A model workshop

Creative photographers at work at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery
Creative photographers at work at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

If you can’t be creative, you can’t really BE, as far as I’m concerned. So it was great to get the chance to provoke fellow photographers into thinking outside boxes and take the kind of photos they’ve never taken before.

With my Exposure Leeds hat on, I designed a couple of workshops to complement the collection and current exhibition at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery. The lovely little Gallery, which houses Leeds University’s art collection, is tucked away in the Parkinson Building and, dammit deserves to be better known, used and visited.

The workshops Beyond Snapping and After Chen Man got people out into the gallery to take different photos, of the same exhibit, I had them taking so many photos they had to be creative. Some of the results were fabulous!

Chinese photographer Chen Man definitely thinks outside the box, the exhibition of her wacky photos and make-up work inspired make-up artist Faye Robertson to break out the pinks and the blues on the eyes of our volunteer models. Then when they discovered one of our models is a ballerina, they had her twirling and pirouetting all over the place. Talk about getting those creative juices flowing!

Great fun, but exhausting. So when are we doing it again, guys?!

The result

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