I believe that narrative photographic projects have great power. The power to start a conversation, to provoke curiosity and emotion. I embarked on this project to show depth and a sense of empowerment through women.
In August 2018 I created a small exhibition called Fourteen Photographs. I worked with fourteen high profile local women to demonstrate strength, ambition and empowerment. I shot a portrait of each woman which accompanied a hand written letter to their younger self. These were displayed alongside each other at the exhibition. The letters were all handwritten because, like a fingerprint, that makes them unique. I believe the letters gave each photograph depth – an insight into the photograph’s subject and a powerful connection to those reading and looking.
In the fast paced world we live, it is easy to lose sight of the strength we provide each other as women. Through fourteen photographs I wanted to showcase strength, ambition and empowerment. I hope that Fourteen photographs was just a small step in allowing our stories to be seen and to showcase the everyday inspirational women.