Project one: Oil on Water
Oil on Water’ was an abstract photography project, in which young people were asked to describe/visualize their emotions associated with the pandemic by using colors.
First, they needed to find coloured paper, T-shirts or cloth that provided a background for their photograph. This particular technique required them to light the background with a torch or desk lamp so that the light shone onto the coloured backdrop. A container half filled with water was placed 25cm above the prepared background. Then drops of oil were carefully poured on the water surface, creating a painterly effect.
Project two: Photo Diary
‘Photo Diary’ was a long – term photography project, in which young people were asked to document their daily routines using camera mobile phone. Each photograph represents different activities undertaken by participants during the pandemic in different places in Scotland.
Photographers used variety of different compositional techniques and tools, which resulted in creative and engaging series of images. Some of the techniques include: close – up photography, symmetry, asymmetry associated with rule of thirds, movement, portrait vs. landscape orientation low and high camera angle. Most photographs are taken on location, some at home during the lockdown. Images created inside helped young people to transform their homes into creative opportunities and to see objects in a different way.
Project three: Letter Forms
Letter Forms project was used to develop visual creativity, thinking and design skills while providing fun. Young people were asked to find or create and photograph letter forms that create the words. Creators used different techniques and objects to construct the phrase or word. As part of the project, young people were also asked to ‘write’ a phrase which expressed how they felt during the different phases of lockdown.