We hope you had a great easter holiday… We are back posting on the visual blog with todays Traverse Fifty portrait is Giles Conisbee by Otto Sanderson
Traverse Fifty portrait number 7 Bethan Marlow by Roslyn Gaunt.
Bethan on the process- “I had a really lovely time. It was great to meet up with Roslyn and talk about what we both wanted from this process and for me to talk a bit about why I write and how I work. We then decided to do a studio shoot and play with make-up and what real and what’s fake, playing with both sides of reality and also toying with the whole question of ‘what is beauty?’ and how do we see ourselves and how do other people see us. I had such a great day and Roslyn was fab. Roslyn actually ended up using a photo she took on our first meet and I completely trust that it was the one that suited the collection the most. Really glad I had the opportunity to do it.”
traversetheatre fifty portrait number 13 Denise Keane by Daniel D Moses @danieldmoses
traversetheatre fifty portrait number 12 Dave Fargnoli @davefargnoli
by photographer Julie Layton
Traverse Fifty portrait number 5… Todays portrait is Deborah Klayman by Alan Gignoux, taken as part of the Traverse fifty project.
Deborah on the process…. “My portrait is one of a series shot by my wonderful photographer Alan Gignoux at Photofusion in Brixton, London. After reading my play The Boundary, Alan suggested we use the concept of boundaries and borders in the photos, which was an idea I really loved and which felt captured my Traverse journey. Alan asked me to draw boxes, lines and text around myself with light, and we experimented with this until he had several fantastic photos for me to choose from. It was hard to select just one, but this felt right as social justice is at the heart of my writing and we liked the composition – that the word was more prominent than the writer.”
About the traverse 50… The project, an experiment in collaboration between two mediums organised by Writer Pictures, paired 50 writers with fifty photographers to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. The rest of the images will be posted here over the coming weeks