Portrait Promenade is a series of portraits created by photographer Steven Hatton of Electric Egg, captured during Transported’s Spalding Super Saturdays arts events (made possible thanks to South Holland District Council, Arts Council England and the Government’s Welcome Back Fund).
Using a type of camera originally designed in the late 1940s and combining digital and analogue techniques, the portraits were taken during Spalding’s market day, capturing residents, traders and visitors alike. The technology and vintage of the camera required a slower and more formal approach to capturing each portrait, allowing conversation to flow and allowing participants to see an approach to portrait photography which, with the advent of smaller and more flexible digital camera technology, has been largely forgotten.
The resulting portraits give a small glimpse of a community at a given time but together paint a portrait of the town beyond the landscape and bricks and mortar, instead shifting the focus onto the individuals who make it special and give it life.
The museum will be open 11.00 – 1.00 every Wednesday and 2.00 – 4.00 Sunday March 20, April 17, May 15 and Sunday June 19, 11.00 – 4.00 for Celebrating Fens and Civic weekend.
Commissioned by Transported
Photography by Steven Hatton of www.electricegg.co.uk
Project assistant: Adam Fleming