The Pop-up Portrait Project was created to capture contemporary photographic portraits of people in towns and villages across the East Midlands
Newark-based photographer Andy Houghton leads the project, and has lived and worked in the region for 30 years. “As someone who’s passionate about living and working in the East Midlands,” he says, “I’m aiming to capture the region’s identity with a series of contemporary photographic portraits of the people who live, work or visit here.”
A pop-up studio will be visiting marketplaces across the region, and portraits will be available both in the studio, under professional lighting, and outdoors using local scenes as a backdrop.
Anyone can volunteer to pose for a portrait simply by turning up at the event – no booking is required. Each photoshoot will take about fifteen minutes, and is entirely free of charge.
“Anyone who poses for a photograph will be emailed a copy of their portrait after the event, which they’re welcome to share on social media or to use in any way they wish,” says Andy Houghton. “We’ll be aiming to publish and exhibit the very best of the portraits as the project progresses.”
Further details about Pop-up Portraits will be available at each event, and can also be found on the project’s website popupportraitproject.com. You can also follow the project on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram via @PopupPortraitUK.