Faces of Potton project embraced by Big Weekend visitors
PUBLISHED: 11:49 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:07 31 August 2018
Sandy Photography Club held a stand at the Party on Potton Big Weekend, where visitors modelled for its upcoming 53 Faces of Potton exhibition.
Families and individuals went along to take part in the club’s project, which looks to capture a natural image rather than a stylised shot.
Club founder Carlos Santino said: “We are grateful to Helen Leach and all the organisers for giving us the opportunity to share our enthusiasm of photography with the Potton community.
“We saw so many smiling happy faces! The photographs taken that day captured real moments of happiness and people seemed very keen to take part in the 53 Faces of Potton project.
“It was unbelievable that we got photos spanning all ages giving the real picture of Pottoners.
“The question that was on most people’s lips was ‘why 53?’. For the answer to this question you will have to be patient as we make plans for the exhibition, where our ideas behind the project will be discussed.”
Photography wasn’t the only thing on offer at the weekend’s event – committee member Peter Langridge said: “Every one who visited, experienced and participated in the multitude of events over the weekend will be extremely thankful to the small but select committee who have again this year, kept us all entertained, informed, watered and amused for four full days.
“The committee should be commended for their previous efforts and I would encourage people to step forward and get involved.
“Several members of the committee have stated that they will not be involved the next for various reasons so there will be vacancies at the AGM for new members.
“If you are new to the town and this was your first experience then it would be a great opportunity to see how the fabulous community comes together, and the wealth of talent there is. New faces bring new ideas.
“I personally look forward to the next event. I thank the outgoing committee for all their hard work and wish them well.”
To find out more about 53 Faces of Potton, have a look at sandyphotoclub.uk.