You’ve done photography workshops.They were all fine and dandy, but you’re still hungry for something… more.
You’re itching to connect your photographic technique with the artistic, expressive voice inside.
You want that something “extra” to shine through. A heart & soul connection that can be seen, heard and felt in your work. In any work, photography & beyond. (After all… life is art!)
It’s eluded you so far. But it’s there. You can feel it in your bones. It’s why you keep searching. You want what you create to sing out your one, true voice.
You want to photograph, create art, LIVE from there.
I get it. On every level.
WE CAN DO THIS.
Find your photographic voice.
This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for 1:1 time with me in The French Riviera in the glorious month of June.
You’ll be treated to daily photo walks in medieval villages, in a famous town by the sea and in a village nestled in the hills above the Mediterranean, along delicious home-cooked meals that nurture mind, body and soul.
It's a gathering of like-minded people with a powerful focus; to discover the land, the people and the food of the South of France… through the lens of their deepest and truest photographic "voice."
"I felt warm, I felt invited and like I could just be me… which in turn made me feel like I could relax, open up and believe that I could find my voice." -- Debra Tufts
Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. -- Ansel Adams
This is for people seeking their own creative magic!
You don't have to be a pro photographer or super experienced. This is not about the gear! It's about what you DO with it.
It's about being able to "see" the image before pressing the shutter.
It's about tapping into the voice inside; your muse. That "spark of divine fire" that will sing itself into everything you create; your photography, art, business and life.
It's about letting the place itself weave its magic on you; helping you create results that surprise even you.
Yeah. We go there.
Know my other fave Ansel Adams quote? "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!"
In the end: you’ll have a set of photographs that tells YOUR story, using your unique, artistic voice. You'll walk away with a system to approach any new photographic situation with confidence, knowing exactly how to hone in on the money shot that'll make your inner muse want to high-five herself.
Nourished by home-cooked meals, you'll learn how to support both body and soul, in a safe place to try out new ideas. You'll experience the sights, sounds and smells of local life, camera in-hand. As you sink into a quieter pace and rhythm, it becomes ever-easier for you to hear the whispers of your inner Muse… and your “Artist’s Voice” effortlessly evolves and emerges through your images. We’ll turn your creative vision loose amidst the multitude of inspirations you'll discover in the South of France!
FINDING YOUR VOICE IS A GAME-CHANGER. SO IS THIS PLACE.
WHEN I FIRST BROUGHT MY VOICE HERE, SOMETHING AMAZING HAPPENED.
MY WORK CHANGED, MY BEING CHANGED, MY BELIEFS ABOUT WHAT IS POSSIBLE CHANGED.
I WANT TO OFFER YOU THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SAME.
If you’re interested, you’ll need to CONTACT ME ASAP: this retreat is kept purposely small. It will fill up!
- We have space for 6 participants at La Verriére, shared quarters. Rooms are good-sized, with 2 double beds each. If you require more privacy, we have local hotel and AirBnB suggestions (not covered in the cost of the workshop.).
- Photography instruction will be in a small group setting, while exploring local French culture and learning to tell the story of your experience visually through the lens, with emotion and in YOUR unique artistic voice.
- Discussion & daily photo walks with time for feedback, photo critiques, rest, relaxation and to visit, ask questions and photograph.
- Time for shopping and exploring.
- Two meals daily at La Vérriere. You'll also be able to experience foods in local towns and villages, for a local culinary experience of regional fare. Delicious food, yummy wines!
This retreat is designed for all levels; the only requirement is that you have a working knowledge of whatever camera you bring. Mobile phone cameras are welcome! It’s not about the gear… it’s about the vision and the voice behind the lens.
Closest international airport: Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. Then take a taxi , Uber, train or bus to Cannes. Exact address will be provided to registered participants.
We're so lucky to have Lieke open the doors of the exquisite La Verriére for us! But here's the extra added bonus: Lieke will be preparing meals that are not only swoonably delicious, but deeply nourishing as well. With 40 years experience as a Nutritionist, she'll not only make sure that the food we eat is fresh and absolutely luscious... but that it's also deeply nourishing and life-sustaining. That's just ONE of the reasons why I'm so excited about Lieke and La Verriére!
This journey is about nurturing your art, body, mind and soul.
Truth: to be at your artistic best, you need to be mentally, physically, creatively focused. Most people eat whatever they can grab along the way, expect their bodies to keep up and wonder why they're so tired at the end of the day.
We're taking a different route. It goes more like this: feeling loved, energized and fulfilled by the foods prepared for you along your creative journey.
But there's more: participants have also enjoyed Lieke's nutritional and health consultations, to carry them home and beyond. You can also experience Theragem therapy for a deeper level of healing. Lieke was the first practitioner of this revolutionary therapy in France, which was originally developed to help the children of Chernobyl when nothing else would. Doctors soon came to marvel at its brilliant results.
These fabulous options are in addition to what's included in the retreat and will incur an additional (don't worry, it's reasonable) cost. Just ask for more info! Suffice it to say that everyone has taken advantage of Lieke unique set of skill and knowledge and have been thrilled with the results!
Part of finding your voice is being mindful and taking care of yourself on all levels.
Lieke Kay and La Verriére provide a perfect springboard.
"The whole process and the combination of you & Lieke made us more focused in ourselves, able to find our ground and discover where and how we want to be.... and not just as photographers!"-- Lauri Novak
'Let yourself be silently drawn by what you really love. It will not lead you astray.' --Rumi
You in? Got questions?
Send me a message and I’ll be in touch to answer questions, explain the juicy details and help you register.