It’s one of the biggest delights of digital that now pretty much everyone has access to a camera and the opportunity to share their photos worldwide and I absolutely love teaching photography to those who have a blossoming passion for capturing their lives through a lens.

I run bespoke private workshops, lecture at inspirational talks for young people, tutor at The V&A and work with inspirational photography charity PhotoVoice as a facilitator on their international projects.  My particular specialism is participatory photography methods and over the last ten years I’ve been blessed to work with amazing people in the UK and all over the world; including refugees, teens excluded from school, Traveller & Gypsy children, young adults with Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome, physically disabled children and blind and partially sighted adults.

For me, this side of photography is engaging, challenging, eye-opening and rewarding.  I’ve met people with mind blowing stories, people who have never used a camera before and people with memories they want to create, capture and share through photography.  I’m blown away to have worked with so many extremely talented photographers, both facilitators and participants.

I’d love to keep you updated with this side of my work and in the meantime, I’d like you to meet Gary Waite.  He’s a brilliant photographer, he’s also blind.  I worked with him and other blind/partially sighted people at OBAC on this PhotoVoice project.

Gary went on to star in this cinema & TV advert for Nokia:

I believe that as an artist you are always experimenting, making mistakes, growing and learning. What do you think?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below…

If you’d like to find out more about the bespoke 1-2-1 photography training sessions I offer, please drop me a line!

 

Published on August 26, 2011. Filed under /