Over the course of five months, residents of the homeless shelter took photos using loaned cameras and received training from volunteer photographers, such as Isaac Subillaga of Isaac S. Photography, (who is also a frequent contributor of photos to LynnHappens.)
Attendees danced to live salsa music and purchased raffles for prizes that were inside helium balloons in the black box theatre, purchased postcards, prints and fabrics of the photographs and enjoyed a wide variety of foods prepared by the husband of board president Dr. Alison Brookes.
It’s LynnHappens policy, that unless invited to do so by the artist, to not take too close a photo of artwork on display. Off the Grid needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated and can be viewed during regular Lynn Museum/LynnArts hours at the 25 Exchange Street building in downtown Lynn.
Nerd-speak: All photos taken with an old Soviet-era Helios 44-2 lens adapted to a modern digital camera.