At work today, I was asked to complete a campaign brochure for a political party. Our local election is coming up. As I was using this strange online system that they use to create brochures, I found it strange that the only images available to use were from politicians in Oslo, with no option to upload images from our town.Surely it’s nicer to have pictures of the town they’re presenting?
With the go-ahead from the local group, I scrapped the template and decided to just do it in Photoshop. It made life so very much simpler. After copying over the text, I drove out around our town to take some nice pictures that could represent our town.
This political party is highly engaged in arts, culture and youth. I thought it would be interesting to show a young person actually doing something “arts and culture”-related. So I grabbed my cousin Miriam, who’s an excellent photographer, and asked if I could photograph her photographing.
Sadly we got few pictures without horse butts directed towards us, but this one was okay for use.
One of the main causes of the political party is to raise the awareness of the individual within schools and in society. This photograph shows our town in the background, with a person’s name carved into the fence in the foreground. I liked the idea of the individual being backed up by the entire town.
We’ve got a beautiful and clear view of the sky over here. I thought it would serve as a representation of the non-polluted environment this party wants to fight for.
And at last, our beautiful green town 🙂