Glyn Lewis talking about his veterans project - To HONOUR, To REMEMBER and To EDUCATE.
The purpose of the 39-45 PORTRAITS PROJECT is:
To HONOUR and REMEMBER our surviving World War 2 Veterans by photographing as many of them as is possible in order to provide both them and their families with classic, timeless portraits they treasure and can remain in their families for generations to come.
To sensitively EDUCATE the current and future younger generations about the events of World War 2 and of those who served, survived and were lost, so that their memories and sacrifices are never forgotten and such events may never happen again.
In this presentation UK Photographer, Educator and Author Glyn Dewis will talk about the importance of personal projects and how they are the key to developing as a Photographer. Glyn will also go through his current 39-45 Portraits Project where he (until lockdown) was touring the UK photographing surviving World War 2 Veterans; an entirely self-funded project that has gained National News Coverage but with the sole intention of providing Veterans and their families with classic, timeless portraits.
Glyn will also go through some Veterans stories and also the photography and lighting he uses to take these Veteran Portraits on location, how to relax people in front of the camera, shooting in limited space and with minimal kit, and will finish the presentation with some examples of retouching techniques he regularly turns to. You can check out Glyn's main website at https://www.glyndewis.com and also the 39-45 Portraits Project website at https://www.3945portraits.com