Case Study BOST AGM

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Colloquial Collective have covered a number of events on behalf of Bankside Open Spaces Trust. BOST are preservers of green spaces within the urban environment and have been championed by the Royal Horticultural Society and the national Green Flag Awards for their outstanding work in the London, SE1 area. The photos in this case study show their Annual General Meeting, which brought staff, volunteers, trustees and users of their green spaces together.

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The AGM was hosted at The Cinema Museum in Elephant and Castle. The photo assignment had been to capture the spirit of the occasion, the mingling of a community and the serious delivery of various presentations, highlighting the great work achieved, from corporate and local volunteering, to free sports events and the highly successful Future Gardeners, a training program into horticulture.

The greatest challenge for the photographer, had been the very low light in what is a cavernous Victorian workhouse. The photographer, Glenn Mottershead, avoided people’s attention, by choosing not to use flash photography and pushed the manual mechanisms of the camera to work in harmony with the existing lamps around the space. This made for a warmer look to the images and the people in the frame relaxed and almost unware of the camera within their immediate space.

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The images will be placed on Instagram and used throughout BOST’s social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, along with their website, PowerPoint and print based marketing and communications.

The final portfolio represented every stage of the evening and will play a part in the telling of the AGM 2017, as well as become a photographic archive for generations to come.

BOST AGM March 16th 2017 held at The Cinema Museum

Merry Mingles event located within Octavia Hill’s Red Cross Gardens

Desk Gardens Merry event located within Octavia Hill’s Red Cross Gardens