Week 1 / Course (engl.) –
Heidi Specker


The hairdresser is a place where the public and the private intersect. In different times, for different genders or ethnicities, depending on class and age, the salon is an highly individual expression of culture, even if the hairdresser is part of a franchise (Cut and go, Mod`s Hair). On the other hand the client wants to define his self-image as a part of a group (music, politics, religion), a mark of uniqueness or to disappear in uniformity.

The workshop includes a wide range of possibilities and should be seen as a welcome to all interests in photography:

- Street (City Center, Suburbs, Topography)
- Interior (Furniture, Utilities, Decoration)
- Still (Details, Tools, Surfaces)
- Portrait (Hairdresser and Clients)
- Cultural Studies (Communication, Everyday Culture, Social Space, Gender, Faith)
- Fashion (Bangs, Beards, Undercut, Perm)

Points of entry:

Shampoo, 1975 (Hal Ashby)
Quadrophenia, 1979 (Franc Roddam)
Edward Scissorhands, 1990 (Tim Burton)
Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2010)

What to bring: Camera (Photo, Video, Phone), (digital or analogue), Laptop
Requirements: Readiness to approach people and to work with them; basic technical knowledge of photography
Maximum number of participants: 12

Heidi Specker was born in 1962 in Damme, Germany. Her main interest lies in architecture, opened steady first to interior and finally (so far) to portrait. Her works have been shown in solo exhibitions at various venues, including Sprengel Museum Hannover (DE), Mies van der Rohe Haus Berlin, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren (DE), Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (DE), and Berlinische Galerie, Berlin. Heidi Specker lives and works in Berlin and teaches the class for photography at HGB, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig.

See more at http://www.heidispecker.de