Janine came to me looking for some colourful headshots and personal branding photography for the launch of her new coaching business in south London – Janine Green Coaching.
Janine’s brand is very light and colourful so we worked together at our initial pre-session consultation to discuss her brand values, her brand colours and how we could best visually represent those with a range of images that gave her potential clients a sense of who she is. Her main demand – ‘no fake smiley photos showing I know how to use a laptop or staring vacantly into the distance!’Read More
Ever wanted to be in the moment and capture it for prosperity at the same time? All those tiny moments that make up family life – the silly games, the gestures and expressions, the glances and the interactions.Read More
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 up, drink coffee and eat cake while commiserating how much we’d forgotten about sleep deprivation. As the children grew up and we all gravitated back to work the club petered out and we meet less and less. So it was so lovely to get the call from Lynne to say she wanted a natural family photography session in London as it meant I got to see how much little Robyn has grown and meet the rest of the family too!Read More
Memories are funny old things – they stretch and distort over time, some are lost to the mists of the past, others solidified so real they could have happened yesterday, others lost entirely to age and memory loss.
I adore photographing this family every year and getting to see how much the two girls have grown. It’s an absolute joy to see how their personalities are developing – Lexie ever the clown and a ball of energy and Edith more serious and observant just taking it all in before she gives in to a good old jump on the bed!Read More
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 the way light plays and impacts mood and scene.Read More
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 view of the world. Whatever it is, I know I love the beauty of the simple colours and light reflected through fragments of water droplets. Stunning images perfect to adorn walls as limited edition abstract prints.
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 is tied up in how we are perceived by others.
Psychiatrist Alexandra Sacks compares the transition to motherhood to that undergone in adolescence where our whole role in society is changing combined with huge hormonal changes and that conflict between our old selves and our new. She claims that this can lead to women feeling like they must be depressed or they’re not normal for having these responses, when in fact it is entirely commonplace – it just isn’t talked about or portrayed in media.
Motherhood and Identity: Tattooed Mamas Breaking the Taboo focuses on tattooed mothers as a visual metaphor to question how the role of motherhood can subsume and overshadow women’s identities as individuals alongside the stereotypes surrounding motherhood and looks at the women behind the title ‘Mother’.