Spot – The Ginger Project

April 1, 2009

My strategy is now about stopping young people with ginger hair on the street, explaining the idea behind the project, and if they are willing – photographing them…  Early days.  I want to use fill-in flash to ‘lift’ the portraits, but haven’t found a way of using the Metz effectively yet.

So far, I’ve photographed in Reading, Basingstoke, Cheltenham and Newport.  I’m coming to a few conclusions about young people with red or ginger hair: they are the sort of people who say, ‘yes’, even when they feel self-conscious; they say ‘yes’ not because of vanity, but because they want to help me;  they have lovely faces and beautiful hair – and mostly they don’t realise how gorgeous they are!  Oh to have been born a redhead!

Countryside i

Countryside i

Cheltenham i

Cheltenham i

Newport 1

Newport 1

Newport ii

Newport ii

Newport iv

Newport iv

Newport v

Newport v

Newport iii

Newport iii

Reading

Reading

Basingstoke

Basingstoke

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