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More from the edit: Green Party canvassing for the 2015 general election at Whittington Estate, Highgate and Walker House, Somers Town

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The more I look the more I see. An obvious thing to say but as a photographer, it can be hard to see – particularly when you don’t know what you’re looking for.

This work has varying purposes. Firstly, it is a university project which is an open brief that I am creating as I go along.

Secondly, it is work that can be used by The Green Party for promotion, their website, social media, etc.

Thirdly, the nature of the subject matter and the fact that the general election is just around the corner, means that I’m now wondering who and where might publish my work.

On reflection of the weekend, I definitely found myself being pulled in various directions to please and meet the needs of others, which I think clouded my vision as a student trying to do a mini-feature on canvassing in London (which was the unofficial brief I’d written for myself for the weekend).

However, I think what I’ve got out of the weekend is something different to what I’d set out for, and is certainly not worse than what I’d planned. It’s just less prescribed and less linear.

It’s long-form story telling. And it will require more shoots with an open mind and eyes wide open.

I have to say it’s surprisingly relieving to not know what you’re looking for.

All images Amy Romer © 2015. All rights reserved.

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Editing. Printing. More editing.

I love big screens and Adobe Bridge but there isn’t anything quite like moving things around on an actual table.

And sadly, I’m very excited about doing this.

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I’ll be posting more from The Green Party edit tomorrow. It’s fun how everyday your eye seems to see something different. It might be that something you thought was good is actually crap, or that a picture you previously dismissed has somehow come alive.

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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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