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Carleen Woodcraft Folk, West Cornwall, February 2014

As the third and final part of ‘The Relationship’, I visited the Cornwall branch of Woodcraft Folk.

Woodcraft Folk is something I attended when I was younger. Their motto states: ‘The Woodcraft Folk is a movement for children and young people, open to everyone from birth to adult. We offer a place where children will grow in confidence, learn about the world and start to understand how to value our planet and each other.’

I want to be able to recognise the links between the social structures of children and their political and social upbringing, in mind to eventually extend this project by looking at children’s welfare across the broader society.

This seemed like a good starting place.

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Most of the session consisted of playing games that involved the group as a whole.

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None of the children minded me photographing them at all. It was clear there were certain friendships or relations amongst them with the girls tending to separate themselves from the boys.

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Introducing the colourful parachute caused great excitement amongst them all.Image

The age gaps between the group seemed to not matter as they all happy socialised with each other during games. Image

Towards the end of the session, the children were given print out photographs of their summer camp where they were to write a poem reflecting upon their time camping in the outdoors. 

Thank you to the Cornwall Woodcraft Folk and in particular to Jan Dinsdale for welcoming me to their session. I hope to be able to work with them again in the outdoors, once the weather lets us!

All images © Amy Romer 2014

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MOD Marine Engineers Doug Stembridge and Tom Street volunteer at Diggin’ It, Plymouth, 4th February 2014

As I’ve previously posted, Diggin’ It is a charity that aims to support schools and isolated members of the community in the development and sustainability of gardens using organic techniques.

Since our 24 hour university project where I visited Diggin’ It for the first time, I’ve continued making trips trips, partly to volunteer myself and partly to continue photographing. 

On this particular day, they had engineers from the MOD volunteering as part of their compulsory training. As they worked and chatted, I photographed their interactions, hoping to capture a moment between the two of them for my current university project – ‘The Relationship’.

 

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All images © Amy Romer 2014

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Day 2: Finding ‘The Relationship’, Lyme Regis, Dorset, 3rd February 2014

There will always be a pool of people that are drawn to the outdoors, particularly to the coast, no matter what the sky is doing, but especially when it is about to do something quite dramatic.

Over the weekend, whilst trains were being cancelled, road diversions being issued and severe flood warnings being published, there was an unmistakable feeling of serenity amongst the bright skies and howling winds, as people waited for the dramas ahead.

The calm. Calm before the storm Calm before the storm

 

 

 

All images © Amy Romer 2014

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Searching for ‘The Relationship’, West Bay, Dorset, 2nd February 2014

For my new assignment ‘The Relationship’ I must find three subjects (as diverse as possible) that can describe ‘The Relationship’.

For the first third of the assignment, I want to explore the world of candid street photography. Its something I haven’t done a lot of myself, but I have always admired how street photographers have an eye for the more obscure moments in life; seeming to have an ability of creating something quite surreal, from something completely ordinary.

Using typically British seaside towns as my backdrop, I headed to the Dorset coast to try and find some of these moments for myself.

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Couples watch as the weather draws in.

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Tea and shelter.

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Children play in the wind.

All images © Amy Romer 2014

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