I have been blessed with a fertile imagination and I have always loved the power that images have to convey a resonance of place, feeling and time. When I was a child I would to read fairy tale picture books and become completely immersed in the fantasy of the story through the images that were created in my head. Throughout my life I have been awestruck by the way in which images have been able to move me deeply around many themes like relationships, history, visibility, style, culture and childhood. So, in the pages of this blog, I want to share some of those themes and the beautiful inspirations through photography and illustrations, that speak to us as multiple layers of visual story…
Let it be seen
This image shows a friends hands holding my Mamiya C330 twin-lens reflex film camera. When I shot it, many years ago, I wanted to make a visual comment about the absence back then, of images of Black Women in photography. I love the way the image integrates her seasoned hands and her mature shape, along side a piece of formidable looking photographic kit.