Welcome to EyeOpener. This is where you can find episodes from our photographic journeys. People, places, moments and events we have witnessed, often by design, and frequently, through that most faithful companion of curious travellers: serendipity.
On paper, most itineraries are similar. In reality, so much of the way in which we experience new places depends on the context in which we do so. Photographers who travel with us often tell us that GeckoWorkshops Expeditions are not the same as other photography workshops:
Some put it down to consistently finding themselves in the best place at the best time; others, to constructive feedback and the opportunity to put it into practice; others still, to engaging with their surroundings in ways they hadn’t thought possible, and returning home with a body of images articulating their experience, a visual narrative of the journey that is their own.
While our workshops are meticulously planned to offer participants all of the above and more, their character – the context that they provide – owes a great deal to the synergy amongst participants; the unique, creative dynamics that develop when a small group of people with common interests and goals embarks on a journey based on real-life events and photographic opportunities.
So, the main reason why participants find our workshops unique, we believe, is that they are travellers as much as photographers: curious, creative individuals who are intrigued by what they find, rather than what they expect to see - photographers captivated by the adventure of dealing in the ‘continually vanishing things’ that form the subject of our expeditions.
EyeOpener is designed to give you a glimpse into our photographic journeys and the many, unique opportunities that they present – the fleeting moments and constantly disappearing things that, through purpose and chance, we find along the way.
Explore. Enjoy. And if you like what you see, join us on one of our Unique Photographic Journey.