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Diane Fellows makes Big Picture final

Inspired by an old school photo, Diane Fellows from Telford sent it in to The Big Picture world record attempt and is now in the running to become the face of the planet's largest photo mosaic.

Like tens of thousands of other people Diane Fellows of Telford sent in photos to The Big Picture. This has allowed the project to build up a unique snapshot of the West Midlands and attempt to break the world record for the largest photo mosaic.

Diane Fellows from Telford

Diane Fellows from Telford

Fifty-year-old Diane was inspired by an old school photo taken when she was six or seven years old, while attending Beeches Road School in Blackheath. Diane's school portrait was one of 110,000 images received by The Big Picture in just six months.

Her photo has know been shortlisted alongside seven other photographs from across the West Midlands to become the final image of the record-breaking mosaic.

Diane says "I love photography and thanks to my son, who bought me a digital pro suite for Christmas, I have been able to restore and airbrush many old photos including this one. What I love most about the photo is that is reminds me of the calm and happy days of my childhood."

Diane Fellows school photo

Diane Fellows, six or seven years old

The eight shortlisted photos, including Diane's, were selected for their unique boldness, fascinating stories, and their suitability to be reproduced into the huge work of art.

Artist Helen Marshall has been commissioned to oversee the creative direction, the physical construction of the final mosaic and the shortlisting process for the final photos.

Helen said: "I was struck by this face whilst looking for photographs that represented people. The colours are so  distinctive  and have a lost quality rarely seen in contemporary photographs that are more 'true to life'."

In addition to having their photograph selected to become the final image for the Big Picture mosaic, the successful photographer will also receive £200 of vouchers.

The Big Picture is now looking for volunteers across the region to support in the construction of the world's largest photo mosaic. For more details, use the link below.

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The eight final images

All 110,000 images sent in as part of the project will be used to create the mosaic. The final artwork will be the size of three tennis courts, and unveiled outside Thinktank at Birmingham's Millennium Point on Saturday 23 August 2008.

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