See the world like an artist - the photography walk was guided by Stu Brown, a visual designer and Photographer at Citizen Theatre. Meeting up beforehand at the Mezzanine level, Chapel on Chapel, our group was briefed on how to see everyday surroundings with a fresh artistic perspective.
The photography walk was designed to inspire Stonnington locals who live, work or play in the City of Stonnington. For me, this was like connecting to my younger self, as a young woman in my twenties, this area used to be my social life, hanging out at clubs and shopping down Greville and Chapel Streets, date nights at the Jam Factory, playing arcade video games and watching the latest movie ...
As we set off to explore the back streets of Prahran, the group soon dispersed to explore the surroundings, looking for elements that make a great photo: light, texture, detail, shadows, reflections, perspective, depth, colour etc.
I love modern architecture, old abandon buildings and photographing people. To capture street portraits can be challenging as you need to build a quick rapport with people. Getting some essential tips from Stu and Jayde during the two-hour walking tour was quite valuable.
So if you didn't get a chance to join the walk but want to submit your best photos of Stonnington and have your photograph transformed and featured in Citizen Theatre's upcoming project, the deadline is the 30th Nov 2018.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
There are 3 ways you can submit:
1/ Upload your photograph to Instagram, tag @citizentheatreau and use #citizentheatre OR
2/Upload your photograph to Facebook and tag @CitizenTheatreAU OR
3/Email your photograph to email@example.com (you can email us a Dropbox link or simply attach the photo to the email)
Successful entrants will be notified by Friday 6 December.
Forgotten Places is supported by the City of Stonnington's Arts & Cultural Grants program.