Long thin corridors reminiscent of Bletchley Park.
I must admit my days of computer programming ended with my Commodore 64 back in the late 80’s. So meeting Eben Upton at this event was another educational experience. On arrival the programmers were setting up tables ready to exhibit their coding gadgets and games.
The Grade 1 Listed Building of Impington Village College made for a fantastic location. The long thin corridors reminiscent of Bletchley Park.Coding, or programming is one of the most important skills of this century. Eben’s credit card sized microcomputer is inspiring the next generation of coders.
Eben Upton draws a huge hobbyist following and was difficult to remove from the hall of amateur programmers for his portrait. I also had the added pressure that he arrived with his sleeping 6 month old daughter – who could wake up anytime.
“Tablet is pure poison. I will never let my daughter near a tablet”- Eben Upton
We quickly moved to my proposed editorial portrait location and began the portrait session. Within 20 minutes I was satisfied with the portraits I had shot. I also managed to get a beautiful portrait of Eben holding his daughter after she decided she had quite enough sleep and wanted to be a part of the action.
Reportage images of the various programming workshops
After the editorial portrait session I ventured around the various coding work shops. Young children and adults learning the skills to programme. Reportage shots of the coders programming on tables of keyboards giving a great overview of what the Raspberry Pi can achieve. Without a tablet in sight!