Inspiration takes many forms and hits at any time…

Yesterday I was working through in Falkirk with a group of young people about to start high school. One of the boys was very keen to have his photograph taken. I’ve never been that keen on photographing people facing me smiling and moreover it’s not easy to gain permissions to use images of children and young people within the public sphere. It was a beautiful sunny day and the clouds moved quickly across the sky. The light hitting the glass panels of the building was the perfect backdrop to shoot against- allowing me to isolate subjects. I photographed the first boy, and loved the quality of the image so I did something rather out of character, and asked some of the other young folk if they would like their to have their photograph taken. I am painfully aware of the power I hold in my hand each time I raise my camera to photograph a person and this occasion was no exception.But by using the reflective qualities of the glass I allowed my subjects to be completely in charge of their pose and how they chose to be represented.
I love the colours, and the poses in these photographs, and it’s given me inspiration to continue shooting anonymous portraits with the full consent and control of my subjects…

By lisafotos

I live in Edinburgh and graduated with a degree in Photography from Napier University. I loved travelling when i was younger which helped me form a strong world-view. I specialised my career to working with predominantly children and young people to develop their creative skills and, hopefully in the process, some additional skills and knowledge

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