Eighthundred Project - 800 portraits in one day

Published on Wed May 6, 2009 by

As part of the celebrations for Liverpool’s 800th birthday on the 28th of August 2007 a group of photographers got together to capture 800 portraits of Liverpool people. One photographer taking that many images wasn't really practical, so we each were tasked with 100 each.  The images had to be taken in a 24 hour period, on the city's birthday, and also featured images by fellow Liverpool photographers: Mark McNulty, Benjamin Ball, Helen Palmer, Imke Oppenkamp, Matt Ford, Matt Wardle and Pete Carr.

I concentrated on my local neighbourhood; Wavertree, and visited friends, stopped people on the street and went into my local The Coffee House pub for a few of the regulars in there. A couple of business clients helped out and finally I roped in some family members. Really great day out to be honest - the vast majority of people were more than happy being stopped and photographed.

The ‘Eighthundred’ project exhibition later, was a great success. All 800 portraits were displayed at a unit at the Albert Dock, which was very busy with visitors and secured good press coverage in the Post and Echo and has been featured on a number of national and international websites.

 

Below a selection of portraits and some images from the exhibition preview;

People portrait Liverpool Eighthundred Project

 

People photography Liverpool Eighthundred Project

 

People photographic project Liverpool Eighthundred Project

 

Liverpool photographer David J Colbran exhibts the Eighthundred Project

 

Liverpool photography exhibition Albert Dock launch

 

Liverpool photographer private view

 

 

...................

Comments

Virgo Almeida - "Love it so much...absolutely inspiring in every sense of the word!!!"
Sabina Siler Hudoklin - "Wonderful portraits, James Best is my favorite, I'll take a look at the website that You recommend."
Jan Krcmar - "Great idea. Needs more people with the Liverpool crest on their shirts though."

More details about the people portraits that I make in the portfolio page via the jump.

 

Prev |< | Hillsborough photographs >| Next

Tags: exhibition, people, Eighthundred, street

Author: David J Colbran
Fine art photography prints for sale in black and white and colour by Liverpool photographer David J Colbran

Fine Art photography prints for sale

I’m excited to announce that you can now buy Fine Art Photography Prints in my online shop. I've sold a few limited editions in the past to clients and friends and now open this up to everyone. Read more...

Liverpool photographer releases statement and response to the Covid-19 virus pandemic.

Covid-19 Response September 2020

DJC Design remains open and is responding to the Covid-19 virus with the health and wellbeing of our co-workers, clients and the community as our first priority. Read more...

Photographs of bespoke shipping containers

Cargostore is the World's largest supplier of shipping containers and I was asked to take images across several sites and several days of bespoke conversions. Read more...

"If you are looking for a creative and reliable event photographer, David is your guy. I commissioned him to travel to London to cover a business event where we were exhibiting and to also capture some staff portraits of the exec management team. His fees were competitive and his attitude totally positive & fun. David is an excellent photographic supplier. I highly recommend his services."

 

Paul

Digital Marketing Manager

Experienced headshot photographer - image example

Let's start a new project together