THE FRONT STEPS PROJECT
DOCUMENT THIS STRANGE TIME
What a few months it’s been! Unlike anything any of us have ever been through before.
We will tell our Grandchildren about this time. The catastrophic losses, the brave heroes stepping up to help, those left alone in isolation and those with concentrated family time. Our world has turned upside down, and it’s unlikely to ever be completely the same again.
However, despite all of that, and all the stress (home-school anyone?!), I have found many wonderous moments in amongst the chaos. Beautiful pockets of loveliness and calm.
I am joining photographers all around the world, documenting the #frontstepsproject. Photos to document this time for you, for your family, your business and for our town to look back on in years to come.
ALL THE INFORMATION
WHAT I NEED FROM YOU
With the First Ministers recent announcements, it now looks likely that I’ll be able to start the Linlithgow Front Steps project on the 28th May!
In order to plan how it will all hang together, I now need to ask you to provide a bit more information in the form below.
I will be grouping sessions by area. Once I have all the data, I will be in touch to give you a date and rough time for when I will be coming past your house.
On timings, I will do my best to accommodate any reasonable timing requests (for example for key workers), however, given how many sessions I have to get through – I’m sorry but I cannot guarantee a specific time.
HOW IT WILL WORK
When I arrive at your home/business I will phone you on the number you’ve provided so we can start the session.
You’ll come out onto your front steps, and I’ll give you directions on how to stand and interact with each other. We’ll capture a few poses, including one indoors, looking out, if you’d like.
WHAT TO WEAR
This is about documenting this weird time, so really, whatever goes! If you’ve been spending your entire lockdown in pyjamas – then wear them! If you’d rather use it as an opportunity to get out of pyjamas – go for it! If you’d like a more coordinated look, head over to this blog post for some guidance and ideas.
HOW YOU CAN GIVE BACK (BUT ONLY IF YOU CAN!)
Firstly, I get that this is a HUGELY difficult time financially for many. I absolutely don’t want those who are struggling to feel they have to miss out on this. I really don’t. This is a project to document our town at this weird time, first and foremost. So if you can’t give back – that’s totally ok! Please go ahead and sign up anyway. I won’t know who has and who hasn’t donated, so it will make no difference to the experience you get.
For those who are able, a donation to Linlithgow Young People’s Project (LYPP) in lieu of payment would be hugely appreciated. £10 – £20 would be my suggestion for the two high quality digital images you’ll receive. LYPP do such amazing work in the community, and this is their 30th year in operation!
I will send details of how to make this donation very soon.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER
I will choose the best images from those I’ve taken and will professionally edit them. About a week after the event you will receive two high resolution digital images by email download link.
I have included in the form a query about whether you are ok for me to share the photos. It’s absolutely fine if you aren’t, I totally understand! However, if you are it will really help me to promote the project, and thus raise more for the charity. I can photoshop out house numbers if you would prefer they aren’t seen.
Lastly, please spread the word! This project is open to families, lock down friends, couples, business owners and more. It is such a weird time, I’m sure lots of people would appreciate a photo to remember it by.