Lean into the memory...

“She leans into the memory. She stares. She concentrates. What IS it that's she's looking for, trying to get straight at last?” ― Vivian Gornick, The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative

Your life is a story — please DM to find out more about how i can document it through my photography and turn your sentiments into pictures

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Words of wisdom...

From my photo session with the artist Caroline Coon.... pls read her beautiful words of wisdom:

“On 5th August 2016, a white male Der Spiegle journalist aged 45 asked me this, a question fixed in status quo prejudice of independent women: “And your life now, how do you feel about it? You are not married. You have not had children. Do you feel any bitterness?”*

Since I understand journalism and the limitations of print, here is a full answer to this man’s question:

“My life has been blessed. Looking back at both the splendours and miseries I can only be profoundly thankful.

I have benefited from the political and social revolutionary struggles that have provided me with many enlightened, human, civil and legal rights.

I have been free to choose whether or not to get married.

I have been free to choose whether or not to have children.

I have been free to choose whether or not to have abortions.

I have been free to choose my sexual orientations.

I have been free to choose whether or not to have lovers.

Free speech and feminism have given me the freedom to be an artist.

For women in the West there has never been a better time, my lifetime, to live.

My life has been of my own volition.

My life has been everything I wanted it to be, and more.

My life is the antonym of bitterness!

To live my life truly and effectively I gave up the idea that I could, considering my limited talent, trying with hope to better my skills, also be financially wealthy.

To live my own life according to my own independent vision was, and is, richesse a plenty – to which I owe my happiness.

And, as far as I can, for the rest of my life, I intend to support all those who are steadfastly holding on to and improving and furthering this happy, liberationist and humanist agenda.””— Caroline Coon, artist

*Verbitterung?

Caroline Coon, artist

Caroline Coon, artist

Portrait sessions

“All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.’ — Jack Kerouac

Seeing you // portrait photography with me... High Tribe Records // Callum

Whether you are an artist, a musician, a dancer, an entrepreneur, or you need a photo for your 'about me' page on your website, or simply a new Linkedin photo. I would love to hear from you.

Sessions start at £250

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A portrait session with Fayann Smith of October Collective

“If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels” — Tennessee Williams 

Fayann is one of the three female artists who call themselves October! Collective who are spearheading the launch of the first permanent art quarter in Venice launched during the biennale titled Giudecca Art District. Fayann has composed the soundtrack for the district’s flagship installation titled Body As Home that is a timely exploration of self-discovery, identity, migration and search for the meaning of home.

Fayann is one of the three female artists who call themselves October! Collective who are spearheading the launch of the first permanent art quarter in Venice launched during the biennale titled Giudecca Art District. Fayann has composed the soundtrack for the district’s flagship installation titled Body As Home that is a timely exploration of self-discovery, identity, migration and search for the meaning of home.

Body as Home

A portrait session with Fayann Smith

Fayann is one of the three female artists who call themselves October! Collective who are spearheading the launch of the first permanent art quarter in Venice launched during the biennale titled Giudecca Art District. Fayann has composed the soundtrack for the district’s flagship installation titled Body As Home that is a timely exploration of self-discovery, identity, migration and search for the meaning of home. Body as Home was shot in four countries, and explores the concept of home in “regard of geographical location and how our identities are formed by our own understanding of home.”

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This is what makes my heart full..

Revealing the best of you, showcasing you and giving you your time to shine.

These photos were created for Olga and new venture as a naturopathic doctor.

Capturing a moment, with Lynn Barber

“I learned not to trust people; I learned not to believe what they say but to watch what they do; I learned to suspect that anyone and everyone is capable of 'living a lie'. I came to believe that other people - even when you think you know them well - are ultimately unknowable.” Lynn Barber, An Education.

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Lynn Barber, by her own admission, has always suffered from a compelling sense of nosiness. An exceptionally inquisitive child she constantly questioned everyone she knew about imitate details of their lives. This talent for nosiness, coupled with her unusual lack of the very English fear of social embarrassment, turned out to be the perfect qualification for a celebrity interviewer. 

The strongest ties..

Invisible threads are the strongest ties //Friedrich Nietzsche

Last Sunday's delightful afternoon with Hannah and her gorgeous brood...

If you are interested in family photo sessions, whatever the occasion, whether it's a 1st birthday party, a golden wedding anniversary, an engagement, a wedding, or for no reason whatsoever other than capturing a moment in time, a day, the light, a smell, a colour, a feeling, an age, a look:  all the things in which our memories are stored.. then please call me to find out more! 07875 195876

I hate being photographed #Bran

I've started creating pain-less portrait sessions for you who hates being photographed. If you avoid the camera, refuse to have your photo taken, never appear in family photos, are always the one taking the photos, whatever the reason just don't have beautiful photos of YOU for keepsakes... this is for you...