IT ALL STARTED WHEN
we had our sweet, super-loving, strong-minded baby girl with a world of opportunity in front of her. Her character not yet neatly moulded into boxes created by societal influences.
It dawned on me that we live in a certain time now, where one of the biggest pressures and distractions for all of us, especially women, is to live up to an unrealistic standard of beauty. It can take up a lot of energy if we let it.
And then we had our second sweet girl, so happy, so carefree, so full of love. And I knew I had to do something to show them both to see the beauty in everyone they will encounter.
Starting with themselves as they get older so they can hold on tight to everything that makes them special, without weighing themselves down with unnecessary and never helpful self doubt.
I was thinking of ways to show them the power of what self love can achieve in a world where we are shown only a tiny segment of what is beautiful; putting us under a constant pressure to be ?perfect? or pushing us into the shadows when we think we are not, either way distracting us from all that we could be.
As a female image maker in these times, and as a Mother, I’m increasingly aware of the impact that my photography can have on those who see it. So let?s change the visual narrative around us together.
Whoever you are, believe that you are good enough and worthy of celebrating this part of your story right now. I?ll photograph you being confidently you, enjoying your own greatness.
Then you can show others how to do the same too so we can all move forwards with a little more confidence and self-love, leaving a trail of good vibes wherever we go? let?s make the world a better place, one photograph at a time.
I can?t wait to hear from you.
? Sharan x