A beautiful story of love despite adversity - an inspirational couple who found each other and love on their escape to safety from Syria. Shot in Germany for Grazia magazine. A happy story to end the year and a very good reminder as to how lucky we are. HAPPY CHRISTMAS everyone!
Very excited getting off the plane to see this work displayed at Heathrow Airport. An amazing fusion between my two worlds of work. The little girl photographed has had her life changed forever by this image being used. Her model fee has paid for her to stop working in a factory and go back to school. A very happy end to the year.
Documenting the work of BMS World Mission in Lebanon. I visited many Syrian refugee families on the Syrian border. Amazing families with such sad stories but such massive strength, it was a joy to work with such inspirational people. Lebanon is a fascinating country with beautiful people, its my second trip but I cant wait to go back again.
This commission was truly heartbreaking. Following refugees across the Serbian/Croatian border it was a brief look into their horrendous journeys from such terrible situations. I don't know how they have the strength to carry on. Alone in the dark in the middle of a field I stopped to photograph one 16 year old Mother with her tiny baby, she had no one and was alone as her entire family had been bombed.
Delighted this story was taken on by the Independent. Working with the wonderful Journalist Lena Corner we worked on a feature on Waves for Change, an amazing organisation who has developed an award winning curriculum that fuses elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Humanistic Therapy and Surfing to promote the well being and stability of young people who have been adversely effected by the unstable surrounds of their community in Cape Town South Africa.
A really fun commission for Southwark Council to encourage people to get moving!! Working with such a fun group of people, there was laughter all the way and a little bit of sweating too!
A feature for the Independent - a community of people who live in tombs in Liberia's capital Monrovia. I aimed to show a life so harsh its unthinkable - its impossible to imagine how frightening it is to sleep amongst dead people remains. Children as young as 13 are living in Monrovia’s city-centre cemetery. Unaccompanied by any responsible adults, they sleep inside tombs having emptied them of their corpses. About 100 people call Palm Grove cemetery their home, and all are addicted to class A drugs. In the daytime, the boys scrape together enough money to feed their habit, by thieving and selling stolen goods or by doing odd jobs. In the night time, all the girls open shop for prostitution – servicing clients among the graves. The cemetery is foul – it reeks of human excrement. I hope it helped people in the UK to understand how it was living in these conditions especially with the terror of the Ebola crisis at its height in Monrovia.