Verdi Studio Experience Day
Over two separate days, the team at Verdi Studios who are also located in Chadwell Heath donated their time and studio to Blesma Members.
Verdi Studios donated more than just the fully equipped and accessible studio, which they closed to the public over the two days. They donated their time, expertise and arranged lunch and models.
Those of us that attended were privileged to have such an opportunity to experience this level of photography and to have such expert tuition was brilliant; the results were amazing. Verdi studios and all those that gave their time have made a huge impact on the limbless veterans that travelled from as far away as Somerset and Yorkshire.
Blesma Members also enjoyed some more valuable studio time with the Verdi's later in the year in August.
We paid a visit to Blind Veterans UK photography Group
In June, it was an absolute pleasure to visit Joanne Olney at Headley Court and to sit in on one of the photography sessions she runs for wounded veterans.
Blesma Wildlife & Landscape Photography Activity on the Isle of Mull
Below are some images taken by Blesma Members during the week long activity on Mull
Blesma Ambassador, Marcus Lyon hosted a photography event for Blesma photographers at the Imperial War Museum
Hillary Robert and Kathleen Palmer of the IWM hosted the Blesma group and gave an interesting talk on the origins IWM to record the causes and consequences of conflict. .
Edward Barber - Peace Signs
Main image taken by Steve Barnes.