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The Unseen Community

Exhibited Getty Gallery London 

Shortlisted Portrait of Britain

"Her photography is powerful and moving " 

The Photography Movement.

"Highly Rated. Sincere, poignant and classical work."  

Magnum Photography

Solo Exhibition Manchester 2018

Your Story

First we plan.  We want to challenge stereotypes and create more positive images of more diverse families. 

To help me to see "family" from your point of view could you answer by email or phone (0784 072 6363) the following?

1. Which LGBTQ stereotypes annoy or concern you? ( We will explore/challenge or avoid them.)

2. You see many LGBTQ narratives in the media - which stories are missing? ( My job is to construct better or new narratives.)

3. If you promoted a positive image of LGBTQ parents and children - what would that message be? (If you tell me with words I will work out how to say it with photography.) 


The Shoot

Most shoots last for about 2 hours. My work is candid, but not entirely left to chance! So if I see great light or gorgeous composition I may ask you to be in the best spot. I like to chat through your story and work out how to represent that with images. The images above were all taken in natural light - the sofa, the bed or kitchen. I spend time watching you. This is art work not a high street studio! This specific project will be seeking the discrimination faced by the community and the light of family life. We are looking for around 15-20 families to be part of this project. Allie will come to your home or another organised venue, sit back and watch family life unfold, capturing moments of you and your child/ren together. This is differently not a posing photography shoot, we want to see you and your family in all of its realness. We may ask some families specifically to join in this project to try to capture all families and as much of the LGBT community as possible.

The Edit

High end re - touching is not standard though if you get a spot - that I can disappear of course!

Your Choice

All of the families I shoot for want to buy some images. I can print, frame and gift wrap if it is a present or you may buy a half price bundle:

10 High Resolution =£200

20  High Resolution = £300 

or the whole folder for £400) 

This way you may print as desired and make a family album or book, a calendar, send them to relatives, even write a blog.

Your shoot is free. 

Possible Stories

Birth  Intros  Christening   Birthday  Wedding

Trans    Lesbian    Gay 

Busy life (rushing to work) Male, Female   Multi Tasking 

Baby blues (male)  

Toilet/ bathroom   Bedtime    Playtime     Mealtime

Teenagers

Breastfeeding       Bottle feeding

Outside 

Pride parade    Twins    

Argument     Pregnant     Surrogacy 


GDPR : Here you may opt in or out and even change your mind at a later stage! I will also ask your permission about images I wish to use and I know we cannot place shots of adopted children on social media. 

IMAGE USE CONSENT

The Photographer will display images covered by this contract to generally promote the business, providing that the images are used lawfully and without damage to the Clients.

The Clients agrees that images covered by this contract may be shared on the following channels:

• The Photographer’s website

• The Photographer’s social media channels, including but not withstanding Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

• As printed material, for example, in portfolio albums

• Selected third party media e.g.  my blogs, magazines.


My Childhood Story

Using Format