Tonight saw the of the first “We’re Human Too” film and portraiture session get underway at York Arc Light. Scott Akoz Photography was on hand to set up a studio with in the Arc Light media room.
Scott brought equipment that gave us a live feed of the images coming through as they were being taken, allowing participants to get an immediate preview of their shots on a tablet device.
Below Akoz scrolls through images to discuss the best shots.
We worked with 4 different residents of varying ages to shoot powerful portraits that would be recognised as part of a series.
All the participants discussed the shots they liked with Scott Akoz, it was great to see their positive reactions.
Above Akoz captures the shot, and below sharing a moment of laughter with Ian as they review the shots.
Once each participant had completed their photo shoot they were invited to answer a series of questions about who they were on video. We wanted to talk about them as people, what made them happy what made them sad, before getting to conversations about homelessness. Working with Inspired Youth participants gave honest and open interviews and engaged fully with the process. The interviews, which were at times very emotional, will form a short film that will carry the powerful themes of the project and promote the project and exhibition online.