photography course, first year students were challenged with a commission for citizenM hotels. The students created several images following the client's guidelines. A selection of pictures was then printed as postcards and on plexiglas support to decorate the hotel's rooms. Students: Sara Bastai, Maeva Bosko, Sally Jo, Natalie Maximova, Joanna Wierzbicka, Olivia Wünsche, Manqin Zhang.

Jung-Ting Hu – Shuǐhuò

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Jung-Ting Hu – Shuǐhuò

Diploma project with Charles Negre

“Shuǐhuò” is a Mandarin term that refers to the trade of a commodity through distribution channels that are not authorised by the original manufacturer or trademark proprietor. 水 (“Shuǐ”) in Mandarin means “water”, while 貨 (“huò”) means “goods”. However, since the commodity is not authorised, the quality is usually poor. Therefore, when we see poor quality products, we use the word “Shuǐ” to describe them.

Johanna Hullar – If I Could Only Be Sure

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Johanna Hullar – If I Could Only Be Sure

Diploma project with Charles Negre

Inspired by the human capacity for emotional transformation and the examination of the still life genre, the project merges a series of still life videos of characterised everyday objects and organic material, creating a collage of different recurring moments and processes in time. The emphasis is on exploring the concept of entropy, making time tangible and capturing the transformation of a moment into its material representation. The project is presented on a 12x2m half-circular projection screen, thus surrounding the viewer with the imagery and allowing for a more visceral experience.

Still Life Photography

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Still Life Photography

Workshop with MAP, Charles Negre

The students created still life compositions developing a consistent body of images. Tutored by Charles Negres.

Collaboration with Gourmand Magazine

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Collaboration with Gourmand Magazine

Other with MAP, Charles Negre

‘There are many known connections between food and medicine but there is one quirky link which has not yet been explored: the culinary art of medical training. Despite all the fancy technologies available to educate doctors today teachers still turn to the kitchen fridge or pantry to train students in the skills of their profession. Grapes are perfect for practicing fragile skin suturing. Neurosurgeons learn how to measure the pres-sure of a robotic drill on eggshells.‘ We collaborated with The Gourmand, London based magazine initiated by art director David Lane.

Collaboration with HYT

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Collaboration with HYT

Workshop with MAP, Charles Negre

During the first semester of 2016/2017 academic year, the students worked with Charles Negre on the relationship between conceptual projects and applied works and how to appeal to a client’s needs as opposed to developing a project without constraint. The students collaborated with HYT, a luxury watch brand which gave a frame to develop a laboratory of ideas. The correlation between past inventions and avant-garde technology is a key aspect of this project as well as how science can be turned as a visual emotion. The subject focus on still life, however, following the motivations of each student, other photographic forms became relevant. The context of the brand gives the students the oppportunity to develop conceptual and unexpected visions within the realm of the subject, however the end goal is an understanding and realization independent of the brand.

Projects

Charles Negre – Models

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Charles Negre – Models

Diploma project by Charles Negre

“ These images are lies. What credibility has the photographic principle that says that an image should be faithful to reality? Our perception goes back and fourth between the illusion and its interpretation. Illusion warns and questions.The landscape is an interpretation of a space.The scale models are turned into landscapes through their representation ; from one space’s interpretation born feelings. What is our relationship with nature? Understand it, preserve it, reproduce it. The unknown and the virginity have disappeared from our apprehension of nature. Through those images, I create a fake natural reproductible world. The process of production of the images are like dioramas, trying to imitate the living, often idealized. It is a creation led by an utopia ; the quest of the terra incognita. The serie is the representation of a limited universe, a cosmos. The fog, like a drape, reveals or hides those spaces. This torment, creator and destructor in the same time is the show of a genesis. We get out of the cave, going from obscurity to lightness. The point is the memory of having been lost in time and space. ” Charles Negre