I’m off to school tonight. My daughter’s primary school. But not for much longer, because she’s in Year 6 and leaving in 3 weeks. Last week I took some photos of the Year 6 children – when I’ve checked with parents to get permissions to share photos online – I’ll put a few in a gallery. But I’m going back tonight to do some more Year 6 photos, setting up a photo booth at their sleepover. Yes, the children are sleeping at school tonight! Though how much sleep they’ll get is yet to be seen. Anyway I’ll have gone by then, but hopefully not before I’ve got some fun photos of them all dressed up with hats/scarves/glasses and other props. Speaking of which here are a couple of similar photos from a similar session I did at a charity fundraiser last weekend. If you’d like a photo booth at an event, whether that’s a fundraising event or a party then get in touch. I can provide a backdrop, lighting, props, camera (of course!), not forgetting my time to take the photos. I offer 2 services: photography plus supply of processed photos on a USB stick after the event (prices start at £60 for 1 hour’s photography); or for an additional fee I can print photos at the event for guests to take home. It makes great entertainment for the young, or the young at heart. So please get in touch to discuss!
I’m a bit late telling you this, but each June I look forward to checking up on a website I’ve been following for well over 10 years now. I take my hat off to it’s owner, Diego Goldberg, for dedication to the long term project. He started this project, The arrow of time in 1976 and it’s still going strong. I’ll let Diego describe his project:
On June 17th, every year, the family goes through a private ritual:
we photograph ourselves to stop, for a fleeting moment, the arrow of time passing by.
I find it fascinating, watching the little changes year on year. Well the changes in Diego are little, his wife Susy seems to change a bit more between photos, largely due to changing hairstyle and clothing fashions. But even the little changes add up, and over 40 years you can see the effects of time. Because I don’t think the arrow of time passes us by, but pulls us with it through the years. Over the early years of the project we are introduced to Diego and Susy’s three boys. Now they are grown men, with their own wives and, in some cases, children of their own. And boy, don’t those boys take after their father!
When I look at this, I think I should start a long-term photo project of my own. I’ve got a couple of ideas (a tree and a field near home) but I never know when to start. Do I start now, while I’m thinking of it? Or wait until we get better weather? Or wait until January. new year and all that? I guess I should just get on with it rather than prolonging the dithering. Hopefully I’ll have some developments to report on soon. In the meantime enjoy making friends with the Goldberg family.
They say that the shoemakers children are poorly shod. What about the photographer’s children? Do they never have their photo taken? Well if I look through the ever-growing volume of photos on my computer I’d have to say that’s not true. But today, on her 11th birthday that was partly the case as thoughout most of the day – birthday breakfast, present opening, fun with friends – I forgot to pick the camera up, or did it in such a hurry that the results weren’t great. That can be the problem, it can be difficult to be the one organising the fun and get some decent photos. At least I got a couple of reasonable cake shots and one of the birthday girl.
If your little ones (or not-so-little-anymore ones) are celebrating and you want to make sure you don’t miss out or mess up the photos then do get in touch. I’d love to hear from you.