One of my daughters has chosen to do Art as one of her GCSE options and is hugely enjoying it. She has recently been doing work around the theme of contrast so we thought what better than to use that as our Halftermphotofun and see what you came up with. We’ve done quite a few of these now over the last two years and I must admit I don’t have a list of them but in pulling the photos together for this week I realised that we had done contrast before but hey you can check back to that post and contrast it to this one.
The kids are obviously much older than when we started doing this, teenagers, making their own choices in life and while they are happy to pick themes for us they are less likely to take part which is totally fine. However it does change the dynamic from when we first started this so I guess I need to think whether I carry on just pulling things together myself, stop, reinvent? I’ll give it some thought but open to your ideas as well. I must admit that each time I think to myself maybe it’s a stale thing or that I or you are not interested I’m always fascinated my the interpretations that come in. I’ve been thinking a bit about culture recently, Leeds is going to bid for city of culture at some point I believe, and conversations are taking place across the ‘cultural sector’ on what should go into the cultural strategy. I’m not in the sector but am interested in culture – whatever that may be. I think that culture for me is activity that brings people together, comfortably, even though you may be challenged. In bringing people together it can help you to make sense or to interpret the world around you.
I think that the photofun things that we do are great at this, I see the world through your eyes for that brief second when you hit the button on your phone / camera and in doing so I realise how privileged a position that is. So till next time ……. ?