Friday Fun: Paparazzi II

by Stefan Fletcher October. 22, 2010 3402 views

As the weekend approaches and we all look forward to the fun it affords, I wanted to share a collage of the latest work produced by four of the residents of the home for mentally handicapped adults where I volunteer.

I started with few expectations. One thing I didn't expect is how productive they would be. We're at 650+ images after less than four hours, many of which I wish I had taken myself.

Another unexpected emotion is the joy that emerges from this collage. It's taken me five hours to sift through their work and apply only minimum post-processing to a corpus of fascinating and enriching images.

PB isn't so good with large images. For a slightly better view, click here [redbubble.com]. I hope you perceive some of their joy and carry it on this weekend.

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Thebronzebow 6 years, 10 months ago

What a cool idea! some great shots there.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Liz 6 years, 10 months ago

amazing..I am hoping to use our cameras at work with the kids I work with.It has worked well in the past with motivating them to talk and write ..but I haven't done it for a while..you've given me some inspiration..thanks :)

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 11 months ago

Great collage of your worthwhile volunteer work.

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Catherine Hollens 6 years, 11 months ago

Fabulous and uplifting post - thankyou! Have a joyful weekend yerself :)

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 6 years, 11 months ago

fantastic work you did there!!! they have enjoyed this experiment obviously!
thanks for them!

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Gonia 6 years, 11 months ago

I watched them larger on your blog, they are really nice done and perhaps show something new for us..

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jacki 6 years, 11 months ago

What stands out to me is the obvious lack of constraints about what makes a 'good' photo... which in turn makes them really interesting shots.

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 6 years, 11 months ago

So, it is enriching for both students and the teacher, wonderful!!

Have a nice weekend.

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 11 months ago

650+ images! Wow that's a lot of picture taking! Love the collage Stefan!

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Nagy László 6 years, 11 months ago

Superb collage!

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Kate 6 years, 11 months ago

agree much easier to view on redbubble...glad I did.. fascinating set of images... Its clear you are gaining as much if not more than the paperazzi from this experience. Similar experiences with film making with young people disengaged from learning..

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Paw Kam 6 years, 11 months ago

interesting idea! And cool results! Niceee!

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Farideh_Homam 6 years, 11 months ago

Great.

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 6 years, 11 months ago

This is such a wonderful thing that you're doing! Their shots are great and they must feel a real sense of satisfaction that you posted their work! Good job with this, S! (Larry helps with a men's homeless shelter and several of the guys there have taken up photography.)

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 6 years, 11 months ago

Well done.

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 6 years, 11 months ago

Good for you, Stefan! I know that sharing your gift for photography with these "special" people will change their lives. (and likely yours, too. I've had that experience in volunteer work)

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jarvo Laysell 6 years, 11 months ago

Great work, both from the paparazzi in taking these shots and from you for helping them put this together.

6 years, 11 months ago Edited
Karman 6 years, 11 months ago

Very Nice.

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