Trina Koster: Workshop leader, street inspired portrait photographer and educator since 1995.
Scott Mooney: Photo retoucher, designer, illustrator, comic book artist.
German Portuondo: Surrealist Painter and professor of art and sociology at University of Santiago, director of community gallery
As a workshop instructor, it is Trina’s intention to offer a positive cultural experience. She shares her love of image-making and acute insight to introduce students to new ways of seeing and understanding the world through photography.
Trina has been teaching and shooting since 1995. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a BA focused in Fine Art Photography. 19 years later...Trina is still very passionate and dedicated to her life as a photographer.
To view Trina's studio site please visit www.trinakoster.com
German will be delivering lectures in contemporary Cuban culture, Cuban musical rhythms and dance and Cuban Art History.
During the photo feedback sessions German offers great insight and a truly unique perspective to the photographers understanding of their images.
To view German's art visit http://germanportuondo.blogspot.ca/
Photographically, Scott is intuitively feeling for light, texture, and story slices, seeking a sense of place and implied narrative. Scott also brings to the class a focus on taking your images to the next level in Photoshop.
“Cuba is the perfect place to shoot for me. The place is made of texture and colour and a creative mixing of materials resulting in a patchwork world of stone, stucco, concrete, wood and tin. It’s also a patchwork of time and place. Roads are cluttered with horse drawn carts, Chinese bicycles and scooter trucks, old russian motorcycles, Ladas, vintage American roadsters, modern Asian buses and hatchbacks. All of it weather worn. The passage of time is visibly marked on everything.”
To view Scott's art visit www.moon-man.com and www.scottmooney.me