I have worked with The Slackline School for many years now documenting their adventures and events throughout the UK, with this commision it was important to portray the friendly and relaxed nature of the instructors along side the happy and fun environment that the school had created at events and festivals. It was a wonderful opportunity to work with them and photograph them, my images have gone on to be used for festival promotion both in print and online as well as promotion of the Slackline School at many events again through both online use and in print.
“The primary goal of The Slackline School is to promote slacklining as a healthy, fun and productive activity for all ages to participate in. We aim to do this through the facilitation of school visits, having a presence at regional and national events, and taking part in national and international campaigns, thus exposing more of the public to this new sport, and finally through the creation, installation and delivery of local clubs and regular sessions where possible.
The Slackline School has a secondary agenda, that seeks to encourage all persons – young and old – to consider new career paths and creative futures for themselves, that they may go on to lead happier and more active and engaged lifestyles. Whilst the school visits, events and clubs will all go some way to support this agenda, The Slackline School will primarily support this objective through offering insightful and motivational talks to all age groups, given by instructors and friends of The Slackline School, that seek to engage audiences in meaningful discussions about themselves and the world we all share.”