Starting a personal photography project was something that I had wanted to do for a while but I couldn’t quite find the ‘right’ project for me. Until now. The aim of this project was to enable me to get out there and meet people while practising my portrait photography skills. Little did I know that the women involved in the project were going to blow me away with their sheer brilliance at being human. The women photographed did not ask to be involved or put themselves forward, they were nominated by their friend/ sister/ colleague to take part. And I am so glad that they said yes.
From the minute I met my first subject, Jean, I realised that this project was to become far more than about the photographs to me. It was all about the stories we collect through our lives. Every one of these women had a story to tell, as we all do, and I was enthralled by all of them.
The one thing that connects these women is passion. When they talk about what is important to them the passion radiates out of them whether that be birth, belief, chocolate, community or fire walking.
I hope you enjoy seeing these pictures. More in-depth stories will follow on the blog as the project develops. Hover over each picture to find out who they are…
This is an ongoing project. If you would like to nominate a woman you know please do get in touch.