Photosofa

Image_3751The Photosofa is a great way to make a unique record of a special occasion. Weddings, Birthdays, Garden partys whatever the occasion the Photosofa provides a fun event with a book as a permenant record for years to come. The Photosofa  concept has been developed  from an idea I had after seeing an exhibit in the Berlin Museum dedicated to the fashion photographer Helmut Newton  which was a “machine ” used to enable fashion models to take their own photographs.   Although it set  out  as a joke Newton found the results just as good (if not better) than a directed photopshoot. I have adapted this concept and combined it with written messages to to produce a unique way of recording a special day or event.

 

 

Image_3988In simple terms, a portable studio is created at a suitable location and all the technical adjustments, lighting and safety implications are dealt with. The participants are provided with a radio control device to trigger the camera. They then effectively take their own picture and are able to view it on a computer screen and re-take as required until they are happy with the final output.

 

 

 

Image_3872It is important that I encourage and do not direct the participants to come up with their own ideas and to execute them themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Examples of previous photosofa books  encourage participants to think of ways in which they could portray themselves in a variety of styles. They then interact with the surroundings, and any props that have been provided, and take their own picture using a radio control. They have the opportunity to discuss the pictures as they appear on the screen and re-take as necessary.