Six larger-than-life sized local faces have been pasted up on a building in Deniliquin this week as part of the 'Faces of the South West' project.CASS SAVELLIS August 15, 2014 3:00am
Can you pick who the larger-than-life sized images attached to the Deniliquin Council Chambers and Estates Building are?
Six local faces were pasted up on the building’s brick exterior walls this week as part of South West Art’s ‘Faces of the South West’ project.
Deniliquin photographer John Haig, who features on today’s front page of the Pastoral Times, was responsible for the images, and he was one of nine budding photographers from across the region to tell the story of individuals in their community.
‘‘These six were chosen to show the range of diversity in our community – some had interesting stories and others were interesting photos,’’ Mr Haig said.
‘‘I learnt something about all of the people I photographed that I never knew, even those people who I’ve known for a long time.’’
Mr Haig said the installation of the large scale works was trialled and tested before being implemented.
‘‘I made a virtual concept in Photoshop and showed it to my mentor and subjects.
‘‘There was then a lot of liaising with mentors and also looking at environmental constraints to make sure no parts of the buildings were damaged.
‘‘It’s been great to be a part of and I’ve taken skills away that I can use in my future work.’’
The project participants were mentored by Deniliquin photographers Kate Butler, Nick Robinson and Nina O’Brien-Hehir.
Booroorban’s Mary-Anne Butcher and Mathoura’s Zowie Crump were other budding photographers selected to take part.
Some of the images and stories can be viewed online at www.southwestarts.com.au or www.facebook.com/facesofthesouthwest.
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