Bringing Gower Home 2
ASDES was invited to engage in photographing the Gower as part of the second round of Bringing Gower Home. CHAPS, horse and pony rescue scheme on the Gower provided the venue for the workshop. CHAPS has a fabulous 76 acre site just outside Gowerton where rescue horses are given special care and attention. Participants were under strict orders not to interact with the horses due to the challenging behaviour that some of them can present. They were very photogenic though!
Despite the rain – real Welsh rain, 4 new participants engaged in this positive experience. Throughout the day the group were set a range of tasks by Mel Ezra who runs the workshop in collaboration with Gower Landscape Partnership. Mel challenged the group to look at different ways of capturing an image without thinking about the technicalities of the camera functions. The group engaged in tasks where they had to collect images that could relate to the descriptors set by Mel, this included a photograph of something in the surrounding landscape that reflect how each individual was feeling on the day.
Time was spent exploring the natural landscape of the site and a lot of time trying to capture an image that did not have anything green in it.
Participants worked well together in small groups, discussing images that Mel had taken and critically organising them into sets of good images to what they thought were poor images. This wonderfully led participants onto the task of taking a selfie with a difference. Thanks to the sun coming out for some great reflection selfies!
There will be a follow up feedback session where images produced by participants will be displayed. This event will be open to friends and family of participants to share the wonderful outcomes of the day. Further information of the event can be found on Mel Ezra’s web blog at www.melanieezra.com
Venue and time for feedback event to be arranged by ASDES