Landscape Photography and Land Art with Alfredo
  • Parras de la Fuente, Mexico
  • 40 hours over 5 days

Landscape Photography and Land Art with Alfredo

Trek through the dunes and mountains of Parras de la Fuente, to learn landscape photography and technical components of creating compelling visual installations and performance pieces in nature. Explore the city, soak up the desert sun, and savor the vineyards for which the city is named after.
  • Local Transportation
  • Artist Accommodation

Pricing

One Guest
USD $2005
Additional guest(s) (max 3)
USD $525

Accommodation

One Guest
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Additional guest(s)
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Meet the Artist

Alfredo is a contemporary photographer with 25 years of experience, and more than ninety exhibitions to his credit across 5 continents. Land art is his primary focus as his passion lies in landscapes, specifically the desert. He’s travelled to the world’s most extreme deserts performing art interventions in the landscape, setting scenes with a variety of elements, both natural and manipulated. In the middle of the sometimes-oppressive vastness of the desert, he’s built and photographed intimate spaces; some serving as metaphors of the painful desertification of the planet caused by man, and others function as ironic allusions to humans’ relationship with desert. He is also the founder of a non-profit organization Luz del Norte dedicated to promoting and disseminating the diversity of Latin American photography through various platforms.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Developing an appreciation of the landscape: its light, textures, and forms.
  • Learning the use of different techniques to photograph nature.
  • Three days guided through vast dunes and mountains.
  • Opportunities to take vernacular architecture photography.
  • Technical aspects such as composition, light, exposure, concept and narrative line.
  • Working with a digital medium format camera, and also analog camera if requested.
  • Visiting vineyards, picturesque towns, and the Museo del Desierto.
  • Meeting other creatives and visiting their studios.

Stay at Alfredo's

Stay in a 3-star, clean, safe, and peaceful hotel handpicked by Alfredo near his home. It includes a double room for 2 guests. If guests prefer separate rooms, or there is a 3rd guest, there will be an additional charge of $450/ room.

Explore Parras de la Fuente

Parras de la Fuente is known as the oasis of the semi-desert of Coahuila state and as the cradle of New World wine. There is so much richness to uncover from its vineyards and walnut trees to its ancient architecture and history around its desert civilization. Deep in the desert you will find rocks engraved by indigenous ancestors; it is without a doubt a treasure that has survived the inclemency of time. Be sure to visit the impressive Canyon of Lima its massive 40 meter high walls.

Additional Details

Must be 20 years old or older. Not suitable for kids nor persons in wheelchair. It's great to visit year-round. Although, you'll want to avoid visiting between August 1-17 and December 20-31 when most businesses close for the holidays.

This VAWAA is available for a longer duration, up to 10 days, and can also be taught in Oaxaca or Mexico City. Let us know if interested.

Alfredo's Availability 5 days