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What I have learnt about strangers: they tend to hate you if you have a camera. However, sometimes, talking to new people gives you the best opportunities and you can learn so much more by listening to what they have to say rather than being in your own little world.
When I moved away last year my parents also moved house to a tiny village that no ones heard of and so I have barely spent any time there. I went to visit this weekend to take photos for the project. This involved me going to the local pub and take pictures of the regular customers. The lighting isn't ideal but it is more real this way, that is what it is like being there. These are some of the people I spoke to including the owner, who knew lots about the history of the building I wouldn't have found anywhere else. He dug out old photos of the building from 1915 from the cellar for me to look at. I also spoke to a man who turns out runs a local professional printing company who offered to print the final work for free. These opportunities and information will only come about from speaking to people and so the hate and unfriendliness you get from some people is worth getting through to meet those that take the time to talk.

I also got a free pint or two which = win
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For our accessible journey we decided to walk to Naul's Mill park. Keeping in mind on the way how someone with a disability may struggle on a normal day. We captured things that could be a struggle and cause issues to the other, often simple things that we wouldn't even consider walking through the city. Taking into consideration how an obstacle may affect them, not just that they have to take a different route to us.

On our way back we took the decision to claim an abandoned trolley, this helped us to get a feel of difficulties of getting around, simply just getting onto the curbs and also the slant of the pavements, for someone in a wheelchair could cause strain.
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Matt, Dominika and I's response to the task.

As we were walking our route, we started to think about all the things someone who is disabled can't do. So our response was to show how lucky we are to be able to do something as simple as climbing a tree (and form friendships in the process). 
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I was wondering what to do for this task, as I wasn’t too keen on taking a photograph of a stranger in middle of the street. So, I decided to walk into the next shop and just ask the person at the till, if they wouldn’t mind me taking a photo of them for my course. I ended up walking into a bakery where a woman was standing behind the counter. I asked her if she wouldn’t mind me taking a photograph of her exactly where she was, she seemed pleased about me wanting to take a photograph of her. Afterwards, I thanked her and bought a chicken slice.

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Ellie Rimmer/ Dance Student/ Her photos, Not mine.

"I found it really hard to take the picture because the ISO Aperture shutter depth of field didn't work"
"It has good re-framing" 
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Embodying the Other
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Playing around with us being the models...
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It's difficult to be a dancer.

Photos taken by Dominika Bolon.
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