Workshop by Erik Kessels ‘Fabulous Failures’

10 kw. 2019

Sputnik Photos invites for a workshop by Erik Kessels ‘Fabulous Failures’ – Warsaw, June 7th-9th, 2019.
We live in an age where most of our tools we use are close to perfection. Our computers, phones, applications and navigation systems make no mistakes. Perfection is not a really good starting point to create new ideas, so to sometimes deliberately go towards a mistake and from their find a new direction is actually something good. Society teaches us to avoid mistakes, but for creative people and innovators they are essential. Erik Kessels will speak about his book Failed It! How mistakes inspire him and how he makes works out of it. In a photographic workshop he will force participants to fail and fuck up. Participants will define a failure and will later make a work out of it. At the end of the workshop all the results will be on show.
Failure is important.
If you’re not willing to humiliate yourself, make mistakes and downright fuck-up, you should consider working in a cubicle farm. It’s safer there. Because as a creative, you’ll be called an idiot at least once a day.
That’s okay.
Making mistakes and failures, is how you progress.
Without it, you’ll be stuck in the same old safe zone.
In other words: boring.

So if we want to do this thing we love, make stuff, we have to get over our need not to fail.

Enrolment of participants:
March 20th – April 10th via email: info (at)
Title of message: Failures workshop
Please enclose 5-10 images from your series that you like the most
Decision based on applications: April 17th, 2019
1 installment (1500,00 PLN/350 EUR) paid before April 30th, 2019
2 installments (800,00 PLN by April 30th + 800 PLN by May 31st/ 190
EUR + 190 EUR)
Date: June 7th-9th, 2019
Venue: Warsaw, Chłodna 20 street
Group: ar 15 participants
Language: English
A workshop is accompanied by an open lecture by Erik Kessels June 10th within the Wszyscy Jesteśmy Fotografami programme.