Further to previous posts, Mark Benham has had some responses to his request for amputees to participate in a photographic portrait project but still needs more people to take part to give him a viable number of subjects for his project.
This is a unique opportunity to be photographed free by a professional photographer who, as you will see from the previous posts and by looking at the beautiful work on his website, creates sensitive but extremely powerful images. You will also receive a print of your photograph to keep following the shoot. You won’t get many opportunities like this so, if you’d like to take part or ask Mark for more information, please contact his promptly using the details below.
Mark’s original request follows:
My name is Mark Benham, I am a photographer based in Bath, Somerset. I am putting a call out to those without one or both legs, who use a wheelchair for mobility, even occassionally, to participate in a photographic project. The aim of the project is to try and change the perception the general public have of amputees. By telling your individual stories I hope that people will see that amputees are not, and should not be defined by being in a wheelchair.
I seek willing participants, young and old, male and female, for a series of photographic portraits. Each participant would be photographed and intervied in their home setting (allow up to two hours, preferably mid morning). There will be a short written story about those selected for inclusion in the final project. I will ask participants to talk about their lives, before and after losing limbs. Those who are great achievers are of particular interest, but this project is not just about them.
Thank you in advance, I hope you will consider participating.