Shaun in the City

Sometimes it’s hard to find inspiration for photography.  Sometimes it’s easy, especially when someone does the most of the work for you.  That’s what happened with Shaun in the City.  Lots of interesting photography subjects, many with people willingly posing for photos, and even a map to guide you to the subjects!

Shaun in the City is a charity art trail in Bristol.  It’s organised by Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation to raise money to support children in hospitals across the UK.  The trail features Shaun the Sheep, a character from a TV series and movie by Bristol-based Aardman Animations.  There’s a flock of 70 Shaun’s across the city, each one sporting a different pattern.

The trail is on until the end of August and if you do it then I’d recommend you use the mobile phone app to find your way around.  It’s a small cost, but gives a map to find where the Shaun’s are and gives you a little reward each time you register one!  I won’t give too much away but it really adds fun to the experience.  Just remember to turn your volume right up.

I spent a couple of hours walking around the city centre area of Bristol and managed to see fourteen Shaun’s.  Just ten of them are featured below.