For this project idea I want to document the lives of priests and what made them become religious personals. To create this project I would interview four or five priests, of different religions, genders and titles. For these priests, I would take portrait shots of them using a low f-value to have them in complete focus. I would then also include images of them going about their daily activities, using a variety of landscape shots with a higher f-value and as most of my shots will be taken inside, I will set my ISO level between 400 and 800, to ensure that my photograph is bright enough to see the subject but not too bright that it doesn’t appear natural. Alongside these five priests, I will also have a 400(ish) word first person feature about why they became priests and also about their daily lifestyle as a religious personnel.
Below I have listed everyone I have contacted and the ones who I have arranged to meet, with a rough list of interview questions to ask them.
EVERYONE I HAVE CONTACTED:
St Andrews in Longton = http://www.longtonstandrew.org/Contact-us.html?button1=Contact+us — 01772 612179 + email@example.com
New Longton all saints – http://allsaints.btck.co.uk/ ——- 01772 613347
Catholic church in Longton and Penwortham – http://www.catholic-penwortham-longton.btck.co.uk/FindContactus
^ St. Mary Magdalen + St. Teresa’s + Parish of St. Oswald’s — 01772 743337 + firstname.lastname@example.org, 01772 612136 + email@example.com
Church organisation in Leeds – https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/ — 0845 303 2760
Oakwood church Leeds – http://www.oakwoodchurch.info/ — 0730 517 0979 + firstname.lastname@example.org + rev George Bailey = 0113 266 2066 + email@example.com + rev Kathryn Fitzsimons = 0113 225 6702 + firstname.lastname@example.org + rev Sonia Kasibante = 0750 677 8171 + email@example.com
Lynne – Anglican minister – 07811808121
Rabbi = Judaism church:
http://www.leedsjewishcommunity.com/jewish-community.html = firstname.lastname@example.org + 07714 204664
http://www.etzchaim.co.uk/contact.php -Rabbi Kupperman’s office: 0113 269 2670, Rabbi Kupperman’s mobile: 07875 423946, Rabbi Kupperman’s email: email@example.com, Rabbi Gilbert’s mobile: 07875 423637
Sinai Leeds – https://www.sinaileeds.uk/contact = 0113 266 5256
https://jscn.org.uk/jscn/#contact – St Annes Hebrew Congregation
Imam = Muslim church =
https://makkahmosque.co.uk/ – firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.leedsic.com/contact_us/index.html – email@example.com + 0113 262 1300
http://www.jameamasjid.co.uk/contact-us/ – in Preston (online form)
Pujari = Hindu temple =
http://www.leedsmandir.org.uk/findus.html – 0113 2307106
http://unichaplaincy.org.uk/ – The University chaplaincy for help in contacting Catholic priests
Spiritual church as a religion =
https://www.greaterworld.net/ – firstname.lastname@example.org LEEDS – President: Margaret Bellamy – Telephone: 01132 456 623 —- Reverand = email@example.com
https://www.snu.org.uk/contact – Spiritualist national union
Interviews done and set up with:
Leeds Minister = Sam Corley – firstname.lastname@example.org — Anglican church — meeting on the 28/3/19 and 4/4/19
All Hallows Church = Heston Groenewald – email@example.com — Anglican church — meeting on the 22/3/19 and 7/4/19
Lynne – Anglican — meeting on the 9/4/19
Adam Aslam – Muslim Imam — meeting on the 11/4/19
Margaret — Spiritualist church — meeting on the 17/4/19
Jon Swales (Anglican) — meeting on the 28/4/19
Fr Emmanuel Adindu (Catholic) — meeting on the 30/4/19
Phone interview with Jewish Rabbi —- 16/4/19
Jo – Unitarian reverend from Mill Hill Chapel — meeting on 24/4/19
Interview questions/chat ideas:
- What’s your name, age, job title, religion, where are you from etc
- What did you do before you became a religious personnel – previous jobs, uni etc – where you lived
- Has religion always been a big part of your life, from being a child? – If not, what made you believe? – Was your family religious?
- Why did you decide to be a priest / religious personnel? — Did anything happen?
- As a priest, what are your responsibilities?
- In brief – what do you believe in? — Do you strictly believe in everything your Bible says?
- Talk me through your daily life – how has becoming a priest changed your daily life?
- What do you do each day that you think non-priests won’t do? – family life, living apart of the church etc