Author: rachel rimel

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motherhood photography

As a London family photographer I’ve been documenting modern-day motherhood for some time. When I decided to explore this further with my Motherhood and Identity series looking at tattooed mothers as a metaphor for individual and personal expression of identity

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Madonna and Child: Images of Modern Day Motherhood

Mother looks at son standing in cot documentary child portrait

Images of motherhood abound and always have done even before the days of family photography – even before the advent of photography at all paintings depicted the Madonna and Child, and before that artists carved stone and wooden carvings and

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Walking with Dinosaurs: Crystal Palace Park documentary family photography session

Best London family photographer Crystal Palace

I first met Lynne at a ‘second time around mothers club’ just after we’d both had our second child. Those first few months of being a mum of two – the club was a lifeline every week to just meet

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The light through my window

fine art photographic prints London

I’m not sure why Ive been drawn to windows recently. Perhaps it’s the blurred abstract shapes obscured by morning condensation, or night time rain, the lights and shapes and objects merging and reflecting and dispersing that evokes a somewhat somnambulant

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The Simple Sofa – turn yours into a family photo

London natural family photographer mini session

The sofa – the simple sofa. The heart of the home. Once upon a time families could be found sitting together on their doorstep. The threshold of the house was the gathering place for children and adults alike to get

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The light through my window

best documentary family photographer

I’m not sure why Ive been drawn to windows recently. Perhaps it’s the blurred abstract shapes obscured by morning condensation, or night time rain, the lights and shapes and objects merging and reflecting and dispersing that evokes a somewhat somnambulant

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The Sea, The Sea …

Best London documentary photographer

This past year I have been focusing a lot on personal projects. My latest art series to be published is ‘The Sea, The Sea …’ in which I’ve been exploring the themes of permanence and impermanence, beauty and bleakness and

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The Sea, The Sea …

Best London documentary photographer

I have always been drawn to the sea. I realise I sound a little like Moana when I say that but I’m not about to sail off on a quest to deliver the heart of some magical mythical being becoming

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Home: The Devil is in the Detail

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What makes a home a home? It’s said it’s where the heart is. If a home is the people in it, is it still home when the people are absent? What makes a house more than just accommodation? What makes

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Stories of Modern Motherhood. Motherhood and Identity: Tattooed Mamas – Breaking the Taboo

South London motherhood portrait photography

Becoming a mother is a momentous event in any woman’s life and for many can overhaul their entire perception of self and identity. So much of our sense of self and how we previously identified ourselves is tied up in

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