Nothing quite beats the feeling of getting a job come in to shoot an event or subject that you literally haven’t a clue about.
A few days ago, I got a call to attend a couple of events on the Norfolk Broads. The organisation wanted a set of PR images, ready to promote next years events in the press/websites etc.
The brief was simple, attend the Martham Scarecrow festival and Ludham Arts Festival. I can’t recall ever attending a scarecrow festival, so I was a little intrigued. And wow, what an effort. The whole community it seemed had come out in support of this rather fab idea. Scattered all around the village were various scarecrows which residents had created. It was almost like a treasure hunt.
Map in hand, I trundled off around the village, stumbling upon funny, scary and wonderful efforts.
Next port of call was the Ludham Arts Festival. Normally, such events tend to be a mixture of genuine crafts and some imported trash that someone has stuck someone arty to and called ‘made by hand’. thankfully, this was completely the opposite. A genuine craft and arts show, which included some rather fab pottery and plenty of other attractive offerings.
With the sun beating down, it was a pleasure to spend such a nice bank holiday working on the Broads.