ALL SORTS OF SPECIAL STUFF…..
All sorts of ‘Special’ stuff happening this month.
First off was a little shoot for Special Olympics Ireland. We headed off to Holborn Studios and met up with our model for the shoot, Max. I have known Max for many years. He has Down’s syndrome and is on the books of the VisAble People model agency. He also appeared in the Oscar nominated film ‘Notes on a Scandal’. We had lots of fun shooting and you can see Max here: Special Olympics Ireland
As I mentioned before funding for Shifting Perspectives has stopped, but people are still asking to show the work, so I have set up a Community Interest Company (CIC) and will be actively looking for funding soon.
In the meantime, I head down to Cardiff and put up a small exhibition at the Welsh Sennedd. The Welsh Sennedd is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people, makes laws for Wales, and holds the Welsh Government to account.
This is in the newly ‘re-born’ docks area of Cardiff, which is really very nice, with some great buildings.
For REMAP I went down to meet Abby, who is training for the Paralympic Games in Rio. She has Cerebral Palsy and the good people of REMAP have made her a specially designed chair. Took some photographs and also did a little ‘video-portrait’ of her, which was great fun
If you could condense determination, joyfulness and inspiration, it would take the form of Abby!
I have been known to collect things, especially photography books. The photographer James Mulkeen has just finished an Arts Council funded project on Collectors. He got in touch a little while a go to see if I would ‘mentor’ him on his project. I popped up to Doncaster to have a look at the final project on the walls of The Point in Doncaster. James has done a great job and the images looked fantastic. I hope he carries it on, as I can see a book in the making. Have a look here: James Mulkeen Collections.
And here is the first and very special issue of Modern Farmer magazine, with one of my images on the front cover.
Modern Farmer magazine
Shifting Perspectives exhibition at The Welsh Senned