What’s a photomarathon? I wasn’t sure either, but my photographer friend Stephen Mason sent me a link to this and it sounds amazing. It’s a collaboration between Second Look and M Shed taking place on Saturday 30th May on Bristol’s waterfront, designed to get you creatively fired up and make you look at your surroundings in a brand new way.
Quite simply, it’s a bit like a treasure hunt, but instead of seeking items and clues you’re presented with a disposable camera and a list of topics to capture in as creative a way as you possibly can.
You need to take the photos representing each theme in the order provided and only one pic can be taken for each one. You’ll need to think fast, be innovative and see every corner of the waterfront as a potential work of art.
All participants are to meet on Saturday 30th May 2015 at M Shed between 10am and 1pm. Cameras need to be returned to M Shed by 5pm. M Shed is also going to be used as a base throughout the day so you can pop in and catch your breath if you need to. Even if you haven’t been able to finish all topics, your completed subjects will be showcased in an exhibition, so do still return the camera. Find further details here: www.secondlook.org.uk/events.htm
The imaginative possibilities stemming from this are pretty immense, and I always find one type of creative endeavour spurs on and feeds in to others, so who knows what story ideas will burst into your mind as you rush around?
If you turn this into a short story, or take part in the photomarathon, I’d love to know. Just send an email to Judy(at)socket creative.com. You could see your words published on SkyLightRain.com.