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13 Days until Private View: 24th March, Calumet London. 6pm onwards.

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A nice little feature on the Left A Bit blog: http://leftabitblog.tumblr.com

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Green Party Action weekend, Highgate and St. Pancras, London, 29th February – 1st March 2015

This weekend was packed full of canvassing for The Camden Green Party. As well as officially promoting the Green Party in the build up to the 2015 general election, I’ve been trying to shoot my own work around their campaign, which I have found to be less successful as I’m still discovering what exactly my work is about. I’m hoping it will naturally evolve as time goes by and photographs continue to be taken.

So with my Green Party hat on, I’ll start by sharing what I’m happy with and continue posting as I discover more about my own project.

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett and Camden Councillor Sian Berry take to the streets for canvasing on the Green Party Action Day, Highate, London, 28th February 2015

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett and Camden Councillor Sian Berry at the local Farmers’ Market in Highgate.

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett on The Green Party Action Day, Highgate, London, 28th February 2015

Leader of The Green Party Natalie Bennett, Highgate

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett and Green Party members speak to members of the public  on the Green Party Action Day, Highate, London, 28th February 2015

Natalie Bennett, Green Party Action Day, Highgate

St. Pancras and Somers Town Councillor Tina Swasey canvases at Walker House in support of Leader Natalie Bennett's 2015 General Election campaign and her own byelection campaign, St. Pancras and Somers Town, London, 1st March 2015

St. Pancras and Somers Town candidate Tina Swasey canvasses at Walker House in support of Natalie Bennett’s 2015 election campaign and her own by-election, which will take place on the 5th March

Green Party members canvass at Walker House in support of Natalie Bennett's 2015 general election campaign, St. Pancras and Somers Town, London, 1st march 2015

Green Party members canvass at Walker House in support of Natalie Bennett’s 2015 election campaign, St. Pancras and Somers Town

Members of The Green Party canvasing in Walker House, St. Pancras and Somers Town, London, 1st March 2015

All images Amy Romer © 2015. All rights reserved.

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Peter & The Wolf for exhibition, No. 20s Wine Bar, Penryn. Now – May

Having talked in my last Peter & The Wolf post about liking the idea of sequencing the series of portraits for an exhibition space alongside the written narrative, I was given the opportunity about 5 minutes after writing out the blog post (!) by Celine from Cartel Photos, to submit one image based on the subject of ‘Movement’ for the new Cartel Photos exhibition (which is now up and running until May!).

It was great to be able to share my new idea with Celine, who was immediately on board and within three days it was up in the No. 20s Wine Bar alongside twenty other great pieces of very varied work across the Institute of Photography at Falmouth University.

It’s all still there so all you Falmouth/Penryn people, go see the work…over a glass of wine.

Peter and the Wolf, Prokofiev, Movement exhibition, February - May  2015

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Sculpting Falmouth Acting students

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Lighting a group is far more intimidating than lighting a single person. I find the process of organising people into places incredibly difficult. So I thought it would be easier for me to get my Acting models to engage with each other in movement so that from there, I could pick out dynamic moments that worked compositionally. At points that I saw something really strong I shouted at them to stop and rearranged them as I felt necessary and took a shot. We then all looked at the shot together and collectively made suggestions about how we could improve the composition. We all decided that something more organic worked better and looked less static so after finding a really strong shape between the five of them, I asked them to move in and out of that shape to try and create something that looked less staged, but that I had more control over. It was incredibly good fun and I’m grateful to the five of them for turning up, fully in black (!) and really involving themselves in what I was trying to achieve. I think they all look stunning. Thank you super movement people for your super movement skills. X

All images © Amy Romer 2015

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Peter and the Wolf portrait

Dad narrating Peter and the Wolf to the full orchestral music, The Photography Centre, Penryn Campus, 10th February 2015

 

Patrick Romer aka Dad. Photograph by Amy Romer © 2015 All rights reserved.

After a morning of some bog-standard portraits whilst we both warmed up into our roles as photographer and subject and followed by a well deserved coffee break, I thought it might be interesting to photograph something that Dad is currently doing, which is rehearsing as the narrator to the composition and children story, Peter and the Wolf.

We’d discussed the moral and ethics of the story in the pub the previous evening and having had a recent lecture in narrative, music and storytelling, I was keen to listen to Prokofiev’s classic orchestral narrative and thought it might be interesting to photograph Dad reading it as we listened to it through loud speakers on YouTube.

I came to realise that I was creating a narrative with each picture I took, told through my Dad’s expression. My idea is to make an edit of the portraits I took throughout the 30 minute composition and caption each with the part of the narrative Dad is reading. You could even have the music playing if it were in an exhibition space.

It’s a bit artsy for me but I can’t help but like the idea.

 

 

 

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Fashion

Model: Jeff Monkman. Assistant: Rosie McLeod. Dog sitter: Jonny Borders.

To my surprise…I rather enjoyed myself.

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All images © Amy Romer 2014

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