It’s Friday, in the evening of what has been a hot July day. My balcony doors are wide open and a cool breeze gently lifts the sheer curtain. I’m sipping chilled rosé from a brightly coloured glass and making notes for an article I’ve been asked to write. Last night was the private view for my first ever solo exhibition, and this morning I received a complimentary copy of The Voice newspaper with a full-page feature on a project that I’ve been working on for the last nine months.
Right now, in this very moment, I feel like I’m living the dream.
the arrival of the test prints have got me on gas mark 9million. final tweaks before these bad boys are printed full size. it’s next week, are you coming? » bit.ly/ympreview « | » igg.me/at/youngmotherhood « #london #exhibition #art
love notes going out this week have a lil goodie inside: an individually-sealed organic blackberry & blueberry teabag (tried & tested with the jendella seal of approval obvz) 😋 » igg.me/at/youngmotherhood «
The truth is I’m a bit of a relationship grinch, sappy displays of affection aren’t really my thing, but shooting with Courtney and Davinia really warmed the ice-cool exterior of my heart.
I say exterior, because I’m so obviously emotional my “not-fazed” demeanour is clearly an attempt to maintain my pretentious gangsta persona. Really, I love this stuff, and photographing two people who have chosen to love (more on love as a choice later…) and accept each other in all their flawed-perfection is a glorious thing. *sighs deeply*
Anyways. Let me go listen to some gangsta rap to rectify this imbalance of emotion. *throws up gang signs and shows off grills*
(If you would like a location shoot similar to this, I’m offering them as perks in my crowdfunding campaign. Check it out here!)
according to the various funding bodies i approached, there is no “need” for a project like ‘young motherhood’, i.e. they don’t think anyone is interested. so this me…not trying to “prove” anything to any of the arts establishment, but me honouring the women who opened their homes and their lives to me over the last 8 months, as well as for every young woman who has raised her kids, chased her dreams and lived her life to the best that she could despite living in a society that told her she could not. continually inspired and continually encouraged by the experiences of these women