Inspire

Abby Smith

Abby Smith

Community Award

Age:
26

Biography

Abby Smith, 19 years of age, is keen to develop her digital photography skills online using a range of formats and programmes. This however will require the use of a laptop to give her the independence and opportunity, as a member of *Soft Touch Arts, to store key art work, write blogs and promote herself to a wider audience.

JHMT's Support

Abby Smith, 19 years of age, is keen to develop her digital photography skills online using a range of formats and programmes. This however will require the use of a laptop to give her the independence and opportunity, as a member of *Soft Touch Arts, to store key art work, write blogs and promote herself to a wider audience.

Abby see’s this as a major stepping stone to a brighter future and said: ‘This vital piece of IT equipment will help me to develop my own creative ideas and products as well as going on to hopefully create my own website. I will engage with other young people and encourage them to add their own art work to the blog. Soft Touch Arts has a lot of disadvantaged young people who come along with nowhere to put their artwork or to tell their story. If I was successful with my work then I would hope to help exhibit other people’s work.

'The JHMT Inspire Awards grant would give me access to good quality, programmes like Photoshop for example, as it's vitally important to be able to produce my work. It would also give me access to the internet and media and explore more areas and ideas for selling and promoting my work. Also with the memory that this laptop provides I can store my work and organise it much more efficiently than I have in the past,’ she added.

Rhonda Olsen, JHMT Inspire Awards, said:

The JHMT Inspire Awards team are delighted to support Abby with her digital photography ambitions. . Not only will her Inspire Award help her with her projects but also her aim to help other young people like her.

Blog

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Warm weather training in Cyprus

Posted: 9th Feb, 2017

All packed and ready for the flight tomorrow, looking forward to some hard training and getting ready for the long course season ahead.
I swam well at the Counties recently and the Burns Meet, gaining a... Read More »

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Thank you so much JHMT

Posted: 6th Feb, 2017

Thank you so much JHMT for your support I am now able to purchase sports equipment that I so dearly needed. My main goals are for hockey but the fund also helps me in many other ways by allowing me to... Read More »

Photos

Posted: 17th Oct, 2016

Since purchasing the 10-18mm wide angle lens due to receiving the award I have been so happy at the variety of photos I can now get. With the lens I have caprtured shots for Soft Touch Arts events in New... Read More »

Funding towards my career

Posted: 8th Aug, 2016

Previously I received funding towards a laptop and now have been successful again in gaining a £150 grant from Joe Humphries award and can only express how thankful I am to be given the grant. I... Read More »

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Shoot of dance group

Posted: 29th Sep, 2015

Recently I was invited to take photos of an oriental dance class, provided by Chaines dance company and try out moving photography for the first time. It was an exciting experience that allowed me to improve... Read More »

Creative Happenings

Posted: 15th Jul, 2015

Thanks to the JHMT awards I was giving the support needed to purchase, my very first laptop and one that provided the graphics and memory needed to store photos and use Adobe Photoshop. The laptop has... Read More »