I am currently taking over the Ffotogallery Platform Instagram (15 - 23rd July). I started my photographic journey eight years ago at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Wales when I enrolled on two evening courses. Via Ffotogallery I enrolled on two courses: 'Introduction to Photography: Beginner' and subsequently 'Introduction to Photography: Intermediate'. I enjoyed both courses immensely and have been taking photos ever since. I was therefore very excited and honoured to be involved with such a project. Below is a slide show of the travel images I chose for the project (NB: I will add to the slideshow as the week progresses).
Ffotogallery Platform is an online project created to help emerging photographers and lens-based artists make their work accessible to a wider audience, including industry professionals and peers through Ffotogallery's network, and to help create links within the photographic and artistic community. Selected participants are offered a one week residency on the Ffotogallery Platform Instagram account (@ffotogalleryplatform). The Platform launched in January 2018 as part of 40:40 Vision, a year long celebration of events, projects and exhibitions to celebrate Ffotogallery's 40th Birthday.
The online residency involves uploading between 1 - 4 images a day to the Instagram site belonging to Ffotogallery Platform. I was asked by the organisers to focus on my street and portrait photography as they believed these would translate well to Instagram. So far the project has been very useful for me. It has increased my reach and exposure noticeably on my own Instagram account (@Geraint_Rowland_Photography). In addition it has given me additional experience in the photo selection and curation process. This is beneficial for both online presentation and future exhibition considerations. I hope to carry out further Instagram takeovers in the future.
More of my travel photography can be found on my website, Instagram, Facebook Page and my Flickr account. If you would like me to be involved with an Instagram takeover please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.