Street Photography with Eric John Kim & Thomas Leuthard, a workshop organized by Spreadminds. It took place on November 13th and 14th, 2010 at Ashrafieh Auditorium from 10:00 AM till 06:00 PM. When I first heard of the workshop, I was not sure was to expect. The first time I ever read about Eric Kim and the term “Street Photography” was when I downloaded the PhotographyBB issue #33-Oct. 2010.
So, I signed up out of curiosity and hoped for the best. Upon my arrival, I was gladly surprised and comforted to see Houry and Nareg ; friends I first met during the Photoshoot outing in Jbeil. They are both great people to take photos with. Weirdly, everybody asked if Houry and I were related!
I personally learned a lot during the workshop. I loved how many photos were screened and commented. I loved how heterogeneous and yet how full of synergy the class was. I loved how from day one everybody added everybody on Facebook and Flickr. I loved how we went walking for hours on the streets of Ashrafieh, this part of Lebanon with which I have a Love & Hate relationship. I loved the interaction we had with the people. I loved watching Thomas Leuthard taking his photos and how close he would get to take unasked portraits of people.
Long story made short it was a hell of a workshop. I hope Eric Kim and Thomas Leuthard liked Beirut and enjoyed their stay. I hope they come again!
Am I getting any better in taking photographs? Check the Street Photography with Eric John Kim & Thomas Leuthard! album on Flickr.