I was lucky enough to get some work last week in a few schools throughout the country. I have just dropped off the images to my client who now owns them and thought i would share a couple. The brief was to capture children consulting with an agency about their needs for a new educational product. I’m not allowed to show the product, but am very happy with the images.
Despite the fact I’m on holiday I’m also sorting out my graphics and photo portfolio, while doing so i came across this image.
I took this photo for an education client earlier this year, it’s of a schoolchild who has been working on a puppet (Mother Pig) as part of a larger project for a puppet show to be performed by him and other autistic children. The clients brief was to capture images to help promote the fact they manage an awards system for a range of children to promote their self confidence, motivation and ability.
This student came up to me with the mask held between us. I asked him to look at the camera though the eyeholes which he was happy to do. I took a few shots – changing where I focused and the framing. This portrait is really interesting, it revealed some of my sitters knowingness about himself, it also suggests barriers that exist between people, our personalities as a mask and so is rich in meaning – and interpretation.
I was also struck by the high level of care shown to the students and the fact they paid complete attention when they made some puppets that afternoon. It was a very exciting and rewarding project.
Note: I pass the copyright of my images to my clients, but retain the right to reproduce images in my own material. So either way all rights are reserved – as they are for all my other work.
It’s half term here which means I get to catch up with an old schoolfriend and his kids (he’s a teacher). Sweet day, if brutally cold. Didn’t stop them having fun though.