steven, the welly, 6-6-13
Our time for photographing at the Welly is, quite sadly, coming to an end. Ashleigh and I thought that last Thursday, which incidentally marked half a year that we’ve been at it, we’d be catching up with some of our earlier models to maybe make some more images of them.
However to our delight there were some new people interested in being part of the project and it was our happy job to photograph Harold, Lana and Steven. Or, in Ashleigh’s case, to partake of some acupuncture. Fair enough, I lined up for some much-appreciated chiropractic treatment a few visits ago.
Now apart from the obvious fun and creative challenge of taking these portraits, it must be said that getting to know people here at the Welly and hearing their diverse histories is incredibly rewarding in its own right. The portrait sessions don’t really typically last all that long, perhaps about 20 minutes or so, but you tend to talk about things in the lives of the sitters, and we’ve both found them to be characteristically and universally fascinating. We should probably ask our portrait models to put their thoughts and experiences down on paper, at least for use in the exhibition to accompany the pictures, but also and more importantly as a long-term resource for students of the general human condition.
Touch wood, but it seems like we’re on-track to have everything ready for Ballarat in August - James printed up the two large (40 X 60 inch) prints we’ll be hanging in the foyer and they look bloody amazing. I’ve been working with some wood to try and fabricate some way to hang them - they are HUGE.
And we found some frames locally that might just work for the A2 sized prints we hope to make. Only problem now is, we might have too many subjects and not enough hanging space!