Asking for Help…

…is not an easy thing to do, especially when it involves money.

 

My decision to start a GoFundMe campaign was not an easy one, but I knew it had to be done. I really want to exhibit my work with my peers and a girl has got to do what a girl has got to do…or so I think the saying goes.

I created the campaign page a while back, but decided not to act on it until earlier this month, when I realised that I just won’t have enough money to produce my work to be exhibited in June. I really want taking part in the exhibition to be the pinnacle of my four years in University and I want it to be special. I also know, by exhibiting, I will get to network with a lot of people during the private view of our Degree Show and to me that would be a great opportunity to potentially get ‘seen’ with my work in full view of the public 😬.

So, this is just a quick blog post to ask for your help. Click on the GoFundMe button on the right hand side of my blog for more details – DONATE & SHARE. Your support will be highly appreciated. 🙏🏾  👍🏾

In the meantime, please check our Instagram feed to see previews of work by other students taking part in the University of Westminster Degree Show at Free Range this year.

Thank you for time and God bless you!

Participants Found…

…to take part in my photography project.

It wasn’t easy as I have a very weird nervous way of talking to strangers and asking if they would like to take part in my project. I soon realised how important it is to have someone in the sidelines to help you with certain things. Keep you in check and all that.

For the most part, this involved them having bare shoulders and we know how that goes in autumn and you are all layered up. Good thing, the studio I had booked for the shoot was kind of private.

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Setting up the H3D Hasselblad

Anyway, I used whatever resources I had at my disposal and went for it. Approached willing participants from around campus. I got quiet a few weird stares, but I managed to get at least 10 students willing to take part. Even I was shocked.

The rest were some of my colleagues.

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Rosario sitting for me for lighting test shot

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Nicole sitting for me and final set-up for images

I am still shooting the project in the hope to be finished by the end of this month. My determination is fuelled by words I keep uttering to my son, “Please finish it, as you have already started.”

This particular assignment is making me approach total strangers, ask them for something and build some sort of relationship.

After all, if I am to be portrait photographer, I have to keep practising how to talk to people from all walks of life – family and friends excluded – as it is the most daunting thing I would ever do.

This is for the COURAGE & CONFIDENCE to see this project through.

 

Looking for Project Participants

Photographer’s Project Block!!!

Is there such a thing? Where you get stumped on what to photograph?

Well…I am going through such a period with one of my projects, but I have am so determined to finish what I started.

Perhaps, just roll with whatever ideas I have until I finish my project.

At the moment, I am after 10 males and 10 females ( I don’t know why) to sit model for me, as the number just seems fitting for this project. Maybe or not, I may have edit it down to the best images.

So far I have at least four people who are willing to be photographed with the end result(s) to be exhibited and/or published into a zine. I suppose that is a start and should be glad.

So, if you are reading this, are in London and want to help me out by taking part, email me for more details here:

ek13photography13[at]gmail[dot]com

There is a FREE print in it for you.

Well….wish me luck and keep it hear for future results of said project once completed.