‘Footprint’, An Employee Engagement Project
‘Footprint’ was an employee engagement project with the Photography Department of Central St Martins. ‘Footprint’ explored the similarities and differences of film and digital photography, investigating the two mediums and different techniques through a series of lectures and three short projects. The lectures examined, amongst others, travel photography, composition and technique, fashion photography and Victorian photographic processes and pinhole cameras.
The first project explored the effect we have on the environment and how our actions affect others. The second project investigated marks, textures and movement through photography as a fine art medium, whereas the third project described a journey and looked at how, we and others, react in the same environment. This was also examined through looking for the mundane, which upon closer examination is found to be intriguing.
The overall aims of the projects were to provide an opportunity for inter-departmental interaction outside of the normal work environment while enhancing the participants’ general creative skills and technical competence. ‘Footprint’ provided the participants with guidance in taking photographs and generally encouraged their creativity and enthusiasm to continue to enjoy taking more and better images.
‘Footprint’ was commissioned by HS Projects and funded by Insight Investment.