“As a photography student, and by extension as a photography teacher, one invariably ends up up being in front of the camera lens rather than behind. A browse through all our photographs stored in boxes or saved on various peoples’ hard drives revealed many photographs that recall an event of semi-reluctant posing; the induction project to ‘take a photograph that communicates something about yourself’, the 30 minute group exercises to perfect studio lighting, becoming a lighting test dummy, mocking-up a scenario for the benefit of a class, or even taking part in more elaborate staged scenes as a favour to a friend. So is photographic education about the act of looking or posing? Looking at the photographs compiled I can see that awkwardness, but I can see something else…I think we may be starting to enjoy ourselves.”
Perhaps I’m just a poser – Philip Welding/Tom Poultney
Call for Submissions
Trajectories is looking for similar projects to publish on this site, and potentially as small run books as well. So, get browsing through your archive of photographs, reconfigure, rehash, reorder and collate a set that you feel matches what you have seen here and in the statement above. Then, send the set to firstname.lastname@example.org via a dropbox, weTransfer of other such method. Or put them as a set on Flickr. Or somewhere else. Just make them visible to us and we will let you know if they fit! If they do, we might make a book out of them.
That is all.