This project is the beginning of a piece of work I am undertaking which I intend to submit towards my Associateship for the British Institute of Professional Photographers. ( BIPP)
I have worked with children photographing them in the studio, on location and at Weddings for over 14 yrs now. On equipping my studio I struggled to find beautiful toys that would both photograph well and the children would be engaged with to achieve natural and fun images. A memory of my two sons when they were under 10 yrs was of them spending more time enjoying playing and using their imagination to turn a cardboard box into a castle, TV, ramp and so on. So let them play with cardboard boxes!
The model shoot involved three children, who thought they were coming to the studio for a portrait session with their musical instruments. Some beautiful images were achieved but the minute I brought out the boxes they turned from performing pieces to children excited about creating and playing. The atmosphere so changed in the studio and they resulting images were so natural. The project continues, I’m not sure how many I will involve or for how long.
The project is intending to raise funds for Remember My Baby Charity of which I am a volunteer photographer.
If you wish to find out how to get involved please contact me here.