The circles that life is curve round me and I find myself looking through a lens again, capturing snippets of people's lives.
It is a vulnerable act to be photographed.
After years of accompanying women and their families through the crazy adventure of pregnancy and childbirth, I have a renewed appreciation for the less obvious vulnerable states. It is without question a naked experience, sometimes literally, to bring a child into the world, but to look into a lens and smile with confidence, this requires a type of courage most don't speak of. It is assumed that you will have that christmas card of your family done each year and a portrait on your mantel. Many do not because it can be hard to be the focus of attention.
The art of being a midwife is helping people feel safe and capable. The art of being a photographer is helping people feel safe and beautiful. There is nothing more gorgeous than someone who feels safe.