Boheme Workshop - Learning Film in Greece
"If we were to utter the phrase “Greek Wedding”, there are certain to be a particular series of images that come to mind. Blue-domed churches, whitewashed buildings perched on the edge of cliffs, bold colors, bright sun, extravagance and sweeping ocean views. While these scenes do indeed exist, they are not necessarily representative of Greek beauty in the deeper sense of the word. Presented with the opportunity to photograph in Athens, we wanted to explore the concept of beauty further and create something authentic and honest. Something culturally true and something personal. When we spoke of a Greek bride on her wedding day, the local neighborhood and her church were central to the experience. These small churches are rich in history and a focal point of daily life for the communities of which they are a part. We pictured our bride making the journey to her nearby church where she would exchange vows with her loved one before joining family and friends for an intimate dinner party overlooking the sea at sunset.
We drew inspiration from the natural environment, the surrounding architecture as well as the color palette and textures provided by the landscape.The tonality of the stone ground surrounding the church flowed seamlessly towards the ocean and the rocky outcrops forming the coastline. We foraged many blooms and foliage from the nearby village with the daphne and olive leaf a subtle connection to the floral detailing on our bride's gown. We hope the contemplative simplicity of these images encourages a bride to think of the moments, experiences and spaces that are an important part of her wedding story."Boheme Workshop Boheme Workshop Boheme Workshop
Messinia, Greece – September 2015Αισθητική (Aisthētiké)- Greek for the philosophy of the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty. Join us for a 5 day retreat on the breathtaking coast of the Messinia region of Greece. Rich in historical and natural beauty, this country is every photographer’s dream- and as one of Europe’s lesser known treasures the landscapes are a breath of fresh air as a backdrop for editorial shoots. Be inspired by the colours, textures and scenery of Greece! Boheme Workshop Boheme Workshop Boheme Workshop Our philosophy behind Boheme is to create a retreat style, fine art focussed workshop for photographers, inspired by the history and beauty of Greece and its ancient concept of Aisthētiké – “the nature of art, beauty and taste with the creation and appreciation for beauty”. With that in mind we have assembled an incredible team to style and produce breathtaking, thoughtful photo-shoots that will boost your portfolios with destination work that will help take your business to the next level. Boheme Workshop Boheme Workshop The area in Messinia where our workshop will be hosted is a peaceful secluded area of small villages, nestled amongst rolling hills of olive groves, and surrounded by the deep blue Mediterranean sea. We will welcome you to The Romanos Collection at Costa Navarino which will be your home for the week. This luxurious resort has sweeping views of the coastline, swimming pools, a private beach, spa and beautifully appointed rooms. We will hold our classroom time on site as well as breakfasts. During the week we will be taking you on excursions to outlying areas for shoots and meals. We have arranged with the government use of the historic castle of Methoni for one of our 4 shoots. Boheme Workshop Boheme Workshop Boheme Workshop This exclusive and intimate workshop will be an intensive 5-day experience that will not only inspire you, but also provide gorgeous content for portfolio building and learning that will help you grow your business, get published, and follow your dreams. We will focus on creating emotive imagery that tells a story, through focussed classroom exercises, professionally styled shoots and lots of one-on-one time. Dates: September 20th-24th 2015 Location: The Romanos Luxury Collection at Costa Navarino Investment: $3100 Canadian Investment includes accommodation, all meals and drinks (even the fun ones!), 5 professionally styled shoots, all classes, and one-on-one portfolio review. Also lots of treats and fun surprises! Join us here in historic Greece for a once in a lifetime workshop with stunning destination portfolio images... Boheme Workshop Boheme Workshop Boheme Workshop Boheme Workshop Vendor details
Photographer: Vasia Photography for Boheme Workshops | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Styling: Tahnee Sanders | Florals: Celsia Floral | Ribbon: Stella Wolfe | Gown: Rue de Seine from Lovers Land | MUAH: Frantzeska Koukoula | Hair Piece: Artisan Markets | Model: Amalia of New Model Athens | Linens: Lissu | Cake: Anna Elizabeth | Table and chairs: Zazoo Event Rentals | Calligraphy and Stationery: September Letters | Select tabletop pieces: The Cross Decor & Design | Other pieces: Stylist's own