With the mining in decline the economic and social aspects in this small country town are quickly diminishing. So not the drive of Bree Day, who understands that creative development contributes to the wellbeing of individuals and the cohesion of the social tapestry. My workshop is only one in a series of creative endeavors. The location was the civic center that supplied us with a large black background, the option to safely go outside and enough space for several teams to work at the same time. A small group of adults with greatly varied photography experience joined the Light Graffiti workshop.
I brought a vast array of light sources including several specific constructed items. Via a series of samples interspersed with practice runs the participants gained a thorough insight in the possibilities of the various lights; how each looks on camera, how to move with them as well as the wide scope of possibilities in painting with light.
During the 2nd half collaborations were formed based on concepts. Each team planned a storyline and how to execute a series of 3-6 imagined images. There were enough camera’s brought by the participants to work independently at the same time. Halfway through the up-to-date results were presented to the group and tips shared after which each team either re-did their footage or continued with their project. The final -funny, scary and fantasy- results were absolute fantastic and proudly shared.
Light Graffiti (Painting with Light)
1 August 2015
Duke Albada – Flying Arts Artist
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