Our little girl is now six months old, she giggles a lot and blows raspberries the rest of the time. She’s beginning to chat and when she’s really giving you the look, you know THAT look, she does this double eyebrow raise that is so characteristic you could easily forget that she’s still so small.
And now that six months have passed and all of the trauma, worry and discomfort of my pregnancy journey has dulled I felt that it was time to share – in series – the self portraits I captured during the past year.
Shooting myself has never been something I’m wholly comfortable with but following my molar and cancer experience I just knew that it was time to cast those insecurities aside and brave it. About midway through I came across this wonderful group of photographers, Mum photographers to be precise – talented, supportive, inspirational, kick a**e creative woman and although I was a silent participant of the group during the last year I busied myself creating alongside them all. The Dear Photographer P52 Radness group celebrate getting in the frame and embracing all our fears, loves, desires, and darkest wobbles about being on the flipside of our own lenses. Today some of us share in unison a selection of images from 2017, here are mine, I am then followed by the fabulously talented Bridget M Parmenter, please take a moment and enjoy each and every artist until you return here to me and my sweet Adaline.