‘Portrait of a Community’ Project Needs You

Photographic In-Sights - May 2014-1Local photographer and Roseland Online Feature Writer, Barney Nicholls, will be photographing people from the Roseland for his ‘Portrait of a Community’ project this bank holiday Monday.

His aim is to create is a snapshot in time of people who live, visit or work on the Roseland during 2014 and wants to photograph anyone for free that would like to have their picture taken.

Barney told Roseland Online, “I’ve spent many hours looking at old pictures of Portscatho and the Roseland and hugely enjoy the changes you see in the ways of life in these images.  In these pictures you very often have seen some amazing characters but only very rarely though do you get to know who these people are and what relationship they have with the area.

“So what I’d like to do is take a portrait of as many people as I can and link this to a name and any details people would like to provide.  I intend to take these all in black and white and under similar lighting conditions so that they are consistent and have the same look and feel.”

barneyBarney’s intention is to create a large poster with everyone’s picture on it, or a book that can be viewed by the public in places like the Heritage centre. With individual’s permission, the pictures may also be published online.

Barney added, “I feel that this would be a great chance to capture a moment in time of our community and pass it on to the future so people we don’t know yet may be able look at the pictures of us here in 2014 and get a chance to learn a little about us.”

If you’d like to help in this project you are invited to go to the Memorial Hall in Portscatho on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May from 10am till 2pm.

Please is optional although optimal would be if people were dressed in their usual work clothes. You’ll be asked to fill in a form with as much or as little information as you like so Barney can put names and details against the pictures.

There is no charge for the pictures but people may be able to purchase copies at a later date if they so wish.

More information can be found on Barney’s popular Roseland Online feature, ‘Photographic In-Sights

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