Our final task for We Are Poppy was to create images for this website and for publicity on social media. We mustered our Make (Good) Trouble team, headed up by Lola, 19, taking on the role of Production Assistant and Stylist, and Lotti, 19, our Photographer.
We wanted to illustrate the conversation between the eras in photographs and chose an outdoor location (adding umbrellas to the kit list!). Stanmer Park in Brighton has a beautiful old church and graveyard and provided the perfect backdrop. Lola had two of our models, Amelie and Evie, in First World War costume, and three 21st Century models, Grace, Tiana and Lola, in bright colours – jumpers, jackets, trainers, nail varnish – that give a real pop to the images.
Lotti said, “In the photographs, I wanted to challenge the viewer’s response by intertwining the two eras, creating images that make you question when they were taken and making sure we captured the personalities of the girls and the relationship between the 21st Century girl and her First World War counterpart.”
The images are to be used here on this website and on social media posts to promote the project. We took into account the fact that may want to use copy on the images, or captions if they were used on audio posts like the one below.
Did you know that women in WW1 suffered from shell shock too? Our teen detectives uncovered their stories #WeArePoppy #WW1 – huge thanks to @heritagefunduk for supporting this project pic.twitter.com/Kb3uirrOai
— Make (Good) Trouble (@makegoodnews) November 4, 2020