Photoshoot on a budget with Adina Lawrence – Part 1 & 2
Join Adina Lawrence for this virtual workshop where she will share how she uses everyday objects to create striking images on a budget. Experiment on your own shoot, reusing and recycling what’s around you to create aesthetically pleasing images.
This is the first of a two-part workshop where participants will work towards creating an online exhibition of the work you create. The second part of the workshop will take place on Wednesday 28 October, 6:30pm (£5 ticket covers both parts).
Adina Lawrence is a Black British portrait photographer from Stoke on Trent. She uses fantasy and metaphor to create colourful and striking images. A graduate in photo journalism from Staffordshire University her approach to portraiture is to implement a fantasy-like feel, creating flamboyant, conspicuous and stimulating images. She captures and presents her subjects as metaphorical statements rather than still subjects, and each portrait tells a story.
She often shoots with natural light and minimal processing, playing with the photographic tropes of portraiture and fashion. As part of the B-arts care commission, she captured a series of intimate, anonymised portraits shown as part of ‘Behind The Line’, a project exploring the experiences of black frontline workers.
Her solo exhibition, Diverse Landscapes can be viewed in the old Body shop in Hanley until 19th November 2020, bringing culture, joy and bright lurid colours to Stoke-On-Trent’s shop windows, to bring life back to the heart of the Potteries. Commissioned by Urban Wilderness’ 2020 Wastelands programme, the exhibition is a series of portraits of a diverse range of people taken in Stoke-on-Trent’s green spaces.
Adina Lawrence, Wastelands. Image courtesy of Urban Wilderness.
Adina is currently a featured artist as part of the Strong, British and Black exhibition at Keele University.
Adina is a master of creating striking images, using everyday objects.
£5 for the two-part workshop series.
We are pleased to offer the first 10 Keele students FREE spaces.
This workshop is part of the Black is Beautiful Festival and supported by Keele Postgraduate Association and Keele Student Union.
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