Whilst editing my photos after my first encounter with 'Bohemians4Soho', I wrote down a list of items which I felt were missing from my first set of photos.I felt that there was too much focus on what they stand for in my initial set where I shot posters, words and display of their protest. Also, after checking out the shots of Mingyang, it was really interesting to see his other perspective/angle and to assess what I was not covering. I also jotted down questions to ask some of people on the second night.
List of items to shoot: - Capture space for context - Speak to individuals and take portraits
Questions: - What kind of outcomes are they hoping to get from the developer? - How long are they prepared to be squatting at the ex-12 bar for? - Are they involved in Soho prior to their protest? i.e. if they are local artists, shop owners etc? - Have they been involved in other protests before? - Speak to neighbouring shops/ neighbours and ask if they support the protest.
It was a very useful exercise to do and I managed to capture some images which I was happier with. Mingyang and I are hoping to edit and come up with a zine soon! Watch this space!