2019 LUCY JANE FRANK PURRINGTON.

ACCESSIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY

A few months ago I was exploring ways to produce creative images without or with very limited use of photoshop.

Because photography should be accessible for everyone!

Here's some instructions if you want to have a go yourself and if you have access to a smart phone, up to £3 scissors and glue: 
 

  1. Take a photo on your phone

  2. Print out 2 or 3 copies (Can do this at local camera shop for typically under £3)

  3. Leave one image as your base layer

  4. Cut up the remaining prints into odd shapes and place them on top of the ‘base layer’ to create a distorted effect

  5. Once you’re happy with their placement, glue them down

  6. Re-photograph or scan the image (once it's dry)!

Here's some instructions if you want to have a go yourself if you have access to a smart phone and up to £1 

  1. Take a photograph on your phone

  2. Print it out (Can do this at local camera shop for typically under £1)

  3. Using a pair of scissors, carefully scratch off the photographic layer on the paper. Sometimes it peels away quite easily!

  4. Re-photograph or scan the image .

Here's some instructions if you want to have a go yourself and if you have access to a smart phone, up to £1, a piece of white card or paper, scissors and glue: 

  1. Take a photograph on your phone

  2. Print a copy out, I decided to do mine in black and white for a change. (Can do this at local camera shop for typically under £1)

  3. Cut up the picture into small square shapes and start placing them on top of paper or card layer to create a patterned effect

  4. Once you’re happy with their placement, stick them down

  5. Re-photograph or scan the image.

CAUTION: Dangerous chemicals must be treated with care and protective clothing and equipment used in a well ventilated area.

Here's some instructions if you want to have a go yourself if you have access to a smart phone, up to £1 for printing and some random house hold chemicals: 

  1. Assemble what liquids you might want to experiment with, I used nail varnish remover on this picture. 

  2. Take a photograph on your phone

  3. Print it out (Can do this at local camera shop for typically under £1)

  4. This is the fun part - pour on small blobs of your chosen liquid, and tilt the photo around so the liquid moves and dribbles to create funky patterns. You may need to set it sit for a minute or two before the image changes colour / exposure.

  5. Re-photograph or scan the image (once it's dry!) 

Here's some instructions if you want to have a go yourself and if you have access to a smart phone, up to £1 and some paint: 

  1. Take a photograph on your phone

  2. Print it out (Can do this at local camera shop for typically under £1)

  3. This is the fun part - pour on paint in big blobs and tilt the photo around so the paint moves and dribbles to create funky patterns.

  4. Re-photograph or scan the image (once it's dry) and there you go! 

  5. If you want to add a funky filter, you can download a range of free apps to do so. I decided to change mine to black and white.

THE BIG DRAW 2019 *A film created from content filmed by the families and participants.

A group of young artists from Ynyshir Primary School, South Wales, with The Workers Gallery and RCT Arts Services won an award in the category of ‘Community Participatory and Libraries’ at the The Big Draw Festival 2019.

 

To get there, they had to fundraise almost £4,000! This video tells their story and is an opportunity to thank all of the all of the 50+ individuals, small businesses, trusts, charities and community groups, and everyone who pulled out all the stops to get this inspiring group of young people to Manchester to receive their Big Draw Festival Award!

THE INTERNET OF THINGS

This collaborative experimental video piece was produced in response to the growing concerns around wireless technology, the 'internet of things' and 5th Generation wireless systems (5.G).

This film first premiered at the South Wales Creatives Against 5G event at Inkspot Venue - Cardiff in September 2019.

 

Film by Lucy Jane Purrington and Victoria Clarke of Mad Cobbler Productions

Sound by Alisdair Clarke - Samhain- UK

Model: Renee Butcher

YOUR STORY,
YOUR WORDS

     - photography

30 DAYS OF KINDNESS

     - video

SELF PORTRAITS

     - photography

PORTRAITS

     - photography

MUSIC VIDEOS

     - video

YNYSHIR

     - video

COMMUNITY / PROTEST

     - video

UNTITLED

     - video

 

TRAIN JOURNEY

     - photography

ABER VALLEY

     - photography

IN A LANDSCAPE

     - video

  PET PHOTOS

     - photography