A couple of weeks ago we had the absolute pleasure to spend the day shooting at the Orpheus Centre in the glorious countryside just outside Godstone.
Through performing arts Orpheus provides unique opportunities for young disabled adults to promote personal development and help students gain the skills to live independently in the community.
They commissioned us to shoot images for their new marketing and fundraising literature. We had a fabulous day; it was as much of a delight chatting to the students as it was taking their photos! Here’s a little flavour of what we shot…
Polly painting a self-portrait in art class
Helen is guided by one of the support staff as she practices her piano piece
Dom and Chris, two of the male students who have Orpheus supported flats on-site, pose for photos
Poppy excitedly shows off her shrine to One Direction telling me that Harry is her favourite!
Chris receives guitar tuition from one of the tutors
Some of the boys show off their flats. Whilst Poppy’s was a shrine to 1D, Chris’ is a shrine to female R’n’B artists!
Games in the ‘barn’. Orpheus Centre is the former home of founder Sir Richard Stilgoe in 1998, the barn,now Orpheus’ theatre, once was his barn!
Emma receives one-to-one guidance from a support worker on job applications
Students working with support staff in the recording studio!
A game of tag at the end of the day in the barn!
You can find out more about Orpheus on their website