Here’s a selection of ace photos taken by people who took part in my ‘Imagine’ session at Manchester Art Gallery this weekend – playing with cameras, mirrors, angles, etc. Each month the session aims to encourage families to experiment with a chosen theme or ‘material of the month’ in a gallery space. In this case, the starting point was in the atrium – a light, airy space filled with views inside and out, tiles, shapes, patterns and plenty of things for a camera lens to focus on. Those who took part were set on a mission to capture some inventive shots!
Can you guess what’s in the picture? Can you also guess the age of the photographer of each photo?
BTW, a great big THANK YOU to Rob Blundell, Emily Songhurst and Grace Sutcliffe for all your help and bright ideas!
Manchester Art Gallery Facebook:
I’ve just been reviewing my year in Flickr photos. I have had my Flickr account since 2006, although various hard drives and shoe boxes are crammed full of images I’ve taken throughout my life. What a peculiar exhibition that would make!
Basically, the rule is there is no rule. I like to have my camera near to me when I go out for walks, etc. and shoot subjects/objects of interest whenever I feel the urge.
Here’s my take on this photographic habit I have developed:
“I like to sow seeds for story-making and ideas, capturing traces of activity, movement, shadows, lights, blurs, figures, etc. I also like to respond to emotive landscapes and provoke curiosity when snapping strange details or interesting objects. I create intriguing titles to add another layer of meaning to the image. The words/titles work in relation to the images and at times the viewer must work to understand the connection. The photographic image is not neutral, nor is it a document of factual evidence. Rather it forms a gateway into a more subjective, super-imposed reality, which emphasises a particular observation, mood, emotion or personal response.”
To peruse my photos, click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/michikofujii