Having been concentrating on our own personal projects for the last few weeks, some of the Snapshot Girls have come up with some pretty amazing work, and over our last few meetings we had the pleasure of seeing what everyone’s been up to.
Suzanne had taken some incredible close-up photos of flowers at Clyne Garden. Taken using an app on her phone, the detail and intensity of the colours were stunning, and got us all inspired. Christine has been concentrating on her drawing, working from photos to produce some beautiful pencil-drawn portraits. It was really exciting to see another type of artwork make its way into our meetings.
Hannah has been busy with a fantastic new project inspired by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York Twitter page. Jacks of Swansea captures the images and stories of the city’s fascinating inhabitants, and she has already started a Facebook page to showcase the photos.
Hannah also had some BIG news for us (drum roll…)
…Snapshot Girls has been approached by the Mission Gallery in Swansea to create and deliver workshops as part of their Family Arts Festival this autumn! As a local arts group, SSGs has been asked to host a workshop for the public, and then exhibit the work produced at the gallery.
Hannah suggested that Jacks of Swansea could be a great topic for the workshops, and a wonderful way of connecting with the people of Swansea. We agreed that, as a group, we would do some more research on this style of photography and think about the potential problems and limitations of the topic. Some of us, (myself included), found the prospect of approaching strangers to interview and photograph a bit daunting, so we decided that anyone who wanted to could have a go at taking their own Jacks of Swansea photos before our next meeting. Watch this space!