Calling photographers and videographers across England. We are looking for collaborators at all experience levels who can shoot events, portraits, interviews, documentary, or architectural images around the country.
Public Practice is a social enterprise that helps local government build the skills they need, to shape the places we want. We have been featured in press including The Guardian, The Architects’ Journal, and The Local Government Chronicle.
This year, we expanded our programme to the North of England and in the future we will operate in all regions of the country. We are working on new creative content for our website, social media, press, and events, to highlight our national approach.
Here is where you come in. We are creating a new network of creative collaborators, starting with photographers and videographers, to help us capture imagery from a diverse range of locations. We are keen to work with and support people who are local to the places we operate, who have lived experience and knowledge of their town/city/village.
By being a part of our network, you will be invited to work on projects that celebrate your local area.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for fully equipped photographers and videographers around the country. We encourage people of all levels of experience and all backgrounds to apply. You will be scored on the following criteria:
- Strong people skills: As most of our content centres around people, portraits, and events, you will showcase an ability to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera.
- Strong creative direction: In collaboration with our Communications Manager, you will be able to articulate a vision with your photography or videography. You will be able to direct people in photos or videos and/or be able to capture places and natural interactions with a strong sense of composition.
- Consideration for access & inclusion: We work with people of different ages, ethnicities, disabilities, and backgrounds. You will be able to work with diverse groups of people with confidence and sensitivity, considering access needs where appropriate.
- Appreciation for the everyday: We are looking for someone who has an eye for the ordinary and can appreciate the everyday nature of public spaces and public sector work.
Types of Content
You will be able to deliver at least one of the following types of content:
Photography (shooting, directing, and post-production)
- Event Coverage: both indoors and outdoors; candid, on-the-fly shots of people; photos that convey the event atmosphere.
- Portraits: high-quality group photos and individual head-and-shoulders shots in a consistent style delivered in colour and black and white.
- Architectural: photos of places taken with an eye for features in the built environment that give the place a sense of character.
- Documentary: natural shots of people at work, including visual cues to convey a sense of story.
Videography (shooting, directing, and post-production)
- Event Coverage: capturing and editing highlights from talks, workshops, and walking tours both indoors and outdoors.
- Interviews: talking head style videos with our Associates and their colleagues at local authorities, with the ability to make interviewees feel comfortable.
- Documentary: footage of local authorities’ work in the public realm, including natural shots of local residents interacting with spaces.
Read the full brief to learn more about the types of projects we have coming up.