So this Summer I have been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time up on beautiful Dartmoor National Park, as support artist to photographer Jo Bradford (Green Island Studios). I have been helping Jo to deliver mobile phone photography workshops, following the success of her year-long project 'A love letter to Dartmoor', which has been exhibited at Princetown visitor centre this Summer. Jo uploaded a photograph to Instagram every day throughout 2015, and her beautiful landscape images of Dartmoor gained worldwide attention. (See her Instagram)
Funded by Arts Council England, the workshops were free to all those involved, offering members of the public the opportunity to learn new creative skills, whilst simultaneously discovering the beauty of the outdoors and learning more about the landscape on their doorstep.
Participants travelled from all over the South West to the Moor, from St Ives in Cornwall to Axminster on the East Devon border, and I'm 99% certain from our feedback forms that all those involved thought it was worth the drive! :-)
Check Green Island Studios' website HERE for details on future workshops.
(Even I have learnt a lot about mobile phone photography these past months, thanks to Jo! Both images in this blog post were taken on my iPhone SE..)