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A Photograph as Haiku: The Leap

with M. H. Rubin

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Course Description

The practice of haiku, whether written or photographed, is a life-long pursuit. Join Rubin for the next step in the creative practice of a photograph as haiku. This spring he offers an online workshop to further your personal exploration.

Designed exclusively for alumni of the Photographing Haiku workshop, this is a special one-time offering to move beyond the basics of the form and begin to concentrate on the poetry. Rubin pushes your creative skills, in particular with the internal comparison—the “leap” between the beats of the poem. We play with the edge in terms of formality and simplicity and look at types of compositions. Perhaps most importantly, we simply play in the form to improve our photographs.

We begin the workshop with an exploration of any haiku you’ve made since your first haiku workshop. Over the course of three weeks, we critique each other’s work to help push ourselves and we make new work—demonstrating our control of nuance and refining our poetic practice and personal authenticity. Together we undertake the journey and leap back into a photograph as haiku.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Exclusively for alumni of Rubin’s Photographing Haiku workshop (online or in-person).

What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of digital workflow. Participants must be able to download and select images using image editing software for class sessions.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

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Creative Vision, One-of-a-Kind
about
M. H. Rubin

M. H. Rubin has been a photographer and collector for more than 40 years, recently relocated to Santa Fe after decades in the Bay Area. As a young protégé of Jerry Uelsmann, he began by creating images that were surreal. Over time he developed a practice that was “pure seeing” and unmanipulated. Today Rubin embraces the passion of the amateur and evangelizes photographic exploration for everyone. He manages a large photo collection of classical 20th-century works, always incorporated into his workshops, and has spent the past years developing this new curriculum in photographic education. His book The Photograph as Haiku was released in 2023.

Concurrent with photography, he has had an entrepreneurial career that has spanned industries such as publishing, consumer retail, entertainment media, and technology. Career highlights include Lucasfilm, Netflix, and Adobe. He has had editing and post-production roles on numerous television and movie projects, including the miniseries “Lonesome Dove,” and the Bertolucci feature “The Sheltering Sky.”

Rubin has a degree in neuroscience from Brown University. He is a colorful storyteller and entertaining educator, the author of hundreds of essays, and a dozen books primarily on filmmaking—including a history of Lucasfilm and Pixar, Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution.

Website: byrubin.com

Medium: neomodern.medium.com

Instagram: @droidmaker

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