A day at the market..Posted: August 24, 2011
After the peace and quiet of the Tamar Valley we were excited to hear about a space run by Fotonow in the centre of Plymouth. I wondered how the camera would handle the lower light levels and what the people of Plymouth would make of it!
We caught a very heavy downpour Saturday morning, drenching us through and leaving a puddle in the gallery. The camera just fit, and after being welcomed by Donna we started to invite the first Plymouthians inside. Once inside people found it ‘amazing’ ‘magical’ and the portraits we shot were some of my favourite yet. The backdrop was a market stall whose goods (wigs, platform shoes, cuddly toys and neon t shirts) made a vivid backdrop, the people themselves wore bright colours that seemed even richer after the grey skies we’ve had before. It was great speaking to locals and hearing their views on everything and anything, the camera sparked all sorts of conversations!
Thank you to Donna & Jason for making us very welcome, and also to Fotonow for hosting us! There is soon to be an exhibition of our images set up in the gallery, so check back soon for more details!