Elder lady wearing glasses

Face to Face

Face to Face was a lovely intergenerational project in collaboration with High Life Highland’s Black Isle Youth Development Group. Pupils from Fortrose Academy’s Learning Support Department attended photography sessions with our Studio Manager and visual artist, John McNaught. John taught the young people both digital and film photography, with the theme of the learning being portraiture. The participants learnt techniques including composition, film processing, scanning and editing on ‘Lightroom’ digital software.

For those of us of a certain age, who are well familiar with film photography, one of the most memorable points in this project was the reaction of the young people when the roll of negatives came off the sprocket. It might as well have been magic!

Child on table holding camera film
Teacher and student holding camera film
Student holding camera with teach looking over

Once the participants had practiced by taking photographs of each other, they then took portraits of the older people who attended D-Caff, the local dementia café where the young people worked as volunteers. Here are some very nice portraits. Well done folks.

Girl smiling - Black and white photo
Boy looking into the camera - Black and white photo
Girl looking over shoulder - Black and white photo
Girl by the River - Black and white image
Child in room - Black and white photo
Woman hugging a tree - Black and white photo
Kid in hoodie - Black and white photo
Child next to a tree - Black and white photo
Child on a bridge - Black and white photo
Student looking out the window - Black and white photo
Child leaning against a wall - Black and white photo
Child on the bridge - Black and white photo
Elder man wearing glasses
Elder lady wearing glasses
Elder couple in the doorway
Elderly Lady
Elderly couple
Group of people
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