1. Tape a large piece of paper to a wall, and use a lamp or projector to cast a silhouette onto a wall of the head and shoulders of each participant, one by one. The person spends some time arranging themselves in the way they would like to be seen, in a particular pose and from a particular angle. They can ask advice from others who may be able to see the shadow better than them. Once a pose is agreed they hold it totally still while a friend draws around them, capturing as much accurate detail as possible.
2. Cut out this shape and keep it for later. Try to be as careful as possible while cutting around the spaces of the facial features and hair, etc, to retain the personality of the person outlined.
3. On a large piece of cardboard, use a selection of spray paints to cover the whole background. Play around with different techniques using the spray cans, making experimental marks and blending colours.
4. Once dry, place the cut out silhouette on top of the background -hold or stick in place so it doesn’t move. Select a contrasting colour and spray over the top of the outline. Allow to dry then peel back the cut out to reveal a spray-painted silhouette beneath.
5. Display each self-portrait in a grid or line format. Guess who is who from their outlines.