Saturday, January 20, 2007

Caught Hiding

Caught Hiding
Originally uploaded by *A*L*I*.
At the Manama souk the other we shot 'visual' protraits of shopkeepers, shoppers, old men, and these three kids. The project is an extension of Phoebe Boswell's project (Bahrainona: Drawing from Life) and this video is a collaboration between her, myself and Sami Sayyar. It will be shown during her art shows and exhibitions.

We had a good time. It was a bit odd at first but we found that most people were very welcoming and friendly. I've not been down to the old souk in quite a while, so it was nice to go back.

It was interesting to see the different reactions from people to what we were trying to do, the idea was to capture their 'portraits' on film and to see how they reacted in front of the camera, which was in a way similar to how some might react whilst they were being 'drawn'. Some got very uncomfortable, some made jokes, other just didn't know what to do with themselves.

I picked those image because I enjoyed the way these three kids behaved during filming. They were very shy at first, but then they got more at ease with it. There are a few more images from the day on my flickr account.

It was quite an interesting and fun experince.

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