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I think we all experience times in our life when circumstances move out of our control. An unexpected breakup, a sudden change in business climate, a health problem that sneaks up on you. This happened to me in 2012/2013, and it completely threw me for a while. I thought I had it all planned out.
So I started fixing my life on some stable, strong points that emerged - the female friends I had around me. I started to see that what mattered in that immediate situation was not figuring things out with logic and making sense of it all - it was laughter, silly jokes and hanging out. It was TV dramas, wine, dancing, great coffee, knitting, photography, reminiscing, babies, great songs and really good scones. It was about letting time pass.
I found that across countries and time, I had gathered a collection of incredible friends to rely on, and I started photographing them. I pestered them until they struck a pose. I wanted to show them for the strong, wise, independent, life-affirming and loving women I knew. Brave, insightful, intelligent, maternal, feisty, curious and rich in laughter. They are nuanced and colourful from living rich and varied lives, and In their own special ways they made me laugh, talk, cry, sing and drink copious amounts of wine until I felt better.
This is my thank you to them - for those times, and all the good times to come. See the full gallery here.