Sunday, 26 May 2013

A different kind of creative challenge

Yesterday I did something I've wanted to do for years, a different kind of creative challenge from sewing, or running a business - the UK Photomarathon.   It's creativity under pressure, and lots of stamina required but was great fun.

Bascially you get given 12 words in 12 hours (4 at a time - every 4 hours) and you have to take a photo to represent each word.  It starts at 10am and runs until 10pm at night, you can only submit 1 photo for each word and they have to be in order.  So if you later see something that's ideal for the first photo it's too late unless you want to wipe all the ones you did inbetween.

The marathon aspect comes from running around Cardiff trying to find suitable things to photograph, some of the words were pretty taxing and I spent ages wondering around looking for inspiration. I am certainly feeling the pain from all the walking today!  Plus you have to head back to pick up more words every 4 hours too so there was a lot of running around involved.

All the photographs will be displayed in an exhibition in the Old Library in Cardiff next month, they will also announce winners on the opening night too.  I'm looking forward to seeing how other people interpreted the words we were given.

I've put a few of my entries below along with the words they represent.
Asymmetric
A bit on the side
Animate
Shadow

1 comment:

QuiltCandy said...

Wow what a great challenge! You have some great photos there, fab ideas!

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