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The Photographic Flâneur

In Mindfulness, Thought for Today by leeasplandLeave a Comment

I have long been interested in the concept of a flâneur as it has a relationship to my mindful approach to photography. Whilst the dictionary definition of it as an “idler or a lounger” is of interest, Charles Baudelaire’s interpretation of a flâneur is more relevant. He described a flâneur as someone who is a detached observer of city streets, someone who …

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Lead Creative School Projects

In Creative Agent by leeaspland2 Comments

It has been a hectic couple of weeks. The Lead Creative Schools (LCS) scheme has taken off in earnest with consultation events at both of my Primary Schools. I work as a Creative Agent on this Arts Council Wales scheme. Whilst this is the most fabulous job title I have had to date it is also fascinating and challenging fun. …

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1 to 1 Tutorial

In Courses and workshops, Photos, Practices by leeaspland2 Comments

Seeing in colour I had my first 1 to 1 tutorial for a while last Saturday. Mia is a 15 year old interested in art and photography and her Mum felt that my approach to photography might be something what would help her. We met on a very wet morning at the bandstand in Porthcawl and spent the first few …

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Tree

In Photos by leeasplandLeave a Comment

Funny this word should come up today as the WordPress prompt. Last night I dreamt that I was walking along a path with friends and found a young tree in my hands. I turned to my friends and passed it to them. They dropped it and it lay abandoned on the floor. Those of you who like a metaphor could …