With each community workshop I hold, I photograph my own photo story so that I am taking on the challenge just like my participants. The West Arthur community chose the theme ‘Keep It Local’ for their Photo Stories Exhibition in 2017. For my photo story, I tried to capture the action that was taking place on my back patio at the time…the unique friendship and playful antics between our border collie Bo and pet magpie George. This was easier said than done! Just attempting to crack open a door or window would halt their activities. One day I succeeded and captured this series of images that reveal their unique friendship.
As part of my community workshops, I ask participants if I can film them introducing their photo story. I believe the best way to show someone how to do something is to first do it yourself. So here is me talking about my photo story, Bo and George. I do feel like a dag but I hope it makes you smile.