Photography in the Llynfi Valley with ASDES and Llynfi Valley Local Community Coordinator
On a cold, wet day in February, participants joined together in a social opportunity based around photography. All were challenged to find images around the immediate area of the Sports Centre based in the town of Maesteg. Initially everyone thought that there was nothing much about to photograph but when we took the time to think about the small details around us, all were able to capture images that represented cold, texture, February and Maesteg, who said puddles were not interesting. The group found that by taking time to look at the small details around them there was a lot to see, one participant commented that in a small area of woodland next to the sports centre he was able to capture an image of what looked like a cave with moss and water dripping around the outside of it. Others used reflections and some of the man-made buildings around to demonstrate textures and coldness. Another participant commented on the lovely texture and pattern to the stone work of the old corn stores which forms the main foyer of the sports centre.
In today’s world we are bombarded by the selfie, images that people have taken on themselves and posted on social media to show them engaged in an activity or demonstrating their new style in hair / fashion. For most participants who identify on the autistic spectrum this can be a difficult task but today’s participants were very creative in their images that represented themselves.
Another photographic activity will be planned for next month, for further details please get in touch with Judith on 07519834584 or Laura on 07815579082 alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com