66 or 67
Exploring self image and attitudes to ageing through photography projects.
I have begun my exploration process by using an Instax Square instant camera to gather images and stories. By asking the participants to write on the instant prints we were able to capture each story in a nutshell.
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Oi! A Collaborative Community Project about Protest
Photography & Me, The Early Years
I was brought up surrounded by photography. My father worked as a freelance photographer and he had his darkroom in an old bathroom, downstairs in our home in Twickenham, Middlesex. My earliest memories are of creating prints from leaves placed directly onto photographic paper underneath the enlarger. I used to love watching my Dad and helping him develop and print black and white photographs. As a special treat I was allowed to pass the pictures through the glazer to give them a gloss finish. My Dad used to touch up photographs where a speck of dust would have created blemishes, using a fine paint brush and special black paint. I want to go back to the simple days of photography where story, composition and lighting are key. I will explore and refine these skills throughout this period of development and although I will be using a digital camera I intend to do little, if any, digital editing and use only available light.
Amanda McCormack 2021