A personal photography project – Trixie Hiscock
As a photographer, I occasionally like to have a personal project to work on – one that allows me an element of freedom creatively, whilst stretching my skills as a photographer. Those that have known me for a while will have followed my 365 Project in 2012/2013 – this project was both testing and rewarding in equal measure, but I grew as a photographer hugely in that 12 months. Now that we have a well-established portrait studio, I feel it’s time for another ‘passion project’. This time, one that allows me to explore my love of Portraiture! Read on, to find out more about the 100 Faces Project!
What is the 100 Faces Project?
You can find various examples of the ‘100 Faces Projects’ online but one of my personal favourites are the location portraits captured by Danish photographer, Keen Heick-Abildhauge. However, I’d love to do things slightly differently and create a series of 100 black & white portraits, of people aged 1 to 100, here in my studio in Wincanton.
What are my objectives?
To create individual black & white portraits of each subject with the ultimate aim of capturing their true character. Different lighting is required to flatter and enhance different faces – it’s an exciting challenge as a portrait photographer to capture an image that is not only appealing to the viewer, but one that the subject also loves.
I want to invite anyone to take part in this exciting project and will accept 1 person of each age group, 1-100 years!
At the end of the project I’d love to publish a book of the ‘100 Faces’ Portraits and I hope to make it available to purchase. I will be supporting a local charity ‘Matt’s Respire Retreats’ – more details about the charity can be found here www.mattsrespiteretreats.org.uk.
Interested in being part of the Project?
If you would like to take part, please email me initially at firstname.lastname@example.org, giving me your name, current age and date of birth.
All participants will be required to sign a model release giving me permission to use the photographs taken, ie in advertising, on our social media sites (ie Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and in the book at the end of the year. For children aged under 18, the model release will need to be signed by a parent.
There will be no charge made for the sitting, but instead I will be requesting a minimum £10 charitable donation at the session, which will be given in full to Matt’s Respire Retreats. You will receive a 7″x5″ mounted print as a thank you for your time. Additional prints and high-res digital images will be available to purchase should you wish, but you will be under no obligation to do so.
Please join me in this exciting project and help raise money for a well deserving local charity – thank you.