Picture This

Picture This is a collaborative photographic between myself and 6 young people from North Glasgow.

I wanted to specifically work with a group of young people to develop a body of work that explored personal narrative while looking at contemporary art photography themes. We discussed the work of many contemporary photographers such as Gregory Crewdson, Amy Stein, Larry Fink, Sam Taylor-Wood, Jeff Wall and Astrid Kruse Jensen.

I had the joy of working closely with Chrissie Miles of Glasgow Life to develop this short but creatively intense project with the young people.

PRESS: Artist Newsletter April 2012

“Youth worker Chrissie Miles and artist Lindsay Perth developed a series of intensive workshops researching the meaning in imagery and interpretations of other artists’ work. Through collaborative discussions with Lindsay and Chrissie the group of six developed awareness and skills to explore and interpret their own thoughts and feelings, their perception of themselves, others and the world around them. Here Lindsay and Chrissie reflect on developing a project in which these young people could express their world through photography.

Read the article here



The project was a very intense and creative 3 weeks. Working with ideas such as dislocation, vulnerability, celebrity culture as starting points for narrative the group brought in their own topics such as peer pressure and opinions on current news topics like acts of terrorism. The result is 6 powerful images which present issues that are very relevant to these young people.