Following on from last years successful ’24 Mobile Photographers Til Christmas’ series and to celebrate the forthcoming festive season and another year in the timeline of Mobiography I have decided to repeat the series and showcase the work, thoughts and insights of 24 talented mobile photographers. Each featured photographer has inspired and supported me in one way or another during the course of the past 2 years and I will be asking them to offer an insight into their photography, to reflect on their year gone by or plans for the coming year ahead.
Each day until Christmas Eve we will be featuring one photographer in a sort of online advent calendar so to speak.
Today’s featured photographer is Vivi (Veevs) Hanson.
The Photo I am Most Proud of is…
The major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marking one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Tower’s famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.
I filled out a form to volunteer planting these beautiful ceramic poppies. I was so lucky to be accepted and on Friday 10th October I joined 150 volunteers for our afternoon shift. We were so lucky, weather was beautiful. We spent 4 hours assembling and planting poppies and were allowed to go wandering around the moat to take as many photos as we wanted. Being down there in a sea of red was breath-taking and incredibly touching! An amazing experience and I am so grateful and honoured I was chosen as a volunteer.
I was also so happy that my photo appeared in Flickr Explore with nearly 23,000 views and really chuffed that it was featured on Instagram @London page with nearly 41,000 likes!
I took photo with VividHDR and applied minor adjustments with Snapseed.