Two lots of big news for you!!
MISS ANIELA: THE BOOK
I have big news that I have holding back for a few months now. I am very happy to announce that I am writing a photography book to be published here in the UK at the end of the year, and in the US to follow. The book, themed on self-portraiture, is jam-packed with everything related to my approach to photography and I am excited to observe that there is nothing QUITE like it on the photography book scene at the moment!
The book will be brimming with 176 pages: with my images, tons of information, inspiration and tips on self-portraiture and beyond. It will ALSO feature the work of NINE other handpicked self-portrait artists of a stellar ilk, who will share their background, knowledge and showcase some of their best work.
I am still writing the thing, so this is a premature announcement just to whet your appetite… I will be able to give you more details and updates in the upcoming months, and let you know when it will be available to pre-order on Amazon!
MISS ANIELA WORKSHOPS
The SECOND bit of fantastic news is that I will very soon be hosting what I have yet to label appropriately… ‘courses’, ‘workshops’, ’sessions’? Following the empowering encouragement from photographers I’ve been chatting to recently, including Lomokev and Haggis Chick, I have decided to get a move on and embark on my own photography teaching. It’s all in the planning stages at the moment but here are some quickfire facts:
(a) they will be starting soon, first to be in June
(b) each will have a small number of students, around 5-7
(c) they will be held in London and Brighton to start with, then aiming to branch out to other locations in the UK (with the longer-term goal of eventually getting to the US and even further!)
(c) they will be focused on providing an intimately close, inspiring and creative environment to hopefully ignite (or reignite) your approach to image-making. Much more detail to follow on what you can expect from the content!
All the info on prices, dates, length of courses, locations, what you need, how to book, etc etc – all coming soon! I just solidified the damn plan in my head this past two days!
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If you are interested in the courses, I would much appreciate you sending me an email to let me know. If you have time, you can also mention what you might be looking for from my courses. I want to make these things as customisable as they get. I would shrivel up and die if I ever found myself becoming bored by my own words or reciting formulaic crap, and I dislike the idea that they are about ‘teaching’.. I want them to be as much an experience for myself as for the students.
Image credit: Henry Yang (at my Seattle photowalk for Microsoft, Feb 09)