So this week has been work experience and I have to say I have been extremely lucky to be where I was.
I was with the Therapeutic Media Company who film and document the
lives of people and try to get them on a platform to be noticed, they
also work with charities and do a lot of other really good work to do
with autism or kids with communication difficulties.
First time I
stepped into Matthew Hemson's house who was the man I was following, I
was surprised at how genuine and really kind he was. He was holding a
macbook and an iPad and I was like 'ok.. I like you already' and he
greeted me really warmly and I couldn't wait to get started.
On the first day I went to a cultural festival in Bristol and was a
'official photographer' this was probably the best day for me because I
was mostly behind my lens doing what I love and capturing peoples amazed
Then on Monday it was a trip to document these 60
schoolchildren building their own playpark- it was so cute! I took some
more artistic photo's playing with the scene and environment but that
was a really good experience too!
Tuesday was a meeting with
Barnado's about TMC doing a partnership with them, and me and the other
work experience guy got to pitch a bit too which was pretty cool to be
honest, it was definitely an alternative view to the company.
well I'm not going to lie to you, whilst John (other guy) edited some
filming they had done (he is actually a really gifted film-maker)
Matthew the man I was with let me compose some of my own music on his
vintage but lovely guitar and it has the best sound I have ever known.
Anyway I strummed up some 'genius' stuff and there was a possibility
that it would be used in his documentary on dementia care that he is
filming soon! Wooo.
Thursday being the last day we went through
my first ever drive thru (correct spelling? meh) and also visited a
therapeutic sensory room in a autistic school in Bath- it was absolutely
amazing and we were there to sort of raise the guy who had made it, to
raise his profile. He was so shy it was really cute but he was a real
genius and I hope he gets the praise he deserves.
I think my work
experience has opened my eyes and made me realise that perhaps
photography is for me, maybe upgrade my camera yes but I am seriously
thinking about it.. Especially as Matthew offered me the chance to have
my photos on his website- copyright and all.. I mean seriously I was not
expecting it. Here are some of the unedited ones that I took straight
away without anything. They are from different days:
Anyway I really appreciated what Matthew and Arabella did for us, and how they greeted us with such enthusiasm it was like I wanted the work experience to last forever. They are such kind people and do so much for others, if I make it as a photographer I probably owe them for it. Next step? Get a better camera and get a placement for sport photography next year.
Next post Duke of Edinburgh expedition.. if I come back sane....
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