A NUMBER of people with spinal cord injuries have found a creative outlet in art by using photography and photo shop to design an original picture that has meaning to them.
Using equipment specially adapted for people with limited mobility, people such as Dubbo resident James Heilbronn worked with Imagine Me senior artist Sue Murray to come up with a picture that reflected an interest or passion of the artist.
Mr Heilbronn, who has an interest in mini war gaming, took the opportunity to photograph the models he has and used Photoshop to combine a picture of himself into the image.
"I enjoy doing this and find it interesting," he said.
"I have used the computer a bit before and have done a course, but this is a bit of a refresher for me.
"It's nice to be creative and come up with some unique designs."
For Ms Murray, she enjoys the workshops she has done in Dubbo and other regional centres such as Orange and Bathurst.
"It is great travelling around meeting some lovely people," she said.
"Everyone comes up with their own image, and they have their own message and story behind it.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a spinal cord injury or similar to learn adaptive and modified photography and digital editing techniques."
The Royal Rehab Imagine Me Project in regional NSW is supported by Australia Council for the Arts and NSW government through the Lifetime Care and Support Authority and Arts NSW.
For more information visit www.imagineme.com.au.