Photographer looking for incredible stories in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft

Charlotte Amelia Poe has set up The Folk Project
Picture: Charlotte Amelia Poe

Charlotte Amelia Poe has set up The Folk Project Picture: Charlotte Amelia Poe - Credit: Archant

An autistic woman with an eye for an unusual image is on the hunt for people to feature in a photographic project she has set up.

A photograph by Charlotte Amelia Poe of her sister's wedding

A photograph by Charlotte Amelia Poe of her sister's wedding

Charlotte Amelia Poe has set up The Folk Project and is appealing for people in the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft area who have a different look about them or a personality that shines through to take part.

Miss Poe, 28, is ideally looking for 25 people to feature in a black and white photography exhibition to celebrate what she calls 'our differences'.

She has always been interested in photography and decided to set up her project after being the photographer for her sister's wedding in December.

Miss Poe, from Blundeston, said: 'I really feel like there's a wellspring of incredible stories that could be told through photographs, and so I came up with The Folk Project.

'What I'm asking for really are volunteers who feel they have a different look about them, or a personality that shines through the lens.

'People who have lived a life and come out the other side with the scars, tattoos or the lines of time to prove it.

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'Ideally I'd like to have 25 people to photograph in black and white, portrait style in order to put on an exhibition celebrating our differences.

'I can't afford to pay everyone, but I'd make sure every volunteer got a one of a kind 5x7' print of their portrait and an invite to the exhibition.

'Each portrait would take maybe ten minutes of a volunteer's time and would be in an outside public place like Great Yarmouth marketplace, for example.

'I'd like to focus on a fifteen mile radius, so encompassing Lowestoft, Gorleston and Great Yarmouth and surrounding areas.

'I think it's fair to say it's about pushing my own boundaries as much as anything else.

'It will be a learning curve, but I'm willing to climb that curve and get to the other side.'

Miss Poe will be helped on The Folk Project by her father Peter Pease, who is well known on the local music scene.

Anyone who would like to take part in The Folk project and is within a 15 mile radius of Blundeston should just send their contact details to Miss Poe by emailing thefolkproject2017@gmail.com to arrange for black and white photographs to be done by her.

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