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draw me / tedna ve                                                               summer / autumn 2013
street portrait intervention                                                           duration: 1 day

since 2004, jonathan polkest’s ‘draw me/tedna ve' booth has been appearing in public spaces across the country.  originating in cornwall, the booth is a camera obscurer that allows people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds to draw a companion using simple marker pens for free.  although easy and fun to use,  it is more than just a drawing that is produced, the drawer generally captures the personality of the subject, often leading to a deeper understanding of the relationship between subject and image maker.  the pictures are attached to surfaces in the immediate vicinity to create an instant portrait gallery.  people then return later to collect their portrait at the end of the event.

platform-7 has worked with jonathan at a number of london street locations that contributes to a better understanding of local community and will be collaborating again during 2013.


saturday 20th july:      intransit festival, london royal borough of kensington & chelsea
saturday 5th october:  tate britain, urban photo fest 2013



watch video of draw me at kestle barton  |   jonathan’s blog

images: king's road, 20th july 2012.  platform-7 events - not for download

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