Lately, I have been shooting for the BSN (Broadmeadows Schools Network). I photographed in ten schools across the BSN, a couple of the schools were dedicated to kids with mental health issues, the others were regular public primary and secondary schools. Broadmeadows hasn't had a great reputation and there would probably be some preconceptions about what schools in Broadmeadows would be like.
Well, I can tell you that the schools I visited were fantastic. Each school appeared recently built, the kids were all in neat, well presented uniforms, and they were polite and eager to show me around. The teachers and kids seemed connected and their genuine relationship came across though their enthusiasm for each other and for learning. And why not, each school seemed to present a great learning environment.
I have photographed in many schools across Victoria, public and private, and I found the kids in the BSN were really happy and enthusiastic about their schools.
To be able to capture great photos, the shoot needs to be organized, the subjects happy to participate and have a genuine connection with each other, time is needed to be able to explore all the possibilities to get the best shots, I was lucky enough to be working for Senate SHJ www.senateshj.com.au and X-Sight Design xsd.com.au, who gave me these elements and time to capture the best shots.
I think that comes out in the photos; I hope you like them.