Correspondence with Skaters

As part of my work for Celebrating Leeds I know it is essential to have correspondence with the girls which I will be presenting. Through the briefing David did mention this was part of one of the requirements, which I want to do anyway.

Initially I put the message forward to the groups to see if they would want to do this at all:


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To summarise this, I put forward the opportunity to the RWTG group to make sure that they would actually want to participate.

Screenshot 2019-02-28 at 10.47.04.pngAs seen here, I got 5 girls responses saying yes, which for me was enough to say to myself to go ahead with it because through images I would say 5 girls is a good enough number to show community due to the power of using photography to capture moments such as all the girls together or through compiling the images together.

I also checked in with some other girls which I skate with often in Leeds, after this message I spoke them in person when we met up to go to House Skatepark.

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Once I had arranged a date for the photoshoot I added this post to the Leeds Skate Gals and Pals page, who I often skate with, to try and encourage even more girls to come out and skate.

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Correspondence with girls over actual content and how it is displayed:

** After the photoshoot, I realised what I wanted to continue doing was discuss with the girls over how the images are displayed and what the images communicate**

All of the RWTG group are creative and either have done or do creative degrees, so I think its a great idea to involve them in some of my decisions. I want the girls to feel involved and excited about this opportunity and feel as though they have their say in how they are going to be presented to Leeds!!

Screenshot 2019-02-28 at 11.37.39.pngI opened this discussion with he girls to hopefully get some input as to what they might want written on the images if I went down that route. All girls agreed on just having ‘Rolling With The Girls’ on the layout.

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